Monday, June 4, 2012

Evening Bloom

I thought perhaps putting some of those finished border blocks on the quilt would be a motivator to keep working on them.  The directions call for all the appliqué blocks to be connected then the border fan blocks to be added in a long strip. I'm not doing it that way.  One, I don't have my final block done, so I can't sew all my rows together, and two, it's been driving me crazy wondering if those fan blocks would meet up.


Good news, so far they're matching up just fine!  This is block one, my very first appliqué block in my life and this project.  Those dresden blocks are the perfect final touch.  

Hopefully the rest of the blocks will go together as easily and nicely.  I still have a basketful to go.



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19 comments:

  1. Thelma it is gorgeous! Love the Dresdens...perfect addition!

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  2. Looks fantastic Thelma!!! And for your first appliqué block - you did mighty fine work!!! ... Did you do this by needle turn appliqué or fuse & buttonhole/satin stitch finish? Either way, looks GREAT!!!

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  3. You do such beautiful work. Love this block!

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  4. The dresdens are perfect for this project...wow!

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  5. WOW - I want one and just exactly like yours. Love the colors, fabrics, pattern.. everything.

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  6. The applique block is gorgeous all by itself, Thelma, but the addition of the dresdens -- stunning!

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  7. This chapter is as exciting as the last one! The blocks and the dresdens are meeting up perfectly! I can't wait to see more. I get almost paralyzed with fear and dread at that point... but somehow it works out... it's like a mini miracle!

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  8. Yours is gorgeous! I need to pick this project back up. Thanks for the kick in the pants. I needed it!

    I can't wait to see it all completed. it's going to be beautiful!

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  9. Your block is lovely. I have the same pattern (book) and you are inspiring me to start on it!

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  10. Gorgeous fans with the blocks!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  11. I am so impressed this is your first appliqué block it looks wonderful!
    love the look of the border too, keep going!!!
    Kathie

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  12. Congrats on completing your first appliqué block! It's lovely! Careful Though, , it can be addictive!!
    I am also working on some red and white dresdens, they are so fun!! Love yours.

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  13. Congrats on completing your first appliqué block! It's lovely! Careful Though, , it can be addictive!!
    I am also working on some red and white dresdens, they are so fun!! Love yours.

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  14. A job well done...I love it! I especially like that plaid flower stem.

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  15. Thelma, I had no doubt you'd be able to line everything up perfectly. Your work is always top notch. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. It worked out perfect! I love everything about this quilt...and most especially the applique. It's really going to be special.

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  17. I loved yours so much that I decided I'm going to make one. Bought the book and my material choices and still it sits in the sack. Hope to get to it someday!

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