Friday, January 29, 2016

No bunny loves you like me...



Last post I showed you six new little 6-inch applique block sets that I had all prepped and glue-basted, ready to stitch.


I have managed to stitch up two sets, or six blocks; my fat, little bunny family and a crazy lily.




I have not received my Season 6 Downton Abbey DVD (I hear it's in the mail), so I have not allowed myself enough TV time to stitch more.  When that puppy arrives, there will be binge-watching and stitching!


I am getting excited about putting this REPRO MADNESS project together.  I have almost forty 6-inch pieced blocks from my Michigan buddies, and the number of applique blocks is rising.  I want to set them alternately, with or without sashing.



Just look at those cute, little bunny butts!



I have been working from a small box of reproduction scraps, until I have full access to my stash.  Some of the pieces I save are quite small, but I would want to make things scrappy even if I wasn't working from tiny pieces.  I hate making fabric choices so it is always more fun to use six different fabrics for six petals (or six ears!) than just one or two.

I hope you are finding time for placing some stitches...my mood is so much better now that I am able to do some designing and stitching again!  I have been working on organizing my upheaved and moved-across-state-lines stash.  I still have not found local quilt shops so I really appreciate having a stash!  I think going to a quilt shop will involve a lot of miles put on the car...sigh...

To all my Michigan friends...you are so lucky to live among such fabulous and plentiful shops!  And it is not just the availability of great fabric...it is the creativity that crossing those thresholds spawns, not to mention having great destinations to visit with quilting friends.

Spend your coffee and latte money at those shops to keep them in business!!  (Jennifer, don't you want to open a satellite shop down here???  Click on her name, then scroll down and check out the post where I feature pictures from her delightful shop in Pinckney, Michigan.  Then check out this post from The Doormouse in Bettsville, northern Ohio.)

In stitches (and missing my quilting shops and friends...),
Teresa   :o)

19 comments:

  1. I have found that certain areas of the south do not have as many quilt shops as the north - I do not know why - when I go visit my daughter in Wisconsin I find a lot of them, but here in Arkansas I have to go 85 miles in any direction - I really do a lot of on line shopping. Cute patterns - glad you are feeling better.

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  2. What sweet little bunnies. The star on that cotton tail is just perfect. Sounds like you are all set for stitching when the new Downton Season arrives. Enjoy every minute!

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  3. Love your bunnies! Hope you find a good place to shop. Where is Tuscumbia -- north or south AL? We need to talk -- shopping and quilt history. I might have some suggestions. Oh, The Doormouse!!!! Worth a trip to northern Ohio, even from Tennessee.

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  4. Love those bunny butts... and the cute little nose on the baby :)

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  5. The bunny butts are so cute, but all those little pieces in your flowers - oh my. Glad you are getting some stitch time.

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  6. Just love your bunny blocks! Hope this pattern will be for sale.

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  7. Love those bunny butts! Delightful blocks. Glad you are feeling brighter.

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  8. I love those bunnies! Maybe a quilt shop is in your future - would that be something you'd like to do? If so