Friday, January 18, 2013

Joy of Life Update

Having all the pieces prepped in advance certainly makes it seem like I'm a speedy appliquer. Remember, I have been working on this all of Dec, getting it all prepped with all the pieced backgrounds and bias vines and leaves. Then I had a week's vacation with my 78 yr old Dad in AZ. Not a lot of socializing was going on while I was there. The center block is 1/2 done, and a few blocks still need circles at the end of the vines or in the center of some flowers.  The top center block is about 1/2 done so I'm thrilled with the progress I"m making on this piece.


I missed this one hiccup during the background piecing. Two 9 patches coming together that are exactly the same. Easy fix, I'll swap out from one side to the other. Give me a seam ripper and a few pins and it will be fixed in 1/2 an hour.



I belong to The Applique Society, aka TAS  We meet at our LQS, Fabric Etc in Bellingham, WA  the third Sat of each month. This is the best $25 I spend on quilting all year long.  The group I belong to is bursting with talent and sharing and ideas and laughter, and we can bake quite the selection at Christmas time too.

Tomorrow is the 3rd Sat, you know where you can find me!
Sharon

10 comments:

Louise said...

Thank you for sharing these blocks with me last night Sharon. They are so pretty up close and personal. This is going to be another stunning quilt!

Exuberant Color said...

I love the scrappy pinkness of this quilt. I have to admire the applique through you because I don't want to do it.

Janet O. said...

So beautiful! I love the soft piecing of the background. The applique is gorgeous!

Kathie said...

the applique looks wonderful, its really coming together.
ah pink , lately I have been wanting to work in pink!
have a great weekend.
Kathie

Helen said...

Joy of Life looks like a valentine. I just love it! Is this a TAS pattern?

Yvette said...

Your Joy of Life is coming along nicely. I have had this kit for several years. You are making me want to dig it out and start,

Mimi said...

It is definitely coming along nicely. I love the soft colors.

taylorsoutback said...

Looks great Sharon. And what a welcomed combination of colors to work on throughout the winter.. Don't you love it when the reverse sewing is easily solved.

Have fun with your TAS ladies. - being part of any stitching group just continues to feed everyone involved.

Lori said...

That is looking wonderful! Have a fantastic Saturday!!

Sharon said...

Oh, this is so pretty! It does look like a valentine! You ARE a speedy appliquer - it would take me years to do this! It's just not my thing to do, although I love looking at it. I love the little nine-patches and the subtle piecing in the background. I think it adds a lot of interest to the quilt.

Hope you had a fun time today! It's wonderful to get together with friends and stitch and share.