Monday, April 15, 2013

Applique, Piecing and a Thankyou and Farewell.






Firstly, here is my 4th block for Blogger Girl's BOM. There is an option to make 2 blocks each month with different colour placements, but the same piecing for each block. I have opted to make just one block per month. Below are the 4 blocks I have completed so far.





I am enjoying using Monique Dillard's Olde World Style fabrics for this project.

Next I have some hand applique with the next completed Jacob's Coat block.





This is the last full block. This afternoon I plan to start laying out all my blocks ready to applique onto a large background fabric. I still have a few half blocks to make to fill in the gaps at the edges.

I have been hand piecing too.





These are my latest finished delectable mountain blocks. I am using Auriful cotton mako 50 for all the piecing on these blocks. It is a lovely thread to work with.

Lastly, some machine quilting.





I have been working on finishing Oso. It has been quite some time since I did anything more than stitch-in-the-ditch quilting on my sewing machine. Luckily the quilt is quite small, and I can tell I still need lots of practice! I plan to do lots more quilting yet, including some free motion quilting on the background pieces.





Thank you very much to everyone who offered thoughts and prayers for my friend in hospital. Very sadly, after a courageous and determined battle, she passed away late last week. :(  Farewell to a supportive, generous and very special lady.










12 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss Miriam. Sounds like she was a great friend to have.
    Your work is fabulous as usual - love the BOM blocks - great fabric choices and fussy cutting!And I think your machine quilting is perfect - in fact I thought it was hand quilting till I zoomed in closer.
    All the best

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  2. My heart goes out to you Miriam, but I know she will never be forgotten. Love the fabric you used for the new blocks, so elegant and refined!! Take care, hugs, Daniëlle

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  3. I am so sorry to hear that your friend passed away. My heart goes out to you and her family.

    Your blocks are wonderful and I'm so excited to see Heidi and Pete's quilt finished. :)

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  4. Oh, I'm sorry about your friend Miriam. It's times like this that I think we can be so grateful that we have stitching skills -- busy hands help. I can't wait to see your Joseph's Coat quilt all put together!

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  5. It must be hard to lose a friend to such a horrible disease. My thoughts are with you.

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  6. Very sorry about your friend. You have some lovely projects to keep your hands busy.

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  7. Miriam,
    Sorry about the passing of your dear friend. Your stitching is gorgeous! The Joseph's coat is going to be an amazing quilt.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  8. Oh Miriam, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Sending gentle hugs your way.

    I absolutely LOVE the blocks in the Blogger BOM. It's really beautiful!!

    Crispy

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  9. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all who loved your friend. May you all find peace and remember her love and happiness from here on out.

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  10. Sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that working on all your lovely projects help to lessen you saddness.

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  11. Dear Miriam, I am sorry for your loss. I hope the good times her friendship brought you will help ease the pain of her passing.

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  12. Love the Colours on your Coat Block and your Hand Piecing is Pretty
    Cheers

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