"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Working on the next UFO on my 2010 list.

One down, eight to go. UFOs that is. The Romantic wall hanging is done and hanging up in the lounge room at the moment. Ken's family came over today to celebrate his Mum's 97th birthday, and they like to see what I've been stitching. They loved my Romantic stitching, and were impressed by my current WIP - the Peacock Crazy Quilt block which I started last year.
In January I posted a photo (here) of where I was up to, and now you can see on the next photo how much I have done. Unfortunately this photo is very pale; the colours are much more vibrant, and some of the beadwork I've done doesn't show up. I've removed some bits, added some bits, and done some more seam treatments with beads and emroidery. I still have to do some couching to attach the blue braid at the bottom right hand, embellish some more small seams to the left of the central peacock, stitch a spider web in the green patch at the top, and do something in the purple patch in the bottom right corner. That bit has me tossed. I had a gold peacock sew-on patch there, but was never really happy with it, so I removed it. I've played with threads, beads, buttons, and embroidery, but I just can't make up my mind what will look best! Any suggestions?

5 comments:

Miss 376 said...

So far so good, these things seem to develop as they go on and you now have more experience when you started. Look forward to seeing the next update

Lakshmi said...

Hello Gina,
Hope you had a nice time with all the family members. My best best wishes to your mominlaw on her birthday.I have never done any quilt projects and i am eagerly looking for how you are going to finish this. Since peacocks is your favourites you will definitely make it as vibrant as peacock colours.
love
lakshmi

Sherri said...

Looking great, Gina. I love the colors and the beadwork is beautiful. Sorry, I'm a novice when it comes to crazy quilting, so I won't offer any suggetions, just encouragement! What are you going to do with it when it's dong?

Maddie Can Fly said...

I started a peacock block long ago also. Seeing your work here gives me hope I may get mine done -- someday. Yours is just great! As far as the empty corner -- what about a piece of crochet work -- sometimes the pineapple crochet doily looks sort of like a peacock feather. Or you could embroider a peacock plume there.

Cheryl said...

Wow...I love your focal point peacock and your curved seams! Great work!