Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A small finish, some progress and a fun Friday.

I have finished appliqueing Wanda's block.  Wanda has this design in her Blogger profile. (Click on her name to go to her blog) This is her own design and Wanda was kind enough to share it with me.  I love the intricacy of this design!

In the last few weeks I have joined 2 sew-alongs.

First is a Piecework Sampler by Cheri of Quilts By Cheri.

These are my blocks so far...

...and some of my favourites..

I have used all French General fabrics for this project. The next step will be to cut some more sashing and cornerstones and then stitch it all together.

The other machine project is Lori and Randy's Medallion Sew-along. I have made the pinwheel blocks for one of my centres.

Well, maybe I should concentrate on one project at a time, because I cut all those pinwheels a bit too small!!! Each side has one extra pinwheel! Oooppps!!! I have decided I am not going to make them all again, so my block will end up a bit smaller than it should be. Hopefully I can fudge the blocks for the next step! Lol

Friday last week I joined Linda, Bev and more than 20 other ladies for an Antique Quilt Day. What a great day!!! Sharon brought her quilt!!!!

Sharon and I had our blocks with us so we laid them out on the quilt. Sharon's quilt was made in 1852 for her Great Great Grandmother's wedding.

What an amazing sight to see our new blocks against the original quilt!!

Meredithe has lots more photos from the day on her blog.

I am making slow progress on Jacob's Coat.

It is another beautiful Autumn morning here in Melbourne. Its a little crisp at the moment, but it promises to be another lovely, sunny day.  I hope everyone has a wonderful day! :)


  1. Wow what a knock-out post! 'Wanda's' block looks gorgeous, I wonder what you will do with it? The fabrics and colours you have chosen for Cheri's sampler look beautiful AND how exciting to see the CCCQ original together with the new blocks!!!

  2. How exciting to get to see your blocks together with the original!! Your pinwheel border looks great!

  3. You have some great projects on the go, they all look fabulous, especially the cut work one. Loved seeing Sharons quilt with some new blocks.

  4. You have some beautiful blocks...thanks for sharing!

  5. Your applique is just gorgeous. How absolutely wonderful to be able to lay your new blocks on the antique quilt. Very satisfying and again, gorgeous!!!

  6. Such pretty applique! Love the sampler blocks.
    Very fun to put your repro blocks on the original.

  7. I just saw your completed block of the design I sent not too long ago. You did wonderful work on it! I'm so glad that you wanted to give it a try! You have also been creating many wonderful pieces and it is so exciting to see the work in progress too on Criswell Chester County blocks! Let me know if you would like to swap a CCC block sometime! Happy Quilting!