Saturday, August 11, 2012

Jubilee Update

I'm pretty sure I've shared my Jubilee quilt when I got it to this stage - which was several months ago.
I spent about 6 weeks making flowers, leaves, berries and vines and many happy hours hand appliquing them down.
I was so happy with what had happened so far.  And then I got to the border.  Nothing..... and I mean nothing!!  I knew what I wanted to do, but I just couldn't get it from my head to the fabric. 
After almost 2 months of staring at the borders, I finally figured out what was wrong.  I made these petals smaller and added more of them. And suddenly it looked right to me.
I still had a huge problem of what was going in between these motifs, but that's for another post.  And it's a great story. But for now, I've been busy with 24 of these scallops and almost 200 little petals!  It's a good thing the Olympics have been on - I'm over halfway done!
And here's the little punkin.  She's doing so well. She learned to crawl up the scratching post and seemed so proud of herself.  My friend and I are still looking for a good home.
Have a great Saturday.


Pokey said...

Wow, your Jubilee quilt is so pretty! I noticed your subtle contrast on the background, too, very nice. I hope to see your borders soon.
Baby kitty is sweet, her ears are so perky and big. Is she a cuddler at all, or very independent? Hope the right home shows up ~

Doniene said...

Karen, I LOVE your Jubilee quilt! Looking forward to the border! I just finished an applique project and I'm learning to really like applique! I may have a few more in my future!

The kitty is so cute! I have four so don't need another!!


Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

It's looking so pretty! Seeing your quilt makes me itch to do some applique'. I can't wait to see the rest of the border.

I'm dying to pet that little kitty. Maybe you, me and the kitty can go fabric shopping next week. :-)

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm having no luck finding the kitty I have a home and DH allergies and asthma acted up today. I wish you better luck than me.

Karen said...

The struggle will be worth it in the end!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Your quilt is looking so great! Beautiful!!!
And that little kitty is just sooo adorable! Wish I cold take her!
Good luck finding a good home for her!

fiberobsession said...

I really love the border! It was well worth the months of waiting for inspiration

Janet said...

I really love the shape of your swags and the little red leaves are just the lovliest touch Karen. The quilt is coming along beautifully. Enjoy the stitching, it's going to be so beautiful.
Best of luck finding kitty a good home.

Miriam said...

Your jubilee quilt is really beautiful!! Stunning!

Little kitty is gorgeous!!! Wish I could take her home! Unfortunately, Australia is a bit far away! :(

LuAnn said...

Karen, your applique' quilt is just gorgeous! WOW.

*karendianne. said...

Yep, gorgeous.