Sunday, July 31, 2011

2 more blocks completed


These 2 blocks make a total of 10 completed blocks...
I'm on target with the goals I've set for myself and still managed to progress other quilting projects.
At this stage not sure what block to do next...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

In the midst of it all

It's been a week and a day since someone decided his views were worth the lives of 76 people here in Norway. It takes a while before you feel you can focus on everyday life again. It all feels so unimportant. But, we Norwegians are pragmatic, if nothing else, and life has to go on. With a slightly more grey lining for a while yet, but still. So, here's my plunge into life:) Block #3. I am NOT a fan of pink. At all. But I decided to use it on this one. It brings more depth to the whole quilt, I think.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Robin's nest

Here is my next finished block. The nest was fun and I loved finding just the right stripe for the acorns. I am really enjoying this quilt, each block more fun than the last.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

block 12

I finished block #12. I have to confess it's not my favorite. Perhaps the orange I used for the flowers should have been brighter. I guess I could always change them... I have block 15 prepped and ready to sew. I have so enjoyed the new people who have joined the blog and are posting pictures of their blocks. I love to see how everyone can make these blocks their own. :0)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Getting there

Hello Brides, It's been a while, but as you can see, I've not been idle. All of the sudden I've been inspired to work on this quilt, so Dear Jane, Tweets, Roseville, and Henrietta Whiskers, have all taken a backseat while I work on this great project. These are the blocks that I have finished. I've got 5 more prepped and ready to finish when we go on vacation this Sunday. We'll be gone for 3 weeks and I really hope to have those finished by the time we get home. Pray for bad weather and I'll be in my tent trailer stitching away! LOL, nice weather and I'll be stitching outside next to the pool! Take care friends and see you in 3 weeks! Lorene

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Block # 10

I really enjoyed this block. I love the fabrics for the strawberries especially the ones that fade from light to dark and the one with the little seeds. I am trying not to buy anything for this quilt and to just shop from my large stash so it is thrilling to find just the perfect fabric.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Another Bride

Here is my bride, finished at last. I changed her hair as I liked one that I had seen on the blog. I also changed her shoes a bit - I just didn't think she wanted to wear boots to her wedding! It was really fun picking out the fabrics for this one and fussy cutting the cherries and her little belt. Looking forward to my next block!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Block #2

My birds don't have feet yet. Or beaks. I dread them. I tried, but .... how do you keep the fabric from fraying too much while struggling it into the little shapes? I might not be doing myself a favour, skipping the little stuff till the last end, but it makes my sanity last for a little longer:)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A 'Bride' from the north

Hei! I am new to this blog, all the way from Norway. I came over this blog a while ago, and started seeing the original quilt several places suddenly. It grew on me, and after finishing DJ flimsy, I realised I wanted to do more applique. I gave up trying to find enough fabric and got the starting package from Threadbare. Soo many lovely fabrics! Here is my first block. The background is more golden than I can get the photo to show. It's called Willow from Timeless Treasure. I have more to share later. Thanks for letting me be a part of this.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Blocks one, two, three

I am new to this group but have been watching it for quite sometime. I finally decided to add my blocks so everyone can see. I enjoy hand applique so decided to do this project. When I saw it on threadbear web site I sent off for it and started collecting fabric. Here are my first three blocks.
The color of the background is really a yellow gold color. It's looks a little dark in this picture

The seam lines show through on these white flowers. I tried to make the seams fairly even.
I changed the brides hair. I like this better. Before I put all the blocks together I'll put blush on her cheeks. I think shes kind of cute.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Peacock block

This was a really fun block, despite those tricky feet. I fussy cut the feathers on the head and found that much easier than trying to figure out what the pattern was suggesting. And this time I remembered to add the eyes. With each block I feel that I am departing more from the reproduction prints but I am sure having fun.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Another one

So here is another block that I have completed. Posting these blocks has got me interested in resuming work on this quilt. Like many quilters I tend to have several projects going on at once cause I never know what I will be in the mood to work on in any given day. Blogging certainly causes lots of distractions and inspirations but having lots of "Works in Progress" means I rarely get bored with a project, instead I just set it aside until I hear the siren call again. I really enjoy seeing everyone's progress on this quilt and it is so fun to share mine.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Two more blocks

Here are a few more blocks. I am not a big fan of the color purple but somehow feel that this quilt needs a bit. I wish I had turned this bird around like some others did but instead just flipped the whole block.I really love realistic shaded applique and in doing the grapes and the peaches (I now live in Georgia so changed the apples into what are supposed to look like peaches) I just couldn't resist. So here is the top row in the order I plan on using. I think I borrowed some setting changes from Susie's quilt as well as others. I hope there are others still out there working on this quilt and willing to post. I don't want to take over the blog!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Block 2, Block 14

Thanks for the nice comments about my first block. Since I already have several finished I will post 2 this time. As you can see I am following the colors of the original pretty much and while I do have several reproductions in the mix as well as other fabrics that I just thought looked good. I have the most fun picking out the fabrics for this quilt and each block is more fun than the last.Looking at the peahen I see that I still need to add the eye (oops) but I love the wing/tail fabric and the little head thingy. Those little feet are quite a challenge but I kinda find them fun.

Friday, July 8, 2011

A new begining

I have been lurking on this block for about six months and steadily working on my blocks, however I am just learning to post so here is my first block. I enjoy looking at everyone else's blocks as I plan my own and as you can see I was inspired by earlier posts to change the upper corner leaves into birds. Ok they don't look too much like birds but I like them anyway.