Saturday, November 7, 2009

My First Post

Hey ~ I hope I am doing this right ~ I have loved looking at everone's inspiration and I finished my first block! I used the back basting method cuz I wanted to try it. It takes some getting used to ~ but I am going to use it on my next block to see if I really like it. It is a nice method when there is such a variety of shapes and you don't have to make all those templates..... have a wonderful day
Teresa / IL

14 comments:

  1. Wow! How cool -- I'd never heard of the back basting method before! Maybe if I use this method I'll actually start applique again! lol! Thanks for mentioning it. Your first block looks wonderful!

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  2. Teresa,

    What a gorgeous block. Back basting method, I am going to have to look that one up! Your block turned out gorgeous. I just loved the colors. You did a great job. Which one next?

    Cheers,
    Bobbie
    www.bobbieashley.com

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  3. I've never heard of back basting either...and am in the middle of an applique project so will look into it. Your block is amazing! Very beautiful!

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  4. wow,i`m in the middle of an apllique project so i like look into all aplique projec i found and yours is awesome,beautiful!

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  5. You are getting off to a good start but I have not heard of back basting before????

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  6. Hi Teresa/IL,

    Welcome aboard! Very nice first block (are you going to do them in order, or sort of skip around like the rest of us?!?).

    I had never heard of back basting before...I'll look into it...thanks for the links!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  7. congrats!
    I adore this blog and love to see what you come up with. I do know you will have fun

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  8. sounds interesting, will check out the links and welcome your block looks great
    cheers
    Christine

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  9. Excellent block Teresa! Back basting sounds very interesting. One day I will give it a go. I just love the fabric you used for the vase.

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  10. Well come Teresa (2), yes we have Teresa (1) as well LOL! Your first block looks great and the back basting method sounds like a great way to appliqué - Hugs Natima

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  11. Teresa - I am slowly working on this block! Yours is beautiful. And yes, I am also using the back-basting method. I have liked it so far. I was advised to let your back basting "marinate" overnight before attempting to applique the shapes.

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  12. theresa what a wonderful first block and to try with a new method on such a big project is very daring!!8-O
    I have Sentimental stitches quilt Sally post ready for back basting..I went a little more simple..8-)
    Great work and your fabric choices are wonderful looking forward to your next block!!

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  13. Good job for your first try at back basting. I was amused and amazed that your little brown bird uses the same fabric as one of my little brown birds. I bought that fabric a while ago so you must have a stash too.

    I took a detour to work on a Christmas present for my son. You can check it out at:

    http://pws.blogsite.org/workshop

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  14. Teresa, your block looks great! I'm glad to see someone else with their first block. My first block should be done soon. I have tried back basting and am continuing to practice. It's a neat method!

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