Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lots of stitching....

Here is my next raw edge applique project ready to be quilted. I love all the bright, girly colours in the fabrics. Plenty of opportunities for fussy cutting in these fabrics too. This will be made into another cushion.


Below is my next Morrell quilt block. I have another appliqued block almost finished. One more pieced block to make after that and I can join all the centre section of the quilt together. I'm almost 2 thirds of the way through!!!




Yesterday I got out all my klosjes to sew them together. After laying them out I discovered I was 2 short!! Here are the 2 extras I sewed this morning.


I haven't been sewing as many JC blocks lately, but here they all are so far. I laid them all out so I could get an idea of how they look together and whether I want to make more green blocks or more blue ones. I'm not sure yet what I will do. The section in the photo may end up in the middle of the quilt.



On Saturday I went to an all day class on machine quilting with Mariya Waters. Since taking the class with Kellie a few weeks ago I now have more confidence in my ability to learn machine quilting. Saturday's class covered stitching made without marking the fabric. It was a great class and I came away eager to practice and learn more. I would love to take another class to learn the next level of quilting skills so that one day I will be as confident with my machine quilting as I am with my piecing. Hopefully, soon, those three words "quilt as desired" will not be as intimidating! lol

I have finished one more hexagon flower this week. It is the 2nd day of winter here, but we still have some sunshine this afternoon. I decided to photograph my flower outside with some other flowers. The plant on the left is a white camelia which was grown by my mother. The plant on the right is an Australian native called a Correa.


Happy sewing, everyone! :)

26 comments:

  1. Pretty flower! I'm really enjoying reading about everyone's projects. So exciting!

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  2. What a lovely flower! And you make beautiful quilts. The JC blocks are so pretty!

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  3. So many wonderful projects going on here! I love the colours of the JC blocks A LOT!

    Your flower is also very sweet.
    Enjoy your quilting class and don't forget to breath (I always do ;-) )
    Tineke

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  4. I love all your projects and seeing the progress, you are going so well. The cushion is a favourite of mine, the JC is similar colours and I jusrt bought the Morell pattern, don't we have great taste, lol.

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  5. WHAAAAAAAAWWWWW lovely project you are working on.

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  6. wow, everything is Beautiful.

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  7. Thats a beautiful flower - and My you have been busy. I love your applique...thats something I want to learn to do.

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  8. You are working on some beautiful things. You are one talented lady and I admire your work.

    Your flower for the week is so lovely :)

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  9. So many beautiful things to be seen on your blog! You made a lovely hexagonflower and I really love the Morell-block!!

    Joke

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  10. Beautiful projects Miriam. Do you know the name of the block you did for the the Morrell quilt? I love round blocks :0)

    Crispy

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  11. When do you sleep??LOL You just go from one beautiful project to the next. Love the cushion - can't wait to see it finished. Glad you feel more confident with your machine quilting, your work is already amazing.

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  12. I love the Morrell block. And what size are the hexagon flowers you are doing? You sure are busy.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  13. So many lovely projects you are working on. Nice hexagons!

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  14. Oh, my -- I love all your gorgeous projects!! The flowers are super, the Joseph's Coat stunning and, of course, the adorable klosjes!

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  15. Lovely flower and your quilt is going to be beautiful as well , you are one busy lady .

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  16. What a lot of things you get done! Bravo. And they look beautiful too. I love the colours of your JC blocks, gotta love the blue and green! And you are making klosjes as well! How many did you make?

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  17. The flowers are lovely and the JC blocks are great! What a lot of work they are!

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  18. Busy, busy girl! Your raw edge applique is wonderful and so very girly. And, I love everything else you have been working on. Beautiful flower this week!

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  19. Holy Cow Woman -- I can't believe how much stitching you get done! LOVE your Joseph's Coat -- those colors are beautiful!

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  20. Oh, wow, Miriam, what a delight!
    I love your Hexi-flower, can't wait to see the Klosjes come together, I am in awe of your JC- it's breathtaking and so very fresh-looking! Your cushion is a dream and Morrell... Oh my...
    My heart is full! :)
    And I wish you all the best in your machine quilting as I know you'll continue to be such an inspiration to the rest of us!
    Thank YOU!

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  21. Miriam...you are busy, busy with lovely projects!
    I love them all and wish I could just hop on over and sew with you!

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  22. I have fallen in love with that first project.

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  23. Beautiful blues and greens. Your raw edge applique is so pretty.

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  24. I really like your Morrell quilt block, I've not heard of that pattern before - it's fabulous, I love to applique. Very pretty hexie flower :D

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  25. Your post makes me feel better as it would seem now that I'm not the only one juggling *many* ongoing projects. Yours are all wonderful!!!

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