Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Parcheesi Again

In trying to keep my New Year's resolution about finishing a UFO for every new quilt I thought I'd better pull a started project to take with me next week. Since applique can be done anywhere I thought starting again on my Parcheesi quilt would be a good choice.
This quilt uses white plain fabric and feedsack prints. Real ones, not repros.
I've shown this quilt before on my blog but every time I get it out something seems to get in the way. I'm really hoping that isn't the case this time.
Aren't the vintage feedsack prints so wonderful? They make me happy just looking at them.
This project gets packed and into my bag. I'll have lots of time to hand stitch during the general meetings, general classes and trunk shows. I hope to show lots of progress soon.

-nanette

PS to Rita - Shadow is a shitzu-poodle mix. I couldn't email you back because you profile has no email.

39 comments:

Kigwit said...

love the feedsacks. Am impressed by the curves!

Micki said...

You chose beautiful fabric! It is good to have a goal to finish UFOS.
Micki

em's scrapbag said...

The feedsack prints make me happy to. Have fun and I hope you see tons and tons of progress on this beautiful quilt.

Diva Kreszl said...

it is amazing how such a simple momento from the past can make our hearts sing! If you like vintage you may want to visit my blog as I've been showing some of my favorite collections!

Bea said...

I have many of the same feed sack prints but can not decide what to do with them...

That Girl said...

Those are such cool blocks! Where did you get REAL feedsack prints?? They are awesome!

Jennifer :)

beth said...

lovely! What a stash of fabric you have there! wow.

SueWis said...

Very nice prints! And that pattern looks tricky. It will be beautiful when it is done!

Brandie said...

Going to be another gorgeous quilt!

Simone de Klerk said...

I can imagine those fabrics make you happy by just looking at them! Lots of work to get it ready. Good luck with the hand stitching!

PS: I saw you are one of the Jelly Roll Quilt Along designers! I really look forward to starting that quilt (O:

Sherri said...

Love this quilt...is it your own design? Or is there a pattern? Have fun retreating!

Carolyn S. said...

Would love to have this pattern. Can you share where you got it?
Thanks from sunny Texas!

Annette said...

Love the fabrics. This will be such a fun and cheerful quilt.

RETRO-fabulous said...

Adore the fabrics! What a colorful, fun quilt...can't wait to see this unfold.

Needled Mom said...

Those feedsack prints are wonderful. Great pattern too.

Sandi said...

I just love the feedsack fabrics. I have an old quilt top that has a design similar to this. One day, I'll send you the photo. It's very colorful!

Nedra said...

I have seen this one around some Australian blogs and they call it Jacob's Coat. Some people are making it with Kaffes. How wonderful that you are using authentic feedsacks.

Muddling Through said...

Wow! That is going to be such a pretty quilt. I love those fabrics. (You know, as a child I wore feedsack dresses that my grandmother made for me.)

Muddling Through said...

Wow! That is going to be such a pretty quilt. I love those fabrics. (You know, as a child I wore feedsack dresses that my grandmother made for me.)

Momoo said...

Imprssive...real vintage feedsack fabric. Great project to take along to work on. Have a great time, hope you get a lot accomplished and have a fun time.

Thimbleanna said...

That's the second time I've seen that pattern today -- I Love it! I've sort of made the same resolution this year -- so far, I'm 0 for 0 LOL!

Jan said...

Very Cheery quilt--love the vintage fabric-makes me smile! You are doing such a nice job with the applique!

Ginger Patches said...

I love parcheesi! That resolution is good one. I had decided to only finish projects and not start any new ones, but that is HARD!! I think I'll adopt yours :)

Joy said...

That's gonna be a GAWJUS quilt!!! I've never seen actual feed sack fabric here, very cool :o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is going to one gorgeous Parcheesi Nanette!! Have fun!

pratima said...

Oh, the petals look so sweet in feedsack fabrics. This is going to be one precious quilt when it's done.
Love the pattern :)

quiltingnana said...

finish it soon....can't wait to see it. Love the feedsack prints

Pat said...

I do believe you have more than enough to keep you busy on the retreat. That feedsack print quilt is going to be terrific!!! You have the BEST fabrics in your projects.

Janet said...

What a great pattern for real feedsacks, gosh I would find it hard to cut into them at first. I love it, cheering you on.

Cathi said...

That is one of the most perfect patterns to showcase all those glorious feedsacks! Love it. It is going to be a real keepsake when it's done!

Jackie said...

This is just a wonderful design and those feedsacks are just gorgeous! The quilt is going to be stunner!! Enjoy the retreat.

Julia said...

Oh wow Nanette...REAL feedacks..it's going to be a great quilt..
Julia ♥

Rumi said...

Real feedsacks are hard to come by aren't they? What a great quilt pattern to showcase them!

kpaints said...

Love the feedsack fabric but oh, the work, can't wait to see the finished project! Keep them coming!

*karendianne. said...

Oh boy these prints are divine and super super happy! I love them and I really love what you're doing with them. I've been around and you're doing lots of great things lately. You're doing what you always do - inspiring me to new imaginings...

hetty said...

That is going to be beautiful! Love the feedsack fabrics! A great handwork project to take along!

belinda said...

Love the parcheesi....is that similar to the Joseph' Coat I have been seeing here and there??
I am like you...I have really been
concentrating on finishing up older
quilt projects...It's a nice feeling to see I am making some headway!! I'll be cheering you on with your UFO's!

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

I love this and can't wait to see it finished.

amandajean said...

i'm thinking about starting to attempt something like this so i have a portable sewing project for summer. do you know of a good beginner applique tutorial that you would recommend?

i LOVE the REAL feedsacks. what a treat it must be to be working with those!