Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I did it.......

I have great difficulties staying idle too long and when I am at a meeting I usually find myself doodling. Oh! I do pay attention.....
This was the case a few weeks ago. My mind was drifting towards ... what else??? *quilting* and thinking of my next project ..my doodling shaped into a quilt block.


The results of that block became evident as I put it together using the"Migration" fabric by Holly Taylor . But even at this point I had no vision of the design of the quilt in its entirety... The fabric was not really telling me anything so it was hindering my ability to visualize the finished project.


When in doubt... appliqué.. The tree has always been a great symbol of strength for me and I kept thinking it would fit well with this fabric which depicted nature.

The blocks didn't look like anything when assembled together so good old sashing saved the day...


and voilà .. my very first design....I did it! The name I have given it is:
"Faith in Migration" ....

Now, I have to enlist in the expertise of a mathematician to help me with the writing of this pattern........ uhmmmm I think I know one! DH is ready with the graph paper,
and Agnes will do her magic with her hand quilting.

Oh yes! the fabric did grow on me now that it is all together...
I have to say I have great respect for the designers.. It is not an easy task.

20 comments:

  1. I love it! The border really adds to it's beauty by pushing the design out and the tree softens the angles perfectly. Congrats!!

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  2. Wow, wow, wow, Quilt Designer Joan - you are off to a great start! If you need any help getting the instructions to paper, you know where to find me. Congrats, and good luck!

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  3. Wow. Congratulations on designing you first pattern i hope that there will be many more to come!! well done

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  4. How beautiful Joan! You are off to a great start!

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  5. That is really beautiful. Excellent work.

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  6. Looks fantastic! It is so rewarding to design your own quilts! Congratulations!!
    "Migration" is a beautiful fabric line too. ♥

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  7. You created a good design. The tree just seems to go along with the colors and the blocks you made.

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  8. Awesome, Joan! I love it. I love the versatility because any applique design will work in the center. I see so many possibilities. Way to go.

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  9. Congratulations Joan!! Let me know when the pattern is ready..I think we could carry it in our shop as we still have lots of Migration!

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  10. WOW! It's beautiful! I'm always inspired by your work.

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  11. Joan it's just beautiful! Great design!

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  12. and to think...I "knew" you back before you were a famous quilt designer!! Great job, and I can't wait to see more Designs by Joan.

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  13. How cool! I love your design! :-)

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  14. Oh my goodness, Joan, you're a designer!!! This is so beautiful, congratulations to you!

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  15. Beautiful! The tree appliqué is perfect with your blocks. I've been wanting to design a quilt, maybe someday.

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  16. It's gorgeous, Joan! Welcome to the design world! Your quilts are always wonderful, and I'm sure that we'll see many more beautiful designs to come!

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  17. THIS is beautiful..what a great design, Joan!

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  18. did you ever create a pattern for the quilt with the appliqued tree in the center? I really love it and would like to try it.

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