Monday, February 6, 2017

Memories of Gembrook. Block 3

I've just finished the center block of "Memories of Gembrook" by Rosalie Dekker. This block is the whole reason I started this quilt. It is very time consuming. I have been trying the appliquick method with this block. I find it was helpful on the deer, but not so much on the circles. I'm going back to the starch method for circles on next block.



Memories of Gembrook 

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Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year and making progress

I have been working on quite a few projects the last couple of weeks. I feel like I'm starting to make some good progress. I also did a little quilt room clean out and organization. I also learned to crochet and am planning on doing more of that also.











These three blocks are Enchanted Garden by Laundry Basket Quilts. My friend Cheri prepped these years ago. 2010 to be exact. I got them from her as she didn't want to finish them. I picked them up in December and am on a roll. I hope this will be a 2016 finish






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This is my first crochet attempt. A ponytail hat.





I also made a knitted version. I was happy to use yarn I had on hand. But then. Of course went out and bought more than I started with.

I also just started a new applique quilt today and it needs to be done by May so it will be my major focus.

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New Year and making progress

I have been working on quite a few projects the last couple of weeks. I feel like I'm starting to make some good progress. I also did a little quilt room clean out and organization. I also learned to crochet and am planning on doing more of that also.





These three blocks are Enchanted Garden by Laundry Basket Quilts. My friend Cheri prepped these years ago. 2010 to be exact. I got them from her as she didn't want to finish them. I picked them up in December and am on a roll. I hope this will be a 2016 finish



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This is my first crochet attempt. A ponytail hat.


I also made a knitted version. I was happy to use yarn I had on hand. But then. Of course went out and bought more than I started with.

I also just started a new applique quilt today and it needs to be done by May so it will be my major focus.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Down in the Garden. Block 6

I'm writing this with a heavy heart. My golden retriever lost his battle with cancer. He was such a special dog. He is in most every quilt picture I've finished over the last 12 years. When I took the picture of him on the bed with quilt blocks I wondered if it might be his last quilt picture. I have been working on some old projects and happy with my progress.


I finished block 6 yesterday. This is Block 6 of Down in the Garden by Leanne Beasley.

At Home in the Garden 

I've been on a garden block quilt. This finished top is At Home in the Garden by Norma Whaley.


I also finished this brain frieze scarf. I can't get enough of his one.


- and this is my sweet rocket with my stonefields blocks.

Julie



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Monday, October 10, 2016

Brain frieze cowl

We had a camping weekend. It was picture perfect our. 75 and sunny and we were lakeside. I was able tonight this brain frieze cowl. It's super soft and I really like this pattern.








While camping Gracie patrolled and I finished a few more hexies.


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Sunday, August 28, 2016

English paper piecing

I'm working in a version of the stonefields quilt. I've been working dillegently on the hexies.



My Gracie is supervising the progress. I'm in love with the softness of this quilt.


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Sunday, July 24, 2016

down in the Garden Block 5

I just finished this block today. If I had to estimate the hours I worked on it, I would say 40-50. I started it may 27th. And I vowed I wouldn't do any other handwork till it was finished. This was my first try at working on only one thing. It was tough but so glad I accomplished what I set out to do. I have a few other small quilt blocks to get back to before I start block 6.


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