Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Introducing Myself

Hello ladies. My name is Kali and I live in Tasmania. I was fortunate to be given the patterns for this amazing quilt as a Christmas gift from my daughter, as I had mentioned to her how beautiful I thought it was. I have made the first two blocks and will be starting on the third one this week. Although I do a lot of needleturn, for this quilt I decided to do machine applique for a number of reasons. I wrestled with myself for quite a while over this decision, but now that I've made a couple of blocks I find that I'm very satisfied with the result. I've been following this blog for a few months and love seeing the posts that you've been making showing your progress with this quilt....your colour selections have certainly opened my eyes and will hopefully help me to be more adventurous with colour as I go along. These are my first two blocks.


  1. Lovely looking blocks, I haven't seen any other blocks done with machine applique I look forward to seeing more, can you please post a close up photo.
    I love coming to look at this blog and I have now got the pattern too, I hope to start on mine after July.

  2. very nice job and welcome aboard, Kali! I'm so happy to see you doing this project using machine applique...I look forward to seeing your blocks.

    Teresa :o)

  3. I think your blocks look lovely. I am not making this quilt but I love looking at the results of others...such wonderful blocks!

  4. welcome to the cwbq blog,wonderful machine applique,i never tried this,but it looks very good,happy stitching,susi

  5. Hello
    I am from Tasmania as well..I love your blocks they are really beautiful..
    I have recently purchased "Pheobie" from Threadbare as well. It will be fun collecting fabric for that project.

    Have fun

  6. I love your blocks. I have been reading this blog with envy for several months and have just received the pattern. I am thinking about machine applique as well. I use Sharon Schamber's method most often. I purchased a linen/cotton blend for the background so will need to do a sample first. I love your color choices and look forward to your next post.

  7. Kali welcome.
    Whereever we come from or wherever we're going the journey shared with friends is so much more.
    Happy Stitching Terry

  8. Hi Kali, Welcome! Tasmania! I love this, when I get on my computer the first thing I look at is this blog and everybodies personal blogs to see what is going on in our lives around the world. Your blocks are beautiful. I also struggled with deciding to do machine or hand applique, I have much more experience with machine applique. In the end I went with hand so I could work on this quilt in the evenings while in the living room with my husband instead of holed up in the sewing room. Your blanket stitch is great, I love the thread it blends in so well. Can't wait to see your future blocks.

    This is so fun! Happy Stitching all...


  9. Hello Kali,

    Love the blocks, your machine applique looks great. How much fun that you could jump in here with the rest of us. Sharing our progresses together makes it even more of an adventure. So welcome to you.

    Blissfully Stitching,

  10. I, too, love following the progress of everyone. Your blocks are beautiful. Are you fusing the material and then blanket stitching around the pieces?

  11. Like I said yesterday, welcome Kali. So glad you joined us and jumped right in, awesome machine applique, well done. Looking forward to block three now.....

  12. Welcome Kali! You are off to a very good start. Both blocks are lovely!


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