Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ok, now where was I?

Whoops, time has flown by and I've been so busy that my poor blog has had very little attention. I do appreciate your visits on the occasions when I do pop in and have something to say.
Even my sewing time has been cut back a bit for the last couple of months. It's just as well I go to the monthly class at Quiltsmith so I can at least keep a pace going with the Aunty Green quilt.
I cant remember if I've shown this panel before but here it is anyway.
This one took a little longer because I couldn't decide what to do for the broderie perse. I'm pretty happy with it now but I do wish the manufacturers would bring out more broderie perse fabrics. 
I'm still working on the last panel that surrounds the center. I'm liking this one a lot for it's bigger shapes. I've done a bit more prep since I took this photo so I can stitch over the holidays.
This is how the sections look so far. There's lots of measuring and trimming to do before I can join them and then fill the corners with  more applique. Of course the applique will look pretty packed in there at that stage.
Every year it's a tradition of mine to give the grandchildren a Christmas decoration for the tree. This year I made knitted these stockings for them, a free pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits. They weren't as hard as I thought they'd be but sadly my attention span was too short to make myself some.
 
If I don't get back to blogging before Christmas, have a very happy and joyful time with loved ones.
 
Until next time, Janet


38 comments:

taylorsoutback said...

Lovely to see your post and all the gorgeous work on your Aunty Green! Having only recently attempted my first broderie perse so agree at the need for more fabrics that lend themselves to that classic form of applique. Had to really hunt for something to work with.

Dear little knitted stockings - love the size!!

Wishing you many blessings at Christmas and in 2014.

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Your Aunty Green is coming along beautifully. I agree wholeheartedly that we need more fabrics for Broderie Perse. Merry Christmas!

Donna~~ said...

I've been a bad blogger, too, Janet. Your Auntie Green is wonderful! And the stockings are so cute! Hope you have a lovely Christmas!

Nedra said...

Very cute little stockings. Merry Christmas to you too Janet!

Pokey said...

Your applique skills always are amazing work to gaze upon, Thank you for showing the beautiful progress! I like the tiny ornaments, maybe you'll get one made for yourself. I do wish you a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones ~
:-}pokey

Janet said...

It is wonderful to see your progress!! I love it when the applique fills the available space :0) Those little stockings are darling. Merry Christmas to you and your family and best wishes for lots of happy hours of stitching in 2014!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Hi Janet, I'm so pleased you checked in before Christmas so I could wish you a merry one!! I love seeing your progress on the Aunty Green quilt, it's looking amazing. Those little stocking decorations are the cutest.

Cardygirl said...

Nice to "see" you Janet. Blogging is best kept in its proper place....sometimes life takes over! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Shirley said...

Woohoo Janet! I am always pleased to see a post from you and I can see how busy you have been. Your applique is awesome as usual. Love the little socks. Very cute. Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.xx

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Lovely to see your progress on Auntie Green, the fabrics you have used are wonderful, love the colours! I too have recently needed fabrics for broderie perse and found it a difficult hunt, I ended up not doing as much as I had planned. Let's hope somehow the message gets across to the fabric houses!
Your tradition of a decoration each year for your grandchildren is lovely, cute little stockings.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, hope you enjoy the holidays with your family.

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Wow! Your Aunty Green is looking awesome!

Jill @ I Rather Quilt said...

Your red and green quilt header is beautiful. Aunty Green has lots of detail. Knitted stockings adorable. I may look for that pattern. May I ask what type of wadding/batting you use?

Mary said...

Oh goodness! It doesn't matter how long you are away - when you are back the wait was all worth it! Love it all! Merry Christmas, Janet!

Heather said...

Delightful work on the Auntie Green. I too wish there were more broderie perse fabrics out there, then I wouldn't be so afraid to cut into the ones in my stash!

Terry said...

Merry Christmas Janet! And all the best to you and yours in the new year! :0)

Cissa K said...

Great to see your post and know that you are busy been creative.
My goal is to start My Aunt Green top in 2014. Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014 to you and your family.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow...your panels are just beautiful and those little stockings are pretty cute too!
Happy Holidays!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Your quilt is stunning and i like your color choices. The stockings are adorable, red and white is my favorite this year!
Merry Christmas!

Nifty Quilts said...

My goodness! Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. I'll look forward to seeing more in the new year. Those stockings are precious. I'm sure they'll be loved for generations.

LuAnn said...

Your Auntie a Green is beautiful.

Kathy MacKie said...

Those stockings are delightful!

Lori said...

Your Auntie Green is really coming along and looking so amazing, Janet!!
The stockings are adorable too. I seem to do that as well, make something for others, but run out of steam before I make any for me. Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

Merry Christmas to you too! Your Aunty Green quilt is looking beautiful.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gorgeous applique Janet! That quilt will be smashing!
Those little stocking ornaments make me want to get back to knitting, but I have too much sewing to do. Merry Christmas.

Marg M said...

The quilt is looking beautiful. Stockings very cute.

Aunt 'Reen said...

You are making such awesome progress on Aunty Green. Your applique' work is gorgeous!
Those little stocking ornies are darling!

Karendianne said...

So great to see you!!! Your work always makes my heart swell. Okay, oh my gosh the little stockings - too cute!!! Merry Christmas, Janet.

Salley said...

Loved it when your header popped up . . . so Christmassy!
And those wee stockings are divine!
Your stitching continues to be awe inspiring.
Merry Xmas!

Stephanie said...

As always, spectacular applique. My mother still holds the tradition of gifting each family member a new ornament at Christmas. Darling little stockings. Merry Christmas!!!

Nancy said...

I am supposed to be doing Auntie Green but have yet to find the background fabric. I can’t seem to find three that I like together. Looks like you are just using one color for the background and it is looking gorgeous.

tanya said...

I'VE MISSED YOU! I CHECK here daily and am thrilled to see you back and posting. your work is beyond exceptional and you're the one and only quilter i want to be when i grow up. you're the best in my book.
thank you for sharing your work and inspiring me.
ellen

Mimi said...

To die for quilting! Adorable stockings. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Thimbleanna said...

Those panels are beautiful Janet -- as always your applique is gorgeous. Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

lovely, lovely quilt - Merry Christmas to you

Miriam said...

Merry Christmas Janet!!

Your Aunty Green quilt is coming along beautifully!

Meredith said...

Merry Merry
Glad to see you are still creating.
Happy & healthily new year to you and your beautiful family.

sewingroomsecrets said...

Simply beautiful work! :)

Janet said...

Oh Janet, it is gorgeous. I have missed your blog post. Your little stockings are so cute. I am sure the grandchildren loved them. How are you doing?