Thursday, September 2, 2010

Irish Chain block finished!!!!

It took a while, but its done!!!

So far this block is the only machine pieced block in my Morrell Quilt. We were given instructions for a "short cut" method using machine piecing, so I decided that option looked a lot more manageable than hand piecing 381 one inch squares of fabric!!!! Yes, there are 381 pieces in that 10 inch block!


The next 2 blocks took substantially less time to complete!




I have a broderie perse block almost finished and another one prepared ready to go.





It is the 2nd day of Spring here in Melbourne. My plum tree is covered in blossom.

We had a clear sun rise this morning and some more hints of sun during the day. Temperatures are warming up. However, we are expecting lots of rain over the weekend. Sounds like perfect quilting weather to me!! :)

21 comments:

  1. All 3 Morrell blocks are wonderful Miriam...you did a great job! Here's to some great sewing weather for you over the weekend!

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  2. Those blocks are just beautiful! I can't believe how many pieces are in your first block. That is a real beauty.

    While your spring comes, we are getting ready for fall :)

    Blessings

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  3. Los and lots of rain according to the weather forcast and now we have the winds starting too.
    I would never have guessed the block had that many pieces! I would machine it too. Both blocks look great.

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  4. Wonderful blocks! What courage to even attempt the Irish chain block with so many little pieces, glad you found a simpler piecing method! Ten inches though...tiny! Happy sewing...rainy days are just perfect for that! ;-)

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  5. the blocks look wonderful
    wow that many pieces, yes I am so glad you machine pieced it too!
    I am really enjoying watching your progress on this quilt
    its inspiring!
    Kathie

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  6. Really do like those blocks. especially the Broderie perse. Something I would love to do one day. Its cold here in the South West..3C this morning and a high of 16C ... much the same tomorrow. Brrrr

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  7. Those blocks look fabulous and I guess all those squares must have been a half inch finished - WOW. The broderie perse is beautiful and I am sure the whole quilt will be a masterpiece. Happy stitching!

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  8. You have done a beautiful job on the Morrell blocks!! Gorgeous plum tree flowers!! Take care, hugs, Daniëlle

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  9. Wow your blocks are gorgeous!!! 381 squares is a lot in any size block LOL.

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  10. Yikes! That irish chain has some little teeny blocks. I LOVE that little star block. They're all just beautiful!

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  11. The star block is my favorite. Love the colors.

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  12. All three blocks are lovely!! How many pieces in one block?! WOW!! Wonderful piecing.

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  13. Your blocks are beautiful. I can't believe you had 381 squares in one block. What patience you must have. Love your pictures of the plum tree blossoms. I didn't realize they were so beautiful.

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  14. Your irish chain block in amazing! I can't imagine that many pieces in such a small block. Great job! Your broderie perse is lovely! I'm going to be trying some of that soon myself

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  15. The blocks are wonderful! It is going to make a wonderful quilt!
    Micki

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  16. Piecing 381 tiny squares seems like a perfectly logical choice to me!!! WOW~! Your blocks are looking marvelous, Miriam!!!

    Keep dry...?!

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  17. Oh my but what pretty blocks and flower you share. Goodness! Everything is lovely. Your Irish Chain - is of course - amazing!!!!! How neat. ...and your plum tree blossom makes my heart smile.

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  18. Oh, boy I don't think I would have hand pieces that block either. Much easier sewing all those squares. They all look great.

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  19. Hello Miriam,

    Congrats on that Irish Chain Block,love the red and white.
    Happy sewing.
    Bev.xoxo

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  20. Your blocks are gorgeous! Especially that first one. I don't use a machine, so I'm thinking of doing that one next and getting it over with!

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  21. I don't know about the Morrell quilt but I am going to find out as your blocks are amazing and beautiful

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