Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Progress on First AAQI Quilt


Well, I have just finished piecing what will be my first AAQI donation.  I found a framed petit point picture of roses at the thrift store and took it apart and used the stitching as the first patch.  I tried to pick up some of the colours in the petit point in the other fabrics I used in piecing.  The fabrics are pretty varied:  silk, moire, cotton batiks, poly and satin and I used a piece of vintage lace in the piecing.    The quilt is 9 X 12 inches, which is the maximum allowed for these little AAQI pieces.  I am quite pleased with the fan I made to add in the bottom corner.  In the photo, it is not sewn down yet but I think this will be the placement for it.  I paper pieced the fan with two irridescent silks.  Well, the work is done (the piecing) and now the fun begins (the seams and embellishments)!

5 comments:

Ann Flowers said...

WOW Kerry you are well on your way! it is beautiful! Your fan is fantastic!!! You did such a nice job. I look forward to watching you embellish it:)


Ann Flowers

Bobbi Pohl said...

Very beautiful block. It could stand without embellishment. Have fun with that.

gocrazywithme said...

Love the colors, love the piecing, love the fabric! Looks like this would be fun to embellish!

Cathy K said...

I love your block and especially the way your fan turned out. I need to get my butt offline and begin piecing one! Hugs, Cat

Anonymous said...

Lovely colors, Kerry. Can't wait to see the finish. Hugs, Lynn