Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monet's Top Continued

Monet's Flower Garden is now a top. Well, sort of. I think I'm going to go searching at my local thrifts to see if I can find a few pillow cases that I could add. It's not quite as big as I want it to be. This center section is my favorite. It has the look I was going for. I wouldn't call it a complete success, but I think I'll like it once it's done. I appreciated Wanda's suggestions on sewing triangles and both Elizabeth and Wanda had a needle recommendation that made such a difference. I would add that as soon as I remembered (after two rows) to press the seams open, it all proceeded much more smoothly.





















Aren't these pretty? My mom and I are working on a collaborative quilt. She's doing the embroidery and I'm doing the rest. These are rejects...wrong color thread. I think I can make something cute with these.

36 comments:

Cami said...

I lvoe the monet quilt. It is coming along nicely.

Marie' said...

I could stare at your quilt for a long time, just enjoying each patterns. I love it!

QuiltedSimple said...

This looks great - I love all the different colors!
Kris

Jackie said...

The Monet quilt is coming along beautifully! I love the results thus far. How wonderful that you and your mom are working on a quilt together. I have to say, I love the rejects! I can't believe they are rejects they are beautiful. I can't wait to see what your part will be!!

Shannon said...

Very Nice!

Michaela said...

It is beautiful!
I have an extra pillow cases, that are floral and didn't match with my blue and green quilt. I can send you photos and if you like them they are yours.

Dallas said...

I love how the quilt is turning out. I have been collecting vintage sheets for two quilts - one green and yellow, and one blue and white. I have plenty of left overs if you'd be interested in doing some swapping with any scraps you have left over. If so, let me know and I can send some photos of what I've got. Or even if you don't have scraps, but are interested, let me know.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love love love your monet quilt! And I could see those "rejects" as lovely pillows :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the Monet. It really captures the spirit. I can't wait to see it finished and quilted! How are you going to quilt it?

Alissa said...

Beautiful!!! Both the quilt top and the embroidery!!

Stephanie said...

Rejects? The prettiest ones I've seen. Your Monet quilt is so pretty...blended and beautiful.

Tine said...

Your quilt is so monet-ish! The florals look beautiful together. The stitcheries are really cute :-)

MichelleB said...

Love the top! And redwork flowers. I'm definitely going to have to give their triangle making tips a try!

syko kajsa said...

The Monet quilt is really lovely!

audreypawdrey said...

That is coming together so well! It does remind me of your inspiration, too.

ellen said...

Monet is beautiful! I just can't imagine being able to sew all of those pieces together and having it turn out half so lovely.
I am eager to see what you and your mother come up with! It is truly a blessing and a wondrous thing (to me) that you and your mother are able to share in such a lovely and collaborative endeavor. It makes me smile to imagine mother and daughter, needles stitching in harmony and love.

Fran said...

Your quilt is coming along just lovely. I do so like the colors you've chosen.

Those two red work pieces would look beautiful framed.

I'm making a red work quilt with an old friend, she's 82, and didn't quite know how to do it. She did all of the embroidery and I'm helping her put it together. I will post some pictures of it on my site soon. Can't wait to see your moms and yours.

~~Fran...:c)

Lurline's Place said...

Have enjoyed a lovely visit, thanks - think I will have to return! Love all your quilts!
Hugs - Lurline!

em's scrapbag said...

Love your Monet quilt. It is fresh and colorful.

HomespunMary said...

The Monet top is looking beautiful! Soft but yet shifting colors...

MightyMom said...

oh the Monet is gorgeous!! great job!!

and I see a redwork quilt in your future??

Victoria said...

The Monet quilt top is lovely! What a lot of work getting all of those tiny triangles lined up just so... beautiful job!

flippytale Quilter (Christine) said...

Your Monet top is really fun with how you mixed your colors!

Madge said...

absolutely beautiful.

Doris said...

Love the Monet top...you did a great job piecing those triangles!

And I can't believe those are the throw-aways! But knowing you, you will turn them into something fabulous!

upstateLisa said...

Wow! love the Monet quilt! How cool that you are colloborating with your mother. love those 'rejects'

Rebekah said...

your monet quilt is so beautiful! It's such a great way to display your vintage sheets.

That's so cool that you and your mom are collaborating on a project. I can't wait to see how it turns out :)

Lucette said...

The rejects just blew me away. The details and colour are very striking.

And the freshness in your monet quilt makes it come alive.

ps the snow is melting thank goodness.

Katherine said...

Your monet quilt is looking fabulous!

Finn said...

The top is looking wonderful! Very much like a Monet painting. And your Steely log cabin turned out just beautiful.
I do hope you rewarded yourself with the mentioned day of play from pillow trimings *VBS* Hugs, Finn

Melanie said...

I think it's working well and a lovely idea. I saw the garden in Giverney a few years ago. Even the colours inside Monet's house were inspiring.

amandajean said...

I have a zig zag quilt sitting because sewing triangles gives me the willies...especially that many of them. but your quilt makes me want to get on it, and quick! nice job on your quilt top.

Molly said...

Love your Monet quilt--can't wait to see it finished! I get so much inspiration reading your blog.

henny said...

Hi jackie,
lovely embroidery your mom did.
I can't wait to see you make the quilt and her works join together.

I didn't quilt these 3 last days. Everyone at home sick one after another. happy wekend after all :)

Wendy said...

Even redwork rejects make my heart sing!

Ruth said...

Ooh... I love the monet quilt, and the pillowcase!

Ruth xx