Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Wednesday kind of Thursday,...and milestone progress


My flower for "One Flower Wednesday" is a day late, but here it is!!! Liberty fabric again and the camelia is the first for that bush this year. The bush is almost 30 years old so it is quite large now.


The little quilt top below is what has been keeping me busy for the last couple of days. Ranette sent me a bundle of fat eighths last year and earlier this year I cut them up into 3 inch squares with the plan to make a quilt like the one below. I finally sewed them together this week!!! I machined everything, so it didn't take too long. Sometimes I love to make something I can finish quickly while I am making quilts that take months to complete.
Today I found fabric for backing and binding....forgot to buy batting though!!!!






Morrell Quilt...........progress.........


Ta da!!!

Only 24 more blocks to go!

All the blocks are sewn by hand. (I did machine the blocks together!.......I was a bit impatient to see it in one piece!)
I have loved making all these blocks. A few are quick and easy, a few are a real challenge and most of the broderie perse blocks just take time.
We have a get together with the ladies I started this quilt with in a couple of weeks. I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone else's quilts look like. I wonder if anyone has finished??
I will take photos and post them if the ladies will allow me.


Today is one year since I started blogging regularly. What a year it has been!!! I have met both in person and "virtually" an amazing group of inspiring, supportive and friendly people. I have made friends I know I will keep for a lifetime. Inspirational posts have encouraged me to challenge my sewing skills. I have had tears of sadness and tears of happiness while you have shared your lives with me. Some posts have made me think and look at life in a new way. Thank you to everyone who has visited....almost 10,000 of you from all over the world, and thank you to everyone who has left a comment or sent me an email.

Today is also my birthday.


Heres to the next 12 months of learning, sharing, inspiration and friendship.

Thank you one and all!!!

33 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Miriam and Happy 12 months of Blogging hope You have a wonderful Birthday. Today is also my Sons 17th Birthday and we have just had tea with his mad mates. They are walking around the block to make room for the cake! Your Flower looks lovely and your Morrell Quilt is looking magnificent. You must be very pleased with yourself :-)
    Cheers
    Lynne

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  2. dear miriam congrats to one year of blogging and your morrell quilt looks great,happy stitching,susi

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  3. Happy Birthday Miriam :) I hope you had a wonderful day and you were spoilt :) I love love love your quilt and its amazing all those blocks. Just gorgeous!!

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  4. Congratulations on one year of blogging and I hope you had a wonderful birthday too. I'm so glad to have found your blog, I love everything you make. This post got better and better as I read it. I love your scrap quilt, what a great idea to just use small squares. I might have to knock one of those up so I can have a quick finish one of these days. You left the best until last, your Morrell made me gasp, it looks so beautiful, you've inspired me.

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  5. Dear Miriam,
    I'm sad we are so far away and couldn't meet in "real world", but you have to be happy not to hear me singing "Happy birthday" to you.How about wishes? First of all good health, than enouhgt time for your family and friends, and last but not least MORE THAN enought time for your hobbies.
    XOXO, Simona
    Your Morrell quilt make me speachless (and that doesn't happen vary often)

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  6. Your flower fabric this week is oh so beautiful! I love the green.

    Your projects are just lovely. I have been enjoying some hand piecing lately too. Seems to work better for me than machine piecing.

    Enjoy your weekend

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  7. Happy, happy birthday dear friend!!! Oh and congrats on one year of blogging too! Very cute little quilt and like Janet, I may have to make one too for a "quickie" project. Oh I like the hexie flower very much and am so tempted to join in...but no, I'll just keep enjoying yours.

    You did save the very best for last....my, my girl, but you are one talented lady. Your Morrell quilt is DIVINE!!!

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  8. Miriam , Wishing you a happy happy birthday. Congrats on a year of blogging and heres to many many more. I love reading your blog , you are very inspiring. Your Morrell quilt is amazing, i am tempted to start one as i love hand piecing.

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  9. Happy birthday, Miriam! Enjoy your day!

