It is not very often that I sit at my sewing machine and stitch the day away, but that is what I did yesterday! I cut out and stitched…get ready….12 blocks from Grandmother’s Choice Block of the Week! My plan is to make 3 quilts using these 8″ blocks, so I am stitching 3 variations of the same block. I love to see how different fabric placement can drastically change the look of the block. Here are the blocks:
This block is called “I Am An Anti”. Honestly, I did not fussy cut the pink squares on purpose. It just happened!
Next on the runway is “Carrie Nation”.
Followed by “Mr. Roosevelt’s Necktie”.
And, last but not least, is “Jack’s Delight”.
Jenny and Bruin like to keep me company when I sew. They are kind of famous! Check out their youtube video here.
This is my latest finished block from “Bouquets For a New Day”. 5 more blocks to go!
The navy blue fabric in the vase is left over from an Irish Chain quilt I made for my Mom.
Most of this block from “Civil War Bride” is stitched in place. I started to think that maybe the table that the vase is sitting on is too dark for the overall look of the block. So I cut out another table piece and auditioned it. I do like it better.
My #1 rule in applique (and life) is this….fix something while it’s in the block stage, rather than finish the whole quilt and kick yourself because you were too busy…or too tired…or too lazy to fix it! I have been guilty of all 3!
Til next time…
4 thoughts on “A Productive Day!”
Hello Kerry! I’ve just spent nearly an hour looking through your blog (I found it through your comment on Tim Latimer’s blog) and I am so impressed with your beautiful applique. I’ve yet to try applique although I am a self taught quilter (of sorts!) and I love to quilt with scraps and remnants, but this blog is really making me want to have a go…
Looking forward to following your blog now,
Al the best,
My inspiration for the day! Many thanks.
I totally agree. It’s so much easier to fix something in the block stage than regret it later. I’ve done that too and decided ‘never again’! Great progress on your blocks.:)
Love the grandmothers choice blocks. I’ve been considering doing those or the Dixie BOM from B Brackman. And I just received my CWB pattern so I should start on that very soon!