Thursday, July 2, 2015

Gallery Post - Workbasket Quaker Animal Series - Update

Every so often I get grandiose ideas and make extraordinarily ambitious plans.  My hopes of making a queen-sized quilt from Workbasket's Quaker series is just one example of this tendency.

I intend the center medallion of the quilt to be the Quaker House with the four Quaker "trees" representing the seasons in the four corners of the center piece.  Then surrounding the center piece is a large rectangle made up of all the domestic/farm animals and an outer and even larger rectangle made up of woodland animals.  All of these stitched pieces will be border by log cabin style quilting frames in calico and solid cottons in deep to medium greens.  That's the vision anyway.

So far, I have stitched

The House

The Summer Tree

The Autumn Tree

The Winter Tree

The Spring Tree

The Cat

The Cow

The Pig
The Rooster

The Sheep
The Frog

The Rabbit

The Swan

The Tortoise

The Owl
The Bat

This update [7/3/15] marks the beginning of a renewed effort to stitch enough animals to actually start work on assembling the quilt.


Vickie said...

Wow! Grandiose is correct! Awesome idea Regina. Beautiful work. Love that swan.

llknbillburg said...

It's always good to have a plan and you are well on your way with completing yours!! I can't wait to see the finish!! Laura

Maggee said...

That is gonna be SOME quilt when completed! Love them all but the bunny and turtle are my faves! Hugs!

Robin said...

You have a good bit stitched for your quilt. I am interested in the house design you have stitched. What leaflet is it in?

Have a wonderful day!

Robin in Virginia

CalamityJr said...

Wow! This is going to be an amazing quilt and you have so many motifs already stitched! This project is definitely going to be fun to watch.

Linda said...

Awesome Regina. You have so many of them done. I love them all and love the idea for the quilt.


Lynn D said...

Grandiose indeed but will be an heirloom. Your stitching is beautiful.

I want to do the same with the PS alphabet series but I only have one letter completed.

Julie said...

Such a wonderful idea, its going to be stunning when completed.

tr said...

This is a awsome idea what patterns are on your wish list? You are doing a great job

Dani - tkdchick said...

They are all wonderful! I enjoy working on a series sometimes!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Fantastic idea! I get grand ideas like that too but tend to get as far as sketching out the layouts!

I love the different animals, especially the way the Quaker motif makes the cow's udders.

Stitchinowl said...

Just gorgeous! The pig is my favorite, but really all of the finishes are beautiful. The quilt will be a real treasure once completed.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

As I scrolled down, I expected one or two finishes, not all these! You're nearly there! Brilliant. Irene xxx

Justine said...

Beautiful stitches! I'm not a quilter and can't visualise what you describe but I'm sure it's achievable given how many you've already stitched, and will look fabulous!

rosey175 said...

Hah, love that cat. This will be an amazing quilt. How many more animal motifs do you have left?

Stitchinowl said...

Wow! You are going to have one gorgeous quilt when finished. All the finishes are great, although my personal favorite is the pig.

Maggee said...

I think you are WELL on your way to making that Grandiose Quilt! Congrats on all those finishes! You will do it!!

Julie said...

It really is going to look so wonderful when completed into a quilt.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That is a GREAT and GRAND idea! I love it and the house is pretty darned cool!

*-* said...

What wonderful stitched Quaker pieces, I love how they all look.