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  10. I forgot - what is the name of the quilt - you have such a wide variety of blocks in it - so unique!
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  11. Happy Birthday! You have become a wonderful friend to me through the blogging world. Strange how God has connected us :)
    You amaze me with your handwork! You are such an inspiration to me in more ways than you know :) The Morrell quilt is gorgeous!!!
    Have a good day and Happy One Year Anniversary on your blog!
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  12. Happy Birthday, Sweet Miriam!!

    I just love your quilts - they have such heart in them (in addition to being beautiful). I hope you have a special day - you are a special lady. Love that Morrell quilt. "only" 24 more blocks???? I would pass out.

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  13. Happy Birthday! Your quilts are great. Thanks for sharing the progress, its so motivating to see others beautiful works. Please keep sharing as you work toard those other 24!

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  14. Happy Birthday , I hope you have a really wonderful day . Your quilts are amazing , and your flower is very pretty .

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  15. Happy Birthday Miriam!!!! Love your little quickie quilt but the Morrell Whoa Momma, what a beauty!!

    Crispy

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  16. Happy Birthday Miriam! Congrats on 1 year of blogging. Love the little quickie, it has such a warm, vintage feel. Thanks for sharing it all - especially the progress on the Morrell.

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  17. Undeniably a treasured post and an unrivalled milestone with singularly supreme photos. Such beauty here. Of course, it's always so, is it not? I think it is. That's been my experience. Just everything is magnificent Miriam. Absolutely divine. Thank you for sharing YOU with US and here's to another lovely year of blogging.

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  18. Well, Happy birthday and Happy Anniversary! And Congradulations on such a beautiful quilt half. It is really lovely.

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  19. LOVE that quilt. Wow that is a piece of art. Lots of hours put into that I can tell.
    Happy birthday and Happy Blogiversary!! Hope you have a fun time celebrating!!

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  20. your Morrell quilt is looking great........are you remotivated to get more done now...........would love to see what the other girls are up to.......

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  21. Happy Birthday & blogversary!Love that Morrell quilt...thankyou for sharing it with us!

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  22. Happy Birthday and one year of blogging!! I always enjoy my visits and look forward to many more. Your flower is beautiful and the quilt top is so sweet. Lovely fabric. And, the Morrell quilt!!!!

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  23. Happy birthday and happy blogging and I just LOVE your flower for one flower Wednesday. It is super adorable!

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  24. First of all happy birthday, and thank you for pasing by. Quiltmania is wonderfull, and always with lovely idees.I love the quilt you are working on, ufffffff, must be a lot of work.
    Many regards
    Rita

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  25. Belated Happy Birthday and congrats on your one-year-of-blogging-anniversary...
    I love the flower you made for OFW and enjoyed looking at your quilts to be. The Morrell is really stunning!

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  26. Belated Happy Birthday to you :) your hexie is gorgeous - green is my absolute favourite colour and those fabrics are beautiful. So tempted by your Morrell quilt - if I didn't have so many other things on the go I think I would have jumped at it already! It's looking absolutely stunning.

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  27. Belated Happy Birthday :-)
    Your Morrell quilt looks gorgeous!

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  28. Happy Birthday! Your quilt is looking stunning, and I love sharing in your progress.
    Enjoy your day!
    Micki

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  29. Happy Birthday!
    your morrel quilt is stunning! simply stunning!!

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  30. Happy belated birthday, Miriam! I hope it was FABulous!!! ; )

    Speaking of FABULOUS...your Morrell quilt is positively StUnNiNg!!!

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  31. Happy Belated Birthday!!! And Happy Blogiversary. And Happy Morrell Quilt. Wait. That's GORGEOUS Morell Quilt!!!

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  32. Read your post and hey: bit late but nevertheless from the bottom of my heart: Happy birthday, good health and love all around!! Till the next post hihi! XXXD

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  33. Happy Belated Birthday! Oh, your quilt looks fabulous so far. Love all your flower hexies and the other blocks you have been working on.

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