Monday, September 14, 2009

Yes I made a start

Hi all
I finally made a start and would like to share some pictures with you, I couldn't decide on the fabrics so went out and bought some new once.
I use charcopy paper and draw the trace just the bare minimum on to my block for placement of the applique pieces. For a leave just a line down the centre, for a circle or berry just a small cross, stems again centre line down. any other pieces I trace about a 1/8th inside the lines to make sure I cover markings with the applique.
Have a great week.


  1. I really love this colourway Christine, it's so wonderful to see the same blocks looking so different due to the different fabric choices. xo

  2. Hi Christine, welcome to the blog. I love the fabrics you've chosen, lots of yellows, I like that. It's really interesting how differently we are all stitching these blocks! Even with just needleturn there are so many different methods, not to mention those of us who have chosen to use other methods still. ;o) I just love this blog you learn something new each time someone posts. Have a good week everyone,

  3. Christine, I am glad you got started. Welcome to the blog. The first block is beautiful and thanks for sharing the technique with us. It makes the entry more interesting. I like the colors you have chosen too. Well done and enjoy - Hugs Natima

  4. Hi Christine
    Just love your colour choices. So who is your LQS. I would not mind paying a virtual visit. Just love some of those yellows :-)
    I will be watching your blocks with interest. There is so much texture there. I am a quilter who does not like using plain fabrics and just adore texture. It is the first time in just so long that I have used a plain Background. Why Because I had the perfect muslin in my stash. Had been there for at least 10 years!

  5. Christine your fabric choices are perfect.

  6. I love your fabric choices, I own that fabric also. I am debating starting this quilt I wish it was just a bit bigger so I could sleep under it :)I look forward to seeing how your quilt moves along!

  7. Excellent choice of fabric! I love that line. Your quilt is going to be beautiful.

  8. Wow! This is different, Christine - hey, those yellows, aren't they just gorgeous? Looking forward to seeing what the next few days bring!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  9. I love your modern combo of fabrics... mind you, those colours were definitely used in the 1800s. Probably, not together as the star attractions though. LOL!! Purple fabrics were precious for a while.

    Are all the fabrics from one range? I can't wait to see your blocks progress.


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