Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Saturday, 22 April 2017

A Few More Blocks…

 

The QAL Freefall leaves are all falling into place nicely, and the ones on the paler background are all done. Then, I began to do the large ones!!! I had underestimated  the dark green batik by a mile or so… Out came what was my other choice, and some fussy cutting gave me fern curls in each one. Then I needed to match up that paler green, so had to do another block with the original dark green batik .

 

QAL freefall leaves on  pale background

While I was trying to decide whether another block was needed, Jenny and Robin called in. You can find Jenny here at         Romany Quilting  and see what her project will be after she rolls the dice for another week, or visit Robin at Romany Rambler and look at their fabulous caravan and see where their travels  take them. They are off further North, and I hope they have fine weather, sunshine, no flooding, and a great time with old friends and new ones as well.

Decision made,  I finished off the last one for this fortnight, ironed, and set them out. They are not all trimmed to size, but that will be done pronto . Some variations in the colours, as I had struggled to get them set out neatly, after juggling 2 smaller boards on the cushions!!!

QAL freefall large leaf blocks

 

QAL large leaf close up

Meantime, my knee is still painful, back on the crutches this morning. We have had some cold mornings, glorious warm sunny days, and the dry firewood is a worthy cause for all those hours earlier on.

Quotation of the day , from Richard P Feynman

“ Nature  uses only the longest threads

to weave her patterns,

so that each small piece of her fabric reveals

the organisation of the entire tapestry”

Greetings from Jean

28 comments:

Jenny said...

It was lovely to catch up with you and High again Jean. Many thanks for the afternoon tea and for the garden produce you so kindly sent us on our way with. Much appreciated indeed.

Jenny said...

Ooops, I meant to say Hugh, of course.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a lovely quilt this is! You do such nice work and the colors are wonderful.

I hope your knee will soon be feeling much better. I'm sure the cold aggravates it.

Great quote you ended your post with.

Have a lovely weekend dear Jean.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the leaves and quilt blocks are pretty. It will be beautiful finished. Sorry about your knee, I hope you feel better soon. Love the quote! Take care and enjoy your day and weekend!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Jean this will be a stunner for sure! I'm sorry to hear you're back on crutches - praying for your healing, hon!

Carol Mattingly said...

I will pray your knees get better Jean. I have bad knees too. It hurts going up and down stairs. I love your quilting. It's beautiful. Carol

Jane said...

Very striking quilt, Jean! Sorry about the knee. I'm sure the change in seasons doesn't help it any. Wish the doctors would figure out something for you soon. Have a lovely week and feel better soon, please!

Hugs
Jane

Fundy Blue said...

Wow, the finished quilt is going to be spectacular, Jean! I hope that knee of yours will stop hurting soon! Sending you love and hugs, my talented friend!

Tish Stemple said...

Jean, those batiks are just breath taking. I can not wait to see your quilt completely finished. I'm sorry to hear that you are back on the crutches, I do hope your knee gets better soon.

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks nice so far!

Leeanne said...

lovely blocks I like the kiwiana fabric, make s a nice touch. you take care now, I guess with the cooler weather the pain it more noticeable.

Julie Fukuda said...

Those batiks certainly make for lovely leaves. I'm looking forward to seeing how they will go together,
Not good to mess with knees ... they seem to notice changes in the weather very quickly ... take care.

Out To Pasture said...

Your falling leaves project is looking gorgeous, Jean. Sorry your knee is still painful. Checked out your link to Romany Rambler. It certainly stuck a chord with which my inner gypsy. Such wonderful adventures!

Jenn Jilks said...

You do amazing work, Jean.
I hope your knee isn't holding you back.
Our DVD player konked out, and I was hard-pressed to get up and down uninstalling the old, and bringing the other up from the basement to replace it for the evening. sigh.
It's amazing how often one needs one's knees! Mine is slowly healing.
We're warming up as you cool down. xx

Jim said...

What a beautiful piece of art! Jean, thank goodness you have this skill to distract you from the pain part of the time.
I hope you find relief soon and have a wonderful week!
Spring here is very slowly showing its face to us......slower than usual.

Inger said...

I can't wait to see the finished quilt. The blocks are stunning. HOpe your knee will get better soon.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

My goodness, what pretty patterns within your batik fabrics. All the work will be so worth it as this is going to be a stunning quilt, I think. Hope you are able to rest up so the pain eases. Lovely quote.

Sandra Walker said...

Like I say every time I see your fabrics, I just LOVE them! I want to play in my batiks again too!! I don't know whether I like the leaves on the green or on the background better-they're all so delicious! Sad to hear your knee is giving you grief. :-(

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Those leaves are wonderful, cannot wait to see the whole quilt. I am curious about the point in the corner that you showed. Hope your knee is better soon.

Nancy J said...

The large leaf point is a corner block, and is the main leaf, the other smaller leaves float on the background or the paler fabric. That leaf point joins up with the other blocks to make one big leaf, where the other smaller leaves float on that dark green fabric. If you hop to Sandra Walker, you will see the whole quilt size.

Janet said...

I love all the batiks you are using but especially the fern leaf one. So pretty. I hope that your knee gets better soon!!

canuckquilter said...

Your batiks are all playing so well in this design. You are going to have a stunning quilt by the end!

Vicki in MN said...

Beautiful blocks!

Sharon - IN said...

The batiks are lovely in your leaf blocks. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed top. Hope your knee feels better soon.

Lisa J. said...

Your quilt is looking very beautiful

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I am glad you were able to make it all work, and I hope your knee isn't giving you too much pain and trouble!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Gosh you are doing really well with your blocks, the fossil fern fabric works really well. This has been a great quilt a long hasn't it? All sorts of techniques going on in here, I still have to do the big pointy bit top right

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I love how this looks in the batiks, especially the "long pointy corner". I laughed when I saw you too started to run out of green fabric. Like yourself, it all worked out in the end though.Looking forward to seeing you all finished up