Monday, November 28, 2011

Progress

 The blocks are assembled and the borders are on the string quilt. I even mitered the corners! Mitered corners are easier each time that I do them. Next task, tackle the applique. 
You'll notice though that I haven't begun the applique yet. That's because I'm intimidated by all that applique, and I'm not really sure where to begin. I'm figure the stems for the flowers come first. However, because of the way that the red diagonal is pieced they are not perfect. That means that each stem is a little different. I guess I just need to jump in and start it.

 
I also wanted to show you the progress on Dear Jane. I may have to redo the block in the lower left. Curved seams are not my strong point, and that one is a little off. The seam allowances are so narrow that some of the rounded pieces will get cut off when I sew the sashing on.

Next my SewCalGal Christmas Quilt Show entry.
This was my first experience designing a quilt using Electric Quilt. I had purchased the fabric, one yard of each, and I didn't want to buy more, or have any leftovers. I played around until I had a design that used up everything. The only thing I had to add was the white for the alternate blocks in the nine patches and the plain blocks. This poor quilt never got a name.

 This quilt, however, does have a name. My grandson, Bubba, named it Mimi's Kiki. I purchased the fabrics during one of the shop hops. I bought fat quarters at each of the shops to get a nice mix of fabrics. 

Visit Patchwork Times to see more design walls, and head over to SewCalGal to see all the Christmas quilts.














53 comments:

  1. They are all wonderful. Thanks for sharing!=)

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  2. Wow, that Christmas quilt loooks three dimensional. Great job! Were you trying for dimension, or did it just happen.

    When I want it, it doesn't happen! LOL.

    glen

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  3. Love you Christmas quilt design! Smashing!

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  4. Wow, you've really made good progress! Your string top is really lovely and I love all the colors in your Kiki quilt.

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  5. lovely quilts, I would leave them out all year they are so pretty

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  6. Nice design and your quilting looks great.

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  7. Lots of fun and happy quilts and fabric play here! I really like the one for your grandson bunches and the Christmas quilt is just gorgeous.

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  8. Your unnamed quilt is great and your quilting is wonderful.

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  9. WOW! I agree with QuiltSwissy...your unnamed quilt looks three dimensional. The design is wonderful and your fabrics and quilting make it completely stunning. Hugs...

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  10. I love your anonymous Christmas quilt. The quilting on it is stunning.

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  11. I love your string quilt and can't wait to see what else you're doing with it. And your Christmas quilt is fabulous!

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  12. Your nameless quilt is awesome!!! The others are great too. :)

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  13. They're all gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your string quilt, too, I love those!

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  14. Absolutely beautiful classic quilt.

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  15. Wonderful quilting on your quilt!! great job!!. I live in AZ too. (Scottsdale) Hope to see ya at my blog sometime!! Hugs

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  16. Your quilting is fabulous. So is the quilt.

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  17. very nice job on that quilt....I;ve never used EQ
    yours turned out lovely.

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  18. Love your quilt, and the quilting on it is beautiful!

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  19. A beautiful quilt from your first EQ experience. Just beautifully quilted.

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  20. your EQ quilt is wonderful. The quilting on it just amazing.

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  21. Lovely quilt, it has such depth.

    Carolyn

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  22. Great entry for the show. I love the border.

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  23. Your Christmas quilt is just beautiful. Looks 3 demensional.

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  24. Wonderful quilts. I do love your border.

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  25. I love the first Christmas quilt - so much movement! You could call it Dancing Lights....

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  26. You have some lovely quilts. I really like your quilt show entry. Beautiful!

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  27. LOVE your EQ quilt! :D Have you found a name for it yet? ;D

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  28. Thanks for showing us your great quilts. Very lovely!

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  29. Lovely design. Your quilts look great.

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  30. Very pretty. You have such a great eye. I really love those feather wreaths. And that border is awesome!

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  31. Beautiful.Love the design and the quilting.

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  32. love the quilting!!!! good job using your fabrics.

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  33. Nice quilts to keep out and enjoy year- round.

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  34. ooh - your quilt reminds me of peppermint candies! Yummy :)

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  35. Thanks for sharing your quilt with us! Happy Holidays!

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  36. Your design is outstanding! Great job :-)

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  37. Very nice design and such pretty quilting.

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  38. Beautiful quilt and blocks! Thanks so much for sharing them!!

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  39. wow, for using up every bit of your fabric, you really ended up with a beautiful design as well!

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  40. Your Christmas quilt is so pretty and I love the string quilt!

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  41. Love the design and the white spaces with the beautiful quilting.

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  42. Your entry is lovely.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com

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  43. Lovely work. The "unnamed" quilt is gorgeous!
    Vickie

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