Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The "CONTENTMENT" Quilt - Block 3, when I started quilting...


As I come up with blocks for my "Contentment" quilt, I just have to include one that depicts my quilting passion.  I hope to include one with a sewing machine as well, at some point.


I had this great cheater piece from some Christmas fabric line that looks like tiny red/green applique blocks, so I decided to make a frame/outer border and call it a quilt!


Drawing myself, sitting on a stool, was a little tricky, and I chose to draw myself at my fighting weight back in 1983...



Since there were roses in the little cheater quilt, I decided that the block needed a red rose and some buds.

The block will finish 10 inches.  If I had it to do over, I don't think I would have gone with the yellow dress, but using the cheater red/green fabric sort of painted me into a corner.  I think the purple fabric choice for the numbers of the date were a little rebellious!

I hope you got a chance to sew over the Labor Day holiday.  Now that September has arrived, holiday panic is beginning to creep into the back of my mind...

In Stitches,
Teresa  :o)

24 comments:

  1. Well there you have it! Another winner! Your creativity and talent always leaves me speechless. I am loving these blocks. Watching this one with interest as I got married in 1990! Keep up, love following along... can't to see what else is in store!
    Rondi

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  2. Another fabulous block--wonderful! Julierose

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  3. I am really enjoying these blocks, your blog is so inspirational!

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  4. Whew! When I looked at the picture, I thought you had pieced the tine Baltimore Album quilt and I was concerned for your sanity!
    You are an amazing designer. Can't wait for my first chance to buy a book of yours!

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  5. what a neat block - when I first saw it I thought oh my god all those tiny pieces - cheater block explains it all LOL - you are not quite so crazy after all :)

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  6. Oh, Teresa - you just get better with each block.

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  7. Whew!!! I thought you had really gone over the edge when I first saw that little square!!! Surely, not even YOU would have attempted such a thing!! It's a great square and I love that yellow fabric. I am in absolute AWE, girlfriend. Absolute awe.

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  8. Wonderful! You are so talented. What a blessing and a gift! I have enjoyed your blog for years, and now with this Contentment quilt I am loving it more.
    You inspire me.

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  9. Great block! I had to laugh at your "fighting weight" comment. Love the yellow socks too!

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  10. Cool! You are so imaginative - this is a special one!

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  11. Fantastic block...you certainly are a master at appliqué! Love seeing your projects!

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  12. Great block! I too was thinking about all that tiny applique. Love the flower you added. Perfect.

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  13. I love your block. Fun to read your fabric selection choices. Very creative.
    This will another very special quilt,

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  14. Absolutely LOVE this block. Why? I think we all can relate to it. Perfect cheater cloth. The colors and scale on this block are perfect. I would welcome my 1983 weight!

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  15. This is such a great block. How clever you are to find or have on hand that cheater piece. I thought you had appliqued all those tiny pieces. Purple and yellow go well together, but I'd be wearing the purple as a dress!!

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  16. I love that cheater piece... It was just made for the block you created... I have so much fun coming to your blog and seeing the blocks and then the quilts you create... Your an artist in your craft of fabric and design. Thank you for sharing

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  19. Oh my! Adorable!!!! I am a novice quilter and hooked up with Madam Samm's coin purse blog hop before our move from Georgia to Kentucky. And still have yet to join in another, but can't wait til I do. I wanted to ask a question regarding when you wash all your fabric...Do you iron all of them too after they are washed? Thank you so much!!! And I love your organization of all your fabric!

    Blessings & Aloha!

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