Friday, August 7, 2009

More Antique Quilt

I have finally finished appliqueing on the tiny Le Moyne stars. I fussy cut all the fabrics and hand sewed each star. The next round will be more of the larger Le Moyne stars after the narrow border of the brown fabric in the last post. It could take me a while! Thank you Ranette for all the help getting this together. :)

My old, faithful iron stopped working this morning. It tripped the safety switch and turned off the electricity for the whole house! ...thank goodness for the safety switch or I could have been zapped! I love this iron. It may be smaller than newer irons and it doesn't have a "shot of steam", but I love the feel of it gliding over fabric. I have a newer iron with a teflon base, but it just doesn't feel the same.....plus it seems to generate static electricity in some fabrics. Has anyone noticed that before with their iron?


This flower appeared yesterday. Isn't the colour wonderful!!
This is a bayside beach near where my daughter lives. That is her with her dog walking on the sand. At this time of the year there is usually no one else on the beach and you are allowed to walk your dog there.

11 comments:

  1. I'm just lovin' this quilt Miriam!! I've had that static thing with teflon bottom irons. I tend to buy cheaper irons so I don't feel bad when they quit.

    Crispy

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  2. Oh Miriam you AQ is wonderful. I love the tiny fussy cut lemoyne stars and you appliqued those on?!?!? Wow!
    I usually have to buy an iron per year because it gets so much use here. I buy the hottest one I can find, mostly Rowenta. I just figure it in to my budget.

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  3. the quilt is looking great - the applique looks good.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  4. Your quilt is beautiful! :0)

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  5. How interesting, you made so tiny little lemoyne stars! Beautiful!
    Renate

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  6. The quilt is looking just great!
    Wow! You are doing a great job!
    Micki

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  7. Your antique quilt is coming together just beatifully Miriam. I just love this pattern and can't wait to see more! xo

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  8. Wow, your quilt is coming right along. Love that blue flower. It looks like some kind of iris. Nice beach too.

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  9. That quilt is just beautiful. I love the way it is so deloicate and the subtle colors pop with that background. Is that paper pieced on the stars?

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  10. Duh - I see where you fussy cut and appliqued rather than paper pieced!

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  11. I would love to know where you got the pattern for your Antique Quilt.

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