Stitching the blocks together!

Yesterday, I cleared off the dining room table, set up the ironing board and dusted off my sewing machine. Excitement was in the air….I was ready to start to stitch together “To Everything There Is A Season”!  First I stitched a couple of blocks together…

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Next, I added those blocks to the top of the wreath.

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Then, I added the next two blocks together and added them to the bottom of the wreath.  So far, so good!

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I stitched another four blocks together…

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….and added those blocks to the side.  I can’t wait to see the finished quilt…but now, dinner is ready and we need a place to eat.

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I am working away on my hexie quilt I started not that long ago.  I am using Inklingo to print the hexies and then stitching together by hand with a simple running stitch.  So easy and so relaxing!  I stitch my hexies for an hour or so every evening, which is usually when I handquilt and that explains why I am making very slow progress on my Friends of Baltimore.  But that’s OK.  After all, there are only so many hours in the day!

I am linking up to Slow Stitching Sunday and WIPs  Be Gone.  Check out both sites and see what stitchers are up to!

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Til next time….

Kerry

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34 thoughts on “Stitching the blocks together!

  1. Have been wondering what the applique quilt would look like with the blue frames on each block. Have not seen this done before. AMAZING! I love it. Definitely on my list to try.

  2. Your blocks are beautiful, as I’ve said before. However, I feel compelled to share my opinion regarding setting the blocks together. The straight edges of the center wreath block don’t look right in relation to all the other blocks. All the small blocks have that scalloped border created with the dark blue fabric, and it’s missing on the large center block. Just my two cents. Best regards, Jay

    • Thanks for the comment! If you were a student in my class and shared your opinion, I would say to you…”Go for it!”.. Change it up, tweek it, put your own spin on it and make it your own!! If you Google “Aunt Millie’s Garden” you will find many (hundreds?) of different variations of that one particular quilt. It is hard to find any that are the original design! I am sure the quilt designers (Piece o’ Cake) are thrilled to see everyone put their own personal touch on their design(as long as they are given credit). Likewise, I will be looking forward to seeing everyone’s own version of “To Everything There Is A Season” (including yours, Jay!)

  3. So much eye candy. Your appliqué top is gorgeous and the hexies look great. I too do mine with a running stitch instead of EPP. So much easier.

  4. I love the appliqué blocks. They are beautiful. I really love how the border on the smaller blocks are so unique. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Ah.. It always feels wonderful when the blocks go together so well! It looks wonderful.:) And your hexies continue to amaze me!

  6. Your Friends of Baltimore looks beautiful – your appliqué is gorgeous! And the hexie quilt is very nice too. I’ve started hand piecing hexies too. I still do EPP, but I agree with you, hand piecing is so easy and relaxing.

  7. To Everything There Is A Season is a very impressive quilt. I’m looking forward to seeing it with the remaining four blocks. It is going to be a stunner! Love your hexagon project too!

  8. Your applique quilt is going to be a beauty. The fabric colors and shading are just right. I have been watching your progress on the blocks and they grab my attention each time I see them.

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