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Sunday, January 13, 2013

A productive day.....

 
I moved a few squares from yesterday's layout and have the top sewn together now.  Some of the center squares are one way designs and the blocks are placed with the longest strips alternating from top/bottom to sides so no seams have to be matched.  It took some playing around to get them arranged in a pleasing manner while still keeping the blocks turned the right way.
I got these blocks sewn together into a top too while I was in the basement.  I washed a load of flannel for our church preemie project so I was down there babysitting my 38 year old washing machine and kept busy with fabric fun.  I also cut fabric for 2 friends and will be able to mail it out on Monday.


 
Here is my 'find' in the basement yesterday.  I know I was working on it in January 1999 and then had a health problem and gave up on the idea of doing it for a class.  It is machine appliqued with black thread and a blanket stitch.


Here are a bunch more background pieces and leaves with Wonder Under on them.  Below is the book that the project was in.  I have my doubts that I will ever finish this project.

 
 
 
 


22 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Wow you were productive. I like the log cabin quilt top. The applique doesn't even look like you would be interested. I know to promote the cause of quilting. Our tastes change also. Have fun with your finds. Chris

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

LOL, amazed you have an applique project like that, I don't think I have ever seen an applique from you during the time I have been following you!

Gene Black said...

I agree, the applique doesn't look like anything you would do. I think we try many things while finding our true style.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Is she a Maytag? I love how the square in a square piece looks like it is shimmering...like it is on the ground beneath a tree with the sun streaming through in places. Very cool!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Oh, yes, our taste in fabric and projects changes! That doesn't look a bit like you now.....

Sheila said...

True, your lovely blue and green and quilt is not as exciting as the red, orange, pink and yellow. But I love both quilt tops.
The applique leaves are very nice, but I agree with Gene. Not you.

Terry said...

That leaf quilt sure is a lot of applique, but it's pretty. I still like that blue quilt top.

suemac said...

I love how two of your log cabin blocks have the neutral and the reds reversed. It creates a lot of interest.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love how you oriented the blocks in your log cabin ... that sure came together quickly!

The applique . . . perhaps it belongs on your other blog where someone new can take it home and finish?

cajunquilter said...

Oh I love your applique quilt (but then I started quilting many years ago because of applique lol). I think you should finish it! The square in a square is beautiful the colors shimmer.

cityquilter grace said...

uber-exuberant color i'd say...love the batiks AND the log cabin...stunning!

Taos Sunflower said...

Will you chop up what is finished and make it into something else?

Angel and Kirby said...

I like the layout where there are no seams to match! I never thought of that. I always went for symmetrical! I did a leaf quilt top. It is waiting to be quilted. not sure I would do it again!

JJM said...

Another great weekend post ! Am I missing something...? All the seams look matched to me. And it looks wonderful.

And the brilliant colorful blocks is truly a work of art.

And your find of leaves...it has the quaint feel of days gone by and I love it. I am very nostalgic.

I see it is 22 degrees in Sandwich right now and a 'Real Feel' of 9 degrees. (*._,*) How bout a true temp of 9 degrees it has warmed up since early morning of -5.

J~MT

Annie said...

Love that top quilt...the colours are so fresh and vibrant.

Muddling Through said...

Love both of the first two, the third.......not your usual exciting style at all. I have confidence though that you could turn it into something exceptional if you put your mind to it.

Verna G said...

I was reading an article today re whether we should finish all starts or whether some have a Best Before date. I have a few I can't decide on! Maybe the vine piece could be cut in half and made into cushion tops!

lmno said...

This looks like a great carry around project. I have some of those backgrounds and now intend to start one of my own. Thanks for the inspiration.

Purple Pam said...

Oh, I like the leaves quilt. I remember that book but have not seen it for a while.

al zdrazil said...

It is so much fun to find things. On Friday, I found some blocks I made about a year ago, and then put aside. Now I will have a quilt top completed in a couple of days. However, I know I won't find anything from the 70's because I didn't start to quilt until 2000.
Sally in St. Paul

Lora Martin said...

While the leaves quilt doesn't look like "you" know, I can see how it would have been at one time.

Cathi said...

Oh, my -- I love the reflections on water quilt! And the log cabin is fabulous.
The appliqué project doesn't look like a Wanda quilt at all!