Friday, April 19, 2013

Carolina

Make a few stems, make a few blocks, that's the routine I'm following these days.

These blocks are a little fussy, several seams to line up, points to match up and not cut off, so they're going slow.  But I'm enjoying the process and really feel like I've accomplished something each time I put another lily block on my design wall. 



I'm not missing those basket handles at all!

I've also decided to stop whining about those stem blocks.  I got a note from Hilda at Every Stitch saying she was getting ready to start the Carolina Lily pattern from Quilt Mania.


Hilda's looking forward to doing the stems for this project by hand!  Sure puts those little stumpy stems I'm working on into perspective!  Hilda, that's going to be a treasure when it's done.

Is there anyone out there not drowning in rain?  There's a rumor that we're in for some sun this weekend, I'm sure hoping so!






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20 comments:

  1. not raining right now i think its going to be sunny here and cold tho this weekend then rain again on monday we were in mexico last week and it was so great to run outside again im sick of looking at my treadmill and i dont enjoy running when its cold at alli cant wait for the padukah quilt show are you going this yr?

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  2. It is pouring down rain at this very moment!
    Great quilting weather!

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  3. Your lily blocks look great! It is going to be a pretty quilt when finished. We are supposed to have a rainy day (and weekend) here; could be good quilting weather.

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  4. I would love some rain...I am soooo tired of snow!!! Trade yah!!

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  5. No rain here but we sure could use some. It was predicted all last week, and it never did. Last night I heard rain, but today is sunny and hot!

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  6. We got alot of rain yesterday but it's bright and sunny this morning here in Tx. Your blocks are coming along so well. I am looking forward to seeing what you make of the sashing.

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  7. We definitely have rain here, but your quilt top has put a smile on my face. I love the colors and the name...Carolina (we're moving there!) XOXO

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  8. The 14 inches of snow we got in Colorado is starting to melt. No, rain here. Love your blocks and Hilda's. That pattern has always been on my list. It's a beautiful classic.

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  9. If I only had the magazine. Who would have thought yellow an green could be so appealing.
    Wish you could send some of that rain my way.

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  10. I'm in Seattle area, so rain is an almost everyday thing. But our rain is more like a constant sprinkle.

    Hilda will be making an heirloom for sure. Curved stems. Brave!

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  11. I'm in Nebraska and we've had rain and snow off and on for over a week. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw the sun, and it's only 38 so far today! I'm ready for spring but it will jump from winter into summer any day now!

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  12. Lovely blocks! This will be a beautiful quilt.
    Dry and sun shining here in the Valley of the Sun Arizona.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  13. Love your blocks! Sorry no rain, the wind finally died down and we've been experiencing gorgeous weather in the 80's...that's California for you )

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  14. I just love your Carolina Blocks :-D

    No rain here in California just sunshine and in the 70's

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  16. Your blocks are looking stunning - perfect piecing! Don't worry about the handles - I'm not even having baskets in my pattern LOL. Would you believe it is raining here too in NSW Australia? so, is a good chance to get started on my Carolina Lily too..off I go!
    Hilda

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  17. Oh my gosh.....those blocks are coming along nicely Thelma and in the end it will be worth it. Keep up the good work. I am heading to CT today and ran into storms in North Carolina.....really bad. We are in our room and boy, thunder and lightening with tor

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  18. The blocks look like they are worth the effort to me! Beautiful results :-) It is raining here right now and that seems to be what we are in for all weekend. The weather was nice during the week though, so I guess I shouldn't complain.

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  19. Your Lily blocks are coming out perfect! Love the colors you chose! We had nasty T-storms last night and it's pretty cloudy this morning here in NE PA. Hope the weather clears where you are!

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  20. I just came from Hilda's blog. I love her version too. Your color choices are gorgeous as well. Oh this one is such a favorite of mine. I really need to start one! Just beautiful!

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