Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Starting Phebe

I've started working on the Phebe quilt by Di Ford.  I've had the pattern for awhile now, and at the retreat I went on in Shipshewana, IN, in April I discovered that two friends there were also collecting fabrics for the quilt.  We are having fun looking for the fabrics and mailing them back and forth to each other. 

We are trying to collect fabrics to make our quilts look as much like the original quilt as possible.  I got a little anxious and started working on my center block.  The top, bottom and sides of the vase are not appliqued' yet because there are pieces that go underneath. 

The original hill fabric is from the Chelsea Boutique line, but I settled for this piece of Buggy Barn fabric (above).   Then this afternoon in my Christmas fabric stash, I found the one in the photo below.   So I may start over or switch to this fabric. 



This will be another long term project but it has been a lot of fun so far.

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

17 comments:

  1. Your applique' block is coming along beautifully! I'm not familiar with the quilt - but now I can't wait to see how your's turns out!

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  2. I too have this pattern and have collected my fabrics. I plan to start soon so it will be fun to follow your progress.

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  3. Very nice start, beautiful vase fabric. The hill is the right color, but the second fabric has that older reproduction look, can you change it out without starting completely over? Either fabric will look good with the sheep and other appliques on it. Great quilt to be working on!

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  4. This is new to me, LuAnn. Looks like it will be a beauty.

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  5. Any quilt by Di Ford catches my attention, and I stop my blog hopping for a while. Unfortunately, I've only seen photos of her quilts online, here and there. I would love to see some in person some day. Bravo for the decision to begin this one. It'll be a challenge but worth every single stitch.

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  6. dear LuAnn,that looks like a wonderful start.i would take the fabric you have chosen first,means the darker one,have a nice day stitching,susi

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  7. What a beautiful start !

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  8. OH I am going to watch your progress on this quilt its one I have wanted to make for a long time
    Love the first hill personally keep it!
    Kathie

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  9. I'm very curious to see how the quilt will turn out. The beginning looks promessing.

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  10. I like what I see. I love doing applique.

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  11. I'm so intrigued to see what this will look like. Haven't seen this quilt yet. Great job so far.

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  12. Love love LOVE the vase fabric!

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  13. Have not heard of the patt before. absolutely LOVE the fabric you chose for the vase. It's great.

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  14. Very nice block LuAnn. Look forward to seeing more. :-) I'm in Brisbane at the moment. Going to a retreat with Julie from Juliesquiltgallery.blogspot.com.au
    Can't wait - getting excited.

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  15. I wonder which brings more joy - the search or the actual sewing? LOL Great beginning, LuAnn.

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  16. I wonder which brings more joy - the search or the actual sewing? LOL Great beginning, LuAnn.

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  17. I think we are having just as much fun searching for the fabrics as we are stitching the fabrics. Every Time we find the fabric, we just want to celebrate

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