26 February 2010

Before and after


When I was at Palmetto last September they announced a fund raiser for this year's Tat Days.  Georgia is IC (In Charge) of this and I (foolishly!) picked a square out to do.

Why foolishly?  Well because I'd never ever decorated a quilt square before.  There I was thinking this would take just a day or two in the long winter months and would be easy.

Oh no it wasn't - easy, that is.  AND it took a lot longer than a few days even with the help of brain cell number 3!!!!

I finally got it done although I'm not sure it couldn't have had more work and time spent on it but in the end I told myself it was finished and I mailed it to Georgia a few weeks ago.  I do hope it's OK.

The top picture shows the 'before' and underneath is the mess I made of it.  

14 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:07 am

    Jane, I think the CQ square looks terrific! You're an inspiration to get mine done. I've barely begun, i.e. early idea stage, nothing tangible yet. It's a cool platform for tatting, I think. The whole quilt will be beyond awesome.
    hugs,
    Katie V in NC

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  2. I can see the lovely leaves... and hearts and butterflies - it looks just perfect to me!

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  3. Your quilt square looks really good Jane~ I like all the bits of tatting you used especially the leaves!!

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  4. I think it looks great. The quilt will be great.

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  5. I think it is wonderful great job!!!!

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  6. Dear Jane,
    Love the tatted beaded laeves. I am just starting mine. Wish me luck!

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  7. Who ever gets this quilt will have SUCH a treasure! I think your square is splendid!

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  8. I think it's faboo! I have a square that's very similar. I'm hoping to get it finished this weekend. I'll share my disaster with you when done. Heh.

    Hugs!

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  9. What mess where? All I can see is a gorgeous QC block. I have a few that I started ages ago. And yours has inspired me to finish them.

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  10. Maggie2:41 am

    Jane,
    I so agree with you - this is not easy! I have been steadily working on my block for the past 6 weeks and my pile of rejects is larger than the pile of acceptable motifs for the quilt block. I think your block looks terrific. I can only hope mine turns out half as well.

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  11. Cool 'mess', Jane.

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  12. The block I am working on has me in agony.
    But after seeing yours, I am inspired to reach higher.
    Thank you for posting yours!
    Hugs, Hegla
    P.S. Ken says "Hi".
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  13. It looks fab! A happy piece!
    Fox : )

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  14. A fine mess, indeed! So much inspiration here - I would love to try adding some tatting to my quilts.

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