Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Flower Pots

Firstly I want to apologise for my lack of communication lately. I have had a rather sore shoulder, which is exacerbated when using the computer mouse, so I've been staying away from the computer a little (very hard to do!). I REALLY, REALLY appreciate all your comments, and am sorry I have not replied to many, nor left many comments on your blogs for a bit. I'm doing my shoulder exercises, so hope to be better soon! Also done less stitching, so not much to show. I have, however, been waiting for a while to take some pics of my Kim McLean Flower Pots quilt, waiting for a Melbourne day that wasn't windy so I could try for some good outdoor shots. I've given up waiting for a calm day, we have had wind for weeks now!!! So this morning I have taken some not very good indoor pics of this quilt.

It has grown rather large, so hard to fit it all in the picture.

I have loved stitching the birds in these blocks, all those wonderful curves, and they are such pretty birds too.

Ahh well, you get the idea!! I hope your week is going very well. xo

49 comments:

MJinMichigan said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I really like your choice of lichen for the sashing. It's different from the original but just as good.
Good luck with your shoulder. I had surgery on one of my shoulders 5 years ago and the worst part was being unable to stitch while I recovered.

wishes, true and kind said...

Soooo beautiful! I was just looking a kit for this quilt on gloriouscolor.com this afternoon. This is definitely my favorite pattern of hers, and I just have to do it one of these days! Great job!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love this quilt. It is so beautiful. I must find that pattern. However, it is really your fantastic choice of fabrics that really make the quilt. Hope your shoulder gets better soon!

Li de Liége said...

Maravilhosa!!!!
Acho linda estas cores, ainda vou fazer um trabalho assim!!!
liége

Rebecca said...

Oh to die for, the quilt is lovely. Sorry the weather is not the best( says her with the sunshine ). Victoria is know for its four seasons in one day, so there is hope yet.
Big Hugs
Bec

Partito y Monito said...

it is a beautiful day in Melbourne! Perfect for outdoor quilt shots. Your quilt looks exquisite - fabulous fabrics and use of colour.

kclily said...

Oh my! Your quilt is breath taking.

Brenda said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I am envious of your talent!

Kathleen said...

Fantastic work...the quilt looks just fabulous!

i had carpel tunnel surgery twenty odd years ago and really missed my knitting for a few weeks...one thing these injuries show us is how we maybe misuse or overuse our limbs etc or strain them. The mouse is a problem for some...i have trouble with typing as i have to lean forward somewhat for that and my nerve damage prefers me to lean back!

One Flew Over said...

Oh Cathy! What a sensational quilt, such a huge amount of work has gone into this one.

Nedra said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! And wow again!
( i hope your shoulder is better soon)

Kelly said...

I hope your shoulder gets better quickly! It really is a stunning quilt, how long have you been working on it for?

PatchworkRose said...

Your Quilt is gorgeous and just so cheerful
Just Love it!!

Cardygirl said...

OMG...it is stunning...you must be thrilled as it really is wonderful!
The applique is beautifully done...just a credit to you! I am sorry to hear about your sore shoulder, take care of yourself...it must be making you feel out of step with your usual self.

Lurline said...

You must be kidding - get the idea? Lots more than that - I'm drooling again - your applique is so beautiful and Kaffe - well, enough said! Please get your arm well - I just love hearing from you and don't really want you to reply and stress the situation more. I'm sure everyone else feels the same!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Janet said...

Don't worry about replying Cathy, I want you to get better soon. Your quilt is coming along so beautifully, you must be proud of how good it looks.

Robyn said...

Cathy you have an amazing gift of using fabric in the loveliest colourful way!! I just love what you do... so clever and so fun to look at!
hugs
Robyn xx

Kathie said...

Looks wonderful!!!
rest that arm, that happens to me
and staying off the computer helps a lot!
congrats ...just love this quilt
take care and talk to you soon!
Kathie

Miriam said...

Wow, that is magnificent!!

Beautiful work, Cathy. Your colour choices really make it glow!!

I do love those birds.

I hope you get plenty of rest and your shoulder is a good as new soon.

Christine said...

simply stunning

cheers
Christine

Jackie said...

Absolutely stunning!! All those Kaffes just go together perfectly!! Love it, great job!

Stephanie said...

Spectacular! Fantastic choice of fabrics--they only enhance your applique perfection.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

I am gobsmacked! That is an amazing quilt with a huge amount of work. No wonder you have a sore shoulder! Gorgeous, stunning and beautifully made.

Rita

Always Sewing said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love your choice of fabrics, and your work is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this quilt with us. I hope your shoulder heals quickly.

Robin Hill Quilts said...

Oh my goodness Cathy~this quilt is stunning! What a wonderful pattern, and the fabrics you chose are perfect! I am working on lollipop trees and now want this one as well but I will refrain....take care of yourself~quilting is a marathon not a sprint~

alobsiger said...

Cathy, your Flower Pots are looking FANTASTIC! Gorgeous work, beautiful fabric choices!! So lovely! Hope your shoulder is better soon!!

Lizzie said...

stunning quilt.
Lizzie

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

It's wonderful! I love how you used the busy fabrics...they don't look busy at all in small amounts. I'm not really good with that sort of thing...

Hope your shoulder feels better soon. It's just no fun to feel 'off.'

Joanna said...

That is gorgeous. A true masterpiece. You are indeed a girl after my own heart :)

Sherri said...

Stunning can't even describe your beautiful quilt...maybe awe-inspiring comes close! Hope you feel better soon!

Chookyblue...... said...

wow so much stitching in this one........beautiful........need to get some time to stitch again......it is lost at the moment........

Julie said...

Just beautiful, very pretty colours. This wind makes photography difficult doesn't it. I hope you are better soon.

Andi said...

What a stunner!!

Lizzie said...

Wow Cathy, as usual I stand in awe of your applique and mastery of colour!!

It's really windy here again too, I have to say I'm over this wind thing
Lizzie
XXX

The Rabbit Factory said...

What a dreammmmmmy quilt! Love it!

kmcl said...

Cathy, your quilt is looking absolutely gorgeous. Hope to see more! Kim McLean

Deb said...

Hi Cathy, this is one of my favourite KMCL quilts and you have done a marvelous job. Take care and rest that shoulder.

Cheers, Deb

Bronwyn said...

Hope it wasn't lugging books or crates that hurt your shoulder; make sure you take care at work! - I am super super jealous that you have that beautiful quilt in your house!

sewpam63 said...

Cathy - your quilt is SPECTACULAR!!! I LOVE your bright colors and FUN fabrics. ; ) You give me inspiration and motivation to stitch faster on my own Flower Pots project! Thanks for sharing!!! Piecefully, Pam

jaybird said...

we have missed you..but i hope your shoulder gets better!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Cathy it's beautiful! Sorry to hear about your shoulder. I hope it's better soon. And when you get a minute, you must come visit me in my new home on the web! hee hee.

ranette said...

Oh my goodness Cathy...I am in awe of your work. You're making a beautiful quilt, just beautiful!
Keep from aggravating that shoulder if you can. Shoulders take a long time to heal don't they.

Rafael's Mum said...

Absolutely beautiful! Stunning... no other word for it!

Eila said...

I love this quilt. It is so beautiful!

Heleen said...

Whaaauw this quilt is beautifull! It is breath taking!

Bizarre Quilter said...

Wow. What more can I say?

Janet said...

Absolutely amazing! I'm in love.

EJ180 said...

I so love the fabrics you've used on this quilt. I'm still new to applique and learning. Someday, I'd love to do something this detailed.

Quiltefia said...

Hi!! I`m working on this one too!! But I`m still on my 4th block. But I love this quilt!! And you makes wonderful quilts!!!! Quiltefia:-) Anne, Oslo Norway