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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Calico Paradise Progress


I have been making good progress on my Calico Paradise quilt.  I purchased the pattern from Dawn at Collector With a Needle .  It's a lovely pattern and Dawn has been a tremendous help to me in selecting fabrics.


Calico Paradise is going rather quickly. Once I got my mind around the fact that I was not going to be able to find fabrics exactly like the original it became easier.  I am happy with the ones I have been able to find and although it will not be like the original it pleases me.


Once I got the overlay made I used it to place several pieces at one time stitched them and then placed some more.  Holding this large piece of fabric in my hand to stitch became easier once the two large center pieces were finished.


There is still much to do but I must say I just love this quilt.  It is so bright and cheerful to work on.  I  have the pinks to add and they will really make it sing.
Happy stitching,

11 comments:

judith lockhart said...

Your fabrics are just perfect! The fussy cutting with the blue is so pretty also. That is going to be a very striking quilt!

Rhonda said...

Great job with all the fussy cutting. It really makes a striking difference. I am loving this quilt!!

audrey said...

It's such a beautiful quilt! I'm sure it's a joy to work on.:)

Nancy in MT said...

I've admired this quilt since I saw it on Dawn's blog. You are doing a beautiful job, capturing the design with your own fabrics. Your applique is flawless.

Nancy in MT

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Oh Nancy, this is just gorgeous! I LOVE the fabrics you have used. The centre is just stunning.

belarmina said...

precioso!!!!!
se ve guapísimo, y va muy deprisa
saludos

liz said...

And isn't it looking gorgeous. Great job!

Every Stitch said...

Beautiful work - and it is coming along so quickly! I knew this would be lovely!
Hilda

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

very nice! unique also.

Mary Marcotte said...

So glad I found via Just Us Quilters! I'm now following on Bloglovin'. You have some beautiful quilts and it's nice to see that you sew for a little girl. I have a couple of granddaughters about her age and do a bit of sewing for them. Lillian certainly is cute in her little dresses!

katyquilts said...

This is amazing!