Thursday, May 5, 2011

Evening Bloom - Block 3 . . . .

My sewing machine continues to collect dust in my sewing room. Since I've returned from Paducah I've spent the majority of my time in my sewing room cutting out a couple of projects but most evenings I continue to work on my Evening Bloom project.

Here's my progress on Evening Bloom, Block 3.







Finishing this blocks completes row 1, two more rows, six blocks, to go!

I'm working on Evening Bloom with a friend, we meet monthly to show our finished blocks and plot our strategy for the the next one.



Here are our blocks side by side.

I'm still thoroughly enjoying this project, my speed has improved immensely, my stitches are also improving, but not as quickly as I would like!

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16 comments:

  1. So pretty, Thelma! I like the way you photographed each step in the applique process - building a design. Very nice.

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  2. Beautiful. One if these days I will get to hand appliqué too.

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  3. These blocks are so beautiful...great job!

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  4. yummy..Thelma!! Love the steps view. I want to do some applique and am going slowly but love the look of applique ...thanks for sharing......

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  5. Just gorgeous block Thelma ! You are doing a great job! I just love your choice of fabrics.

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  6. You applique is just beautiful, Thelma. Remember, it's a journey, and these blocks will mark this time in your journey to perfection!

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  7. Very fun! I have a friend that I do lots of projects together with - it adds a little something every time I look at the finished quilt. I think of her and our wonderful times quilting together.

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  8. Wonderful! I loved the step by step photos!

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  9. I love it when you take pictures like that! remember when we were young and had those little bitty books that we would thumb through the pages and it would be like watching a movie?...or am I completely dating myself! ha! While I am cleaning a dirty room, I have often thought it would be fun to snap a picture every minute or so and watch the progress from messy/dirty to tidy/clean. I know...sick my kids tell me. sigh.....

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  10. Crazy Lovely! You are making such progress. I love it. I didn't realize how HUGE those blocks are. I got my pattern enlarged and realized that 28" (in my case) is HUGE. LOL! put things into perspective for me. I have not made one stitch on it but I'm okay with that. I'm living vicariously through your incredible work.

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  11. Thelma your applique is great...I really like the bias strip stem. WONDERFUL!

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  12. So pretty! Your appliqué really looks amazing. Very neat. I hope you have a Happy Mother's Day, Thelma!

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  13. Nice! The applique quilt I'm making with two blog buddies is going to be very special to me, and I'm sure yours will be to you as well. I am machine appliquing mine, but I think the hand work would be nicer. There just isn't time for everything!

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  14. your work is just so beautiful. I love seeing the 2 different blocks I hope you will share them each month. its fun seeing how the different fabrics change the look
    thanks!
    are you still dreaming about all the quilts at Paducah???
    Kathie

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