Friday, April 30, 2010

A little bit here, a little bit there.....

Over the last 2 or 3 weeks I have been working on several different projects. I have finally got my Morrell blocks out again and the photo above is my latest finish. I started the Morrell Quilt about this time last year and worked on it steadily through last year. This year there have been several distractions....good ones. :) We have a get together scheduled late in June to show our (hopefully!!!) completed quilts. Well..........I am sure I will not have the quilt completed, but I am determined to get quite a few more blocks finished.

Below are photos of progress on some of the above mentioned "distractions"............


These are my last 4 spool blocks. I have a total of 50 now and I have decided that is a good place to stop. Forty nine blocks will make a cute little wall hanging, with an extra block to incorporate in the label on the back.


From my previous post you will have noticed that I have joined in with the "one flower Wednesday" group, so I will be making hexies instead of klosjes now. :)


Last week I attended a class with Kellie of Don't Look Now! blog. The class is for her raw edge applique technique.

Below is my practice piece. I am quite happy with my applique.

However, my machine quilting still needs lots of practice. I have only done a very small amount of machine quilting and always using the stitch regulator on my machine. This time I tried quilting without the stitch regulator. There is a lot of variation in the size of my stitches at the moment. Lots of practice coming up for me!!



Next week we have the second class with Kellie, so I hope to have this block finished and made into a pillow and other project using the raw edge applique techinique started.

In another of Kellie's projects I am making great progress. These blocks are really enjoyable to sew. I have 11 blocks completed now. The 12th block is well on its way.


Have a great weekend everyone. :)

I will be hunting for a piece of fabric to complete the applique on that Morrell block.

27 comments:

  1. Wow! I so enjoyed your post today and all that you are working on! Such lovely, lovely projects. Good for you!

    I am really starting to enjoy raw edge applique myself.

    Your machine quilting looks fine to me. That is something I need practice with. Hand quilting just comes easier for me though it takes so much longer.

    Enjoy your weekend!!

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  2. Your practice piece is fantastic!! I just love that.

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  3. Everything looks Beautiful! Love the blue and greens you've been using.

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  4. hi miriam,your morell block looks stunning,have a nice day stitching,susi

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  5. Miriam, what a beautiful post. It is so funny you talked about taking Kellie's class. I just left a comment on her blog that I wished I could take one of her classes. You are a very lucky girl. Your tree is stunning. And I love the Klosjes in green. I'm still waiting to start mine. Your JC is really coming along. Can't wait to see all the finishes!!

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  6. O my, you have been busy!! Love your ... well... everything!!! Same here with the machine quilting, practice makes perfect but it takes time to get there and sometimes I seem to have a lack of patience hihi! Take care, Daniëlle XXXD

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  7. This is a test to see if I can comment from my blackberry when my computer is being ugly. I already told you how much I love your projects!

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  8. all your projects look wonderful. Last four spools, good for you!
    I love the little tree and bird and your quilting looks great if you ask me!

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  9. all of your projects are looking so great!!
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  10. Every one of your projects looks wonderful!!

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  11. keep going with your Morrell..........I like the block you have done........
    lots of other lovely stitching here too.......

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  12. Lots of great stuff happening at your place. Love the morrell block & your Klosjes look great. I would love to do a class with Kellie...your project is sweet!

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  13. Everything looks lovely Miriam..
    50 spools is good, will make a lovely little quilt..
    Love your quilting...I must have a go at doing that..
    Julia ♥

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  14. Aha! It's me again (are you sick of hearing from me yet? You're my test case LOL.) I decided to try a different computer -- I'm thinking the problem is the computer I was on before. Weird! Sorry to keep spamming you -- at least I know it's not that blogspot doesn't like me LOL!

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  15. your Morrell block is gorgeous. I love the raw edge applique and your machine quilting looks good to me, I am hopeless at it and have long ago given up. Your Klosjes look good too and have fun with the hexagon flowers. The garden is growing all over the world!

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  16. Breathtaking Morell block! And Lovely JC and Raw Edge Applique...
    And Miriam, I can't wait to see your Klosjes quilt finished! How exciting!

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  17. Miriam I thought you had been a bit quiet lately , I was a little concerned but now I know what you were up to.
    Lovely work

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  18. I love the Morell quilt and your block is lovely. All your projects are wonderful. I'm doing the class with Kellie this year too.

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  19. WOW your blocks are beautiful!! You have been sewing up a storm lately :0)

    Crispy

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  20. Oh my gosh there is so much beauty here. Your blocks are simply stunning. They stand out, grab my imagination and lift my spirits!!! Goodness sakes it's such a treat to see your talent here. Visiting is yet another reason Blogging is fun. Would that I could applique like this. Oh my... first I must learn. I know. I know... Come on karen. I know!

    I have to mention I thought the machine quilting was perfect. I mean to say that it looked lovely and I really didn't catch that it was something you were learning and working on until I started to read the post. I often look at pictures first and then orient myself to the post by reading. This helps me to see what my real thoughts are. You know - do I agree with your critique and-or am I in sync with you.

    With the machine quilting, I guess I see what you mean but I had to really look. I didn't see it at first. What I saw was just pretty!!!

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  21. Lovely projects - all of them! Glad you pulled out your Morrell again - it's looking lovely.

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  22. My gosh! Your work is beautiful - I will visit again. Have heard a lot about the Morrell quilt - am not quite sure exactly what it is...seems to be very popular!

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  23. Hello Miriam,love the Morrell block,it looks great. Great Hexi and matching rose in the previous post. Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  24. Such wonderful distractions ....

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  25. Lovely Morell block... actually lovely everything... really like your Kellie W. class block, and your Joseph's Coat blocks look smashing!

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  26. Everything looks so nice...You have been a busy lady!
    Micki

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  27. Wow, Miriam, You have been working on some beautiful things since I was here last. Your little hexie flowers are just lovely. And the cushions sure are pretty too. Thanks for coming by my blog. I have missed visiting too.

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