Tuesday, May 28, 2013

stitch by stitch...


little by little, stitch by stitch

slowly moving forward

a few days ago i thought i was at the point where i could finally start joining sections together

everything all nicely laid out, a few small pieces to make to fill in some gaps... nothing serious

until i got out my measuring tape

uh-oh

i had registered this quilt as being approx. 35" square - way back when all i had done was just a few sections, with others still in the planning and dreaming stage

seems my expected measurement was a dream as well


knowing how much thought and planning the organizers are putting into the placement and hanging of the quilts for our show, i really wanted to be closer to my expected size than this... and even though time is rapidly winding down, i am adding on


this part is 5' deep by 35" long

and i have added in more colour

the pink in this photograph is much, much brighter than the fabric actually is

having said that though, it's still pinker than i wanted it to be


so two petals have been covered with lace - and i am just delighted with how that turned out

since this picture was taken i have added more embroidery, also in creamy white, to tone it down, and also to help integrate the flower into the cloth

as if it grew from it


and other poinsettias in creamy linen, waiting patiently for more stitching detail

 a lacy vine, holly leaves, berries still to come

the list goes on...

12 comments:

karen said...

more beautiful titivation!! I have left comment over on flickr....for you consideration :)
http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You work is just so wonderful! It is always a joy to see what you have lovingly stitched next. You inspire me.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Mosaic Magpie said...

Your addition is stunning....just another opportunity!
xo,
Deb

Marj Talbot said...

Love the soft pink and the embellishments.

Bead and Needle said...

These pieces are SO incredible, in and of themselves - can't wait to see the entire, finished 35X35" piece! XOXO

oldgreymare said...

the dream has become a saga...waiting for the reveal....

Dorthe said...

Dear Jillayne, you are a master ,how amazingly beautiful thi s is, and all the time you makes it even more beautiful! I so love the new additions of the rosa flower with lazy petals, and the poinsetta so lovely with the laces holding it!
Your work is gorgeous my friend!
Hugs ,Dorthe

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jillayne, simply gorgeous. I love the addition of the soft pink. With every stitch you create a masterpiece. Can't wait to see the completed treasure.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Alisa Noble said...

Really Jillayne, no matter what its end size, it is so, so lovely!
I just want to touch and feel it.
Gorgeous.

lynn said...

jillayne this is so gorgeous as i have said before... i think the pink is the perfect touch.. and the added lace.. ohhh makes me happy to just look at it.. :)
love the delicacy of it all and all the little stitches..
makes me think of more things ... hmmm maybe hearts with little pansy faces.. dont you love those johnny jump ups? saw them when daughter took me to the library yesterday.. soo cute .. and thought i bet jillayne could make that .. lol wish i sewed.. but i can live through your creations..
big hugs
xoxo
lynn

Createology said...

This quilt is so beautiful and unique that I hope a show deadline does not distract you from your stitching bliss. No one else knows the vision you have for your quilt. They will see the masterpiece you are creating and they will be awestruck! Each addition you so painstakingly stitch is adding such a lore to this lovely quilt of laces and threads and fabrics and stitches. It is truly an heirloom my dear...

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Your project looks wonderful Jillayne - love the details.
Waiting to see the final result :-)