Ten blocks done and I'm still excited about this project. I have nothing prepped so it might be a while before I post any more photos. This is block 9, I decided it needed some berries/cherries. This block turned out nicer than I thought when I started this batch.
Hope you are still stitching away on your blocks. I know it's hard to find the time, but it will really be worth it.
I love this block! I am not going to put the little circle dots in the center of the flowers. I think I may also skip the embroidered stems and let the flowers float. The Perfect Circles made my flowers fun and easy. The leaves that don't show up real well look better in person. I think I need a new camera! When I get a chance I am going to lay out the ones I have done to see how they look.
For some reason Blogger was not working for me yesterday and most of today. I finished this one on Tuesday and I really like it. I fussy cut the red flowers which was fun and a last minute decision. I did not mind the little "fingers".
It has been some time since I have been able to log on and take a look at everyone's work. There is so much inspiration and talent on this list and I have greatly enjoyed looking back over the last three weeks of entries. I have particularly enjoyed looking at the pictures of quilts nearing completion (well, nearer than mine) - I am just looking forward to finishing a row, although I find it hard to believe that I have now completed 7 blocks so I keep telling myself that that's more than 25% completed LOL!
I stitched the whole of the above block whilst watching the Royal wedding - which was most of the day! I even prepared myself a picnic to watch infront of the TV! But somehow working on this block was very fitting for the day when I discovered the next day the lace around the skirt of HRH Duchess of Cambridge's, which was made at the Royal School of Needlewaork over at Hampton Court Palace, was appliqued onto the dress!
The next block has been "hanging around" for a few weeks and I got it finished last Monday. I am uncertain about one of the fabrics which I am introducing into the quilt for the first time - it seems to dominate mainly because it has some white in the fabric design. I am in two minds as to whether I should remove it?
Well, that's my news. I am two-thirds of the way through another block, so hopefully, I will be able to post that one next weekend.
This is really a terrible picture because I just don't have enough room. Does anyone know what size these blocks are supposed to be squared up to? I would like to start cutting mine but don't know the size.
You may notice a couple of different blocks in my quilt. I just couldn't make myself like the grapes and pineapples so I changed them.
They just didn't seem to fit in with all the red and green. I think I would have liked my grapes in reds but I didn't want to do them again.
This one was easier and more fun to do that block #2.
I like the subtle effect of using the different greens and reds.
Block number 3 is prepped and ready to go - this is becoming quite addictive!
As you may notice, I haven't cut the block to size yet. That will wait until all the blocks are completed and ready to sew into a top.
But before I get stuck into stitching, some household chores first, the re-folding of all my fabrics! Well, not all of them, I made piles of all the colors, using the mnemonic ROY G. BIV as a guide plus, black, grey, cream, brown and shirting fabrics.
Where before I kept my fabrics relatively separated into collections, types or fabrics to be used in a future project, they are now all mixed up, old and new, batiks, reproductions, modern, solids, japanese, etc.
Why, because I tend to choose fabrics more on color than print, and it makes things more fun and adventurous to try and mix styles and types of fabrics together....
At least the fabrics that have languished for a few years now in the closet will get a fair chance to show their stuff in the next project, and now I also know that I really need to add orange and purple and double pinks to my collection!
And speaking of next projects, I have become reacquainted with some old UFO's, kits and things I don't want to part with, yet do want to work on. Time to make a list and see if they can be gently worked in my already growing one for stuff to do this year...
Happy to check this one off as completed...lots of little leaves. Nice to be moving on to #9 which should go faster. Looking ahead to a number of wreaths and another vase...so putting to work the idea of prepping like a number of you have been doing.
Have a good week! I am off on a day-long quilt shop bus trip with my Liberty Ladies group - first time out of town since last Fall...am I overdue or what?