December 27, 2011

Deborah: Progress...

Here's what I have so far:


I'm not using any of the linens in the blocks, other than the centers. I did a couple of blocks that way and  found I like them better with only the center from the linens. I've also got some rather large spaces which is to allow room for the photos.

This is currently how I envision arranging them:
These blocks won't necessarily remain exactly where they are now. I'm envisioning smaller cq blocks around the center photograph. For now. :-)


9 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

It's looking good!

Debra Spincic said...

Those big areas will be great for your pictures. I like the large scale flowers too.

Suztats said...

I like the look so far. The linens capture my eye, and the two light fabrics on either side of the photo give it more prominence, I think, and focus one's attention towards the center.
Are the individual flowers around the photo linked in any way to the picture? (For example, the pic is of the family in Aunt Eda's garden, and all the flowers surrounding the pic are her favorites?) Just wondering.......

Barbara C said...

Your blocks look great, and I like the way you featured the linens. I'm getting ready to piece my blocks and I have to figure out how to incorporate some image transfers. They may end up being center blocks too.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Sorry, I'm tired and my post didn't make any sense. I'll try again and hope for the best...

I really like your color choices. The linens featured as you have them give them importance while the touches of white in your fabrics creates a nice balance to the white linens without overpowering them. This is going to be a wonderful quilt!

jenclair said...

Wow, you have been making progress! This is going to be something very special!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Thanks for all the comments & encouragement. Suz: the flowers, if you're referring to the center piece, are all from old dresser scarves that my mother and her sisters - several are in the photo -embroidered over the years. I've limited my use of them to smaller pieces and ones that were damaged in some way. There are a few that I simply cannot cut into but I believe I have a few more that I won't feel bad about including in the quilt. It's better than having them storedin a box in my closet.

Suztats said...

I think it's wonderful to have examples of your Mother's and Aunt's stitching included in the quilt along with family pictures! Your people's history, as well as pieces of their stitching history. Fantastic!

Susan said...

Great way to make a multi-generation project. I like the light centers surrounded by the darker colors, and I recognize some of those fabrics from my own stash!