Monday, October 18, 2010

Just Blessings again

Here is my progress with this layout. Slowly, but surely, I am making headway with my blocks. My side setting triangles will be white (the blue and pink parts that you see is just my design wall). Five blocks are completed with 8 more to finish. This is the back of my rings. I use English Paper Piecing method and whatever scrap paper on hand gets used. My fabric gets basted onto the paper template and then hand sewn together.

I have tried so many different applique methods; but find myself coming back to English Paper Piecing. Whatever works for us is the way to go.
DH and I had company this past weekend. My niece, Nicole (she is wearing the pink top), ran in the Good Life Fitness Marathon and she completed 21k. Congratulations!! This was her first marathon and she breezed through the finish.
In the background, you can see some of the fall foliage that we saw when we were waiting at the Finish line at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto.
Have a great day!

27 comments:

Gail said...

I just love this quilt. Did you make your own papers templates? Do you sew through the paper?

Sherry said...

OOOOOOOOO my that is a big jb to do and you make it look so easy. I know I'm not doing this one. Thanks for shaing

*karendianne. said...

Ohh friend, I LOVE this. To me, this one is close to divinity. Goodness. I have a surprise for you to. It's just a side bar note to share with you. I'll have to send you an email.

Yvette said...

I really love those blocks. Are you using glue to set the pieces to the paper or are you stitching? They look fabulous!

Quiltbenaco said...

Sta proprio venendo bene, mi piace tanto!
Ciao dall'Italia
Domenica

hetty said...

I love, love, love this quilt! Fantiastic! Also, congrats to your niece.

Barb said...

Your quilt layout looks great!
congrats to your niece - looks like it was a beautiful day for the run.

orchidlover said...

Those blocks are gorgeous

Love and hugs Gina xxx

paula, the quilter said...

This is lovely!

Highland Monkey's said...

Your quilt is going to be lovely when you've finished.

Janet said...

I have the pattern on hold but in the meantime, it's wonderful to look at your version. I think the paper piecing was a great way to do them. It's going to be beautiful when you've finished.

pajudie said...

What a pretty quilt!! Your colors are so nice - great job -
Judie

Diana said...

Oh my word! Every time I see your blog I see another beautiful quilt! This one is just lovely!

And congratulations to your niece. My daughter runs marathons and I know how hard they train.

Julia said...

I love it Rose Marie..
yes i would go with paper piecing too,,

Sandra said...

Wow! I've never seen this pattern. Your workmanship is beautiful! I love the extra embelishments that surround the stars.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to your niece, that's a great effort! Love the foliage on the trees in the park.....makes me quite nostalgic. Your quilt is coming along beautifully and I am looking forward to seeing it finished.

QuiltSue said...

The blocks are beautiful and I love the little stars in the corners.

Karen said...

I was wondering how you got such even looking curves on the rings. The English paper piecing was certainly the way to go making this. Beautiful blocks.

Crunchy Diva said...

beautiful quilt i love it.

Lois said...

What a pretty quilt. I find the colors so pleasant and comfortable. What a great job. Lois

John'aLee said...

Oh that is a beauty!

Bunny said...

Love your quilt it is gorgeous.
Congrats to your niece on the marathon. Wonderful. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment. Nice to meet you

Annette said...

I LOVE this quilt! Awesome!!

Quilter Kathy said...

I am just loving this quilt! Such a cool design and your fabrics are perfect for it.

Karen said...

This truly might be one of the pretties quilts I've ever seen. Would love to see this one in person. Can't wait to see the final result. Great job!!

Susannah said...

This might be my favorite quilt I've ever seen! Don't tell my mom... ;)
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Anonymous said...

I am sure it says somewhere but I have yet to read~ what is the pattern to this amazing quilt?