Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It's a Family Thing Part 5

Do you remember the hand pieced stars my MIL started working on earlier this year?

 
There were many readers who were curious as to how the stars would be joined together as well as numerous requests for a progress report. 


It seems she has been very busy hand stitching!


Fussy cutting with an eye for detail and perfection.


Raiding my scrap bin at regular intervals, dropping in ...


usually on the way to or from her physiotherapist who is treating her for a sore shoulder, neck and arm.


Too much hand stitching maybe?  Regardless more hexagons are in progress, just 199 more to go.

Thanks for sharing, Jan.

60 comments:

  1. Amazing!!!!!

    hand stitching????
    i can't imagine it...

    (did you get my email?)

    xo
    eva

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  2. Stunning.
    Where are the templates from?
    (yes thinking of raiding my own scrap bag!)
    alison x

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  3. Yes, thanks for sharing Jan...this looks absolutely beautiful. Well done!

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  4. Your family blows me away.
    Too talented ... the lot of you!!!!

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  5. so stunningly old fashioned and shabby chic. I hope she feels better because it must be awful to suffer when this using your hands is part of your passion.

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  6. Wow, these are amazing!! I love them...what a clever person to have in the family.

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  7. Just beautiful! Let me know if your MIL wants to do any lessons, I would be there in a flash!

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  8. that is looking amazing! i love fussy-cut hand-pieced quilts. it's going to be gorgeous when it's done.

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  9. Just stunning, and working with the double gauze too!

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  10. This is so lovely! So many colors and they work so well together. I love how the stripes look.

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  11. Wowza...that is simply incredible. YOu two make a real dynamic quilting duo. Your MIL is sure lucky you have such good fabric taste and hence a terrifc scrap stash to raid. I'd love to see this when it's done..something tells me your MIL is a "finisher". Ann

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  12. GORGEOUS! Loving the way all the fabrics are working together!

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  13. wow, these are truly amazing.

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  14. It is absolutely gorgeous! I have to say that this is one of my favorites. She does impeccable work. What a talented family.

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  15. Love the scrappy element. Oh my goodness that is a lot of hand piecing!

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  16. Oh.My.Word.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pure talent and love.

    http://minivanlife.wordpress.com

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  17. what I wouldn't give to sit and sew with your MIL. please let her know my stash is wide open for a visit!!

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  18. OMG that is the most amazing quilt i've seen in a while! Those mermaids! The peas and carrots perfectly aligned! I do all handwork too, so i'm not amazed by that, but it's not easy!

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  19. oh my...my mendocino took on a whole new meaning. unbelievable job!

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  20. these are stunning! i could not help but giggle a little when you mentioned the sore shoulder...these are so gorgeous...the fussy cutting is so amazing. the colors unbelievable!!!

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  21. wow the hexagon quilt is a true quilt. i love the colors and the time put into it, oh the time, it's amazing!!

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  22. Those are all hand stitched??? They are beautiful. I love the kalidoscope effect with each one. Beautiful fabrics too. Jenn

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  23. holy frijoles!!!! such precision!!!
    that quilt (is) will be priceless!!!

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  24. That is unbelievable! THe fussy cut stars are perfect! Did she use a template for the blocks??

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  25. You should do a quick tutorial. The piecing is wonderful and I think you have great scraps. Thanks for shareing them with your MIL.

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  26. These are beautiful - so precisely cut too.

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  27. WOW!!!!! I agree, tutorial would be awesome! That is so beautiful!

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  28. Gorgeous eye candy. And yes, a tutorial is a great idea!!

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  29. Gorgeous! And all that done with hand stitching. How big are the blocks? So pleasing to the eye.

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  30. This is so pretty!! Love the fabrics, the colors it is georgeous!

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  31. oh wow, it looks so beautiful! perfect piecing

    Corrie;)

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  32. Wonderful, wonderful work. I love that you've shared this.

    I learnt to piece by hand & honestly I LOVE hand pieced.

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  33. Just 199. LOL! They're beautiful!

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  34. What lovely work your Mom does! I love her hexagon stars.

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  35. Love your hexagons and all the gorgeous fabrics! Can't wait to see the rest of the 199 you have to make. Keep up the good work. Love & blessings from NC!

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  36. Love, love this...pastels and brights are my favorite, anything cheery. I could be on a porch with ice tea with this one and a good book.

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  37. Amazing work Jan - I hope your sore shoulder, neck and arm aren't holding you back too much.

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  38. I have to say these are gorgeous... almost make me want to take up hand sewing! Beautiful! Can't wait for the final reveal when it eventually happens!

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  39. Wow! I cannot hand-sew for peanuts so this is just utterly mindblowingly beautiful.

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  40. Wow! Absolutely exquisite, each one a work of art. Wonderful!

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  41. Fabulous! Fabulous! It's what any teen girl would love! I often have wondered what to do with prints such as this.
    Your quilt is going to be so very retro.. I can smell my Grandma's sewing room...love it so much.

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  42. Absolutely incredible!! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. me parece fabulosos tus trabajos...bien ahi,,sigan asi..Debora.

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  44. Hello,

    From the Netherlands for you, an award on my blog.
    For your overwhelming amount of quilts.

    Saskia.

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  45. Perfection is indeed the correct word.

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  46. absolutely amazing. I amsure this is going to be such a beauty when its finished.

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  47. Awesome blocks! I love them a lot. There's a lot of stitiching pleasure in them, I can tell.

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  48. Wow! It is going to be such an amazing and special quilt! The hexagons are beautiful! What a star your MIL is!

    Arabella

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  49. I love your blog! In going back and reading your older posts I came across this one and was curious what the next step is. I too have been hand piecing a quilt (see pictures on my blog) since 2001. I finally am close to the right amount of tumbling blocks (i call it my qbert quilt!) however I'm at a stand still as to 'how' i'm going to put it together. I thought about hand stitching all the pieces together for the top, but what quilting would i use that wouldn't distract from the nice 'patchwork' look i'm going for? Also the binding...i 'want' to keep the uneven sides but i'm curious if there would be a down side to binding around all of those corners around the quilt? any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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