Friday, June 14, 2013

Finally, something worth showing

So after the stems were stitched the next step was to add the berries to the stems.  I chose to machine appliqué my berries.  Once the berries were attached I tore off the stabilizer and squared up the blocks.
36 berry blocks all done!


I've also finished all 180 required geese.



The only thing left to do is make the lily blocks.

Since all the pieces and parts are ready to go, all I have to do is lay everything out, sew it together, press, and square up.  It takes less than 20 minutes to assemble one lily block, start to finish.


I think the hardest part is trying to decide which one to make next, so far I love them all.

Just in case you're stopping by for the first time in a couple of  weeks, this is the makings of Coastal Lily by Minick & Simpson.

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19 comments:

  1. wow your really moving along with this quilt.
    enjoying seeing your progress , very fun fabric choices for the flowers
    Kathie

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  2. They aren't red but I am enjoying the colors in your lilies.

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  3. Yes...there are exceptional and your colors are just great! Looks like another beautiful quilt in the making. Now I will be hard pressed to decide which Lily quilt to do????? Both are so beautiful but so different. Patiently waiting for more pics Thelma.

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  4. Love, love the colors for the lilies. It is really unusual to see something other than the traditional colors in this style pattern.

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  5. Nice progress; are you enjoying working on this color palette? It is very different for you. I think it will be stunning when finished.

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  6. Oh my! This quilt gets "beautifuler and beautifuler" with each post. So fresh amd pretty!

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  7. you always have something worth showing and these are not exception. They are great.

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  8. I with Lee, Thelma, you ALWAYS have something worth showing. This quilt is going to be amazing, can't wait to see it finished. I love the berry blocks. I have a wonderful BOM applique quilt pattern, a gift from an Australian designer, and a dear friend of mine, Gail Pan. It's called Berries and Bluebirds and oh my word, there are so many berries. I look at yours and think, Wow, she did that so beautifully??? But my hands are no longer able to cut out small pieces, so I haven't gotten past the first block. Maybe one of these days...

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  9. Love seeing your progress. Even the little blue berries are adorable!

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  10. Holy Cow! You've been busy!

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  11. Love how you parted out all the sections so you could do it assembly line style! You are very organized and focused :) would love to see a close up of how you machine appliqué the berries as circles always intimidate me when machine stitching especially tiny ones. PS - you always have something worth showing!

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  12. I love the pops of color when you add the lilies! It's fun to see your progress! Beautiful!

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  13. Great progress - so precise and beautiful! You have done a wonderful job with those berries and stems. I was going to say you made "short work of them" but am sure it took a LOT of care! This is going to be stunning.
    Hilda

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  14. OMG Look at all the work that has gone into
    your project!!! It;s beautiful. Love the berries
    and stems.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  15. Oh Thelma, this is going to be so much more beautiful than the original - really!! I adore all the color, and it's looking so happy and fun!!
    Great sewing - great progress!!! woot! woot!!

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  16. Your continued progress is inspirational. Machine appliqué is a great tool in a quilters tool box!

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  17. I agree...holy cow... you have been busy and boy oh boy...it is quite an accomplishment! You are always so inspiring to me!

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  18. These are turning out beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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