Monday, February 6, 2017

Still Sewing

I fully expected to log on this evening and see everyone's finishes for Bonnie Hunter's 2016 mystery quilt, En Provence. But the link up's not there! Just as well, because I'm not finished yet anyway. Perhaps Bonnie was distracted by the epicness of this year's Super Bowl! For some reason, I kept watching even when it was clearly over, and I was glad I did! What a game.

Since I'm late with En Provence anyway, today I decided to pull out Allietare and see how it looked. It was still in blocks, which was worse than I thought. But now it looks like this:


This is three large sections laid out together. Mine seems to be more red than many of the others I've seen. Those red Kaffe Collective fabrics really glow! The black stars will be 5 x 5, so you can see I'm almost halfway already. I've realized that I don't need to iron every seam as I sew, and that has sped things up remarkably.

It was also interesting to compare Allietare with En Provence:


About half the whites are the same in each project, and it does give them a similar feel. Plus I put a bluish constant fabric in the background of both, so that ties them together too.

I'm thrilled with them both, so I'm not complaining! But next time (yes, I'm already thinking about the next one), I'll have to try something different.

En Provence is currently in 23 pieces, so it's still coming along. That's the centre block plus sashing in the photo above. Shouldn't be tooo much longer!

15 comments:

  1. I love seeing the comparison between these two quilts. Both are beautiful and you are getting closer!

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  2. I love them both! You are making good progress on both of them.

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  3. Both look really good. Colors are nice and glowy (made up that word) in both of them.

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  4. They both look good. I like your background and am glad you used it in both. Your fabrics give your versions such a different look. Good job.

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  5. 2 quilts that look so very good I am sure it will not be long befor we see one completed,

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  6. Fun so see the two quilts compared! Good luck getting them both finished--they will be lovely!

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  7. In blocks or not, Allietare is striking. The colours are fab, especially with the pop of the Kaffe fabrics; very effective in brightening all of the colours. Beautiful. Looking forward to the En Provence layout.

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    1. Thank you! En Provence is going together well -- 9 pieces as of today!

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  8. I like the color combinations in both your quilts. I am always amazed to see seams sewn in straight lines appear as curves in finished quilts.

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  9. Allietare.. be still my heart! How interesting to see the similarity between the two projects. Both are absolutely lovely!!!!

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    1. Yes, all those small blue & white hsts are pretty dramatic, aren't they? The whole thing changes when you sew the blocks together and the secondary pattern locks in. Thanks, Terry! It feels like they're both going well now. :D

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  10. You are making good progress! Dedication is the name of the game for one of Bonnie's mysteries, isn't it? I'll be looking forward to your finishes - they'll both be beautiful quilts!

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  11. Both looking good. I love how those reds and pinks glow in your Allietare. The fabrics that the two quilts share mean they look like a pair, only not, if you know what I mean. I like it.

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  12. Somewhere along the way I lost my earlier comment on this post. This is a fabulous combination of colours and the skill level astounds me. The comparison really is interesting. I love the effect of the red.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jillian! Allietare was definitely harder than En Provence, so I picked a challenging one to start with. But, it sure is nice to see them both coming together well. That definitely feels like progress!

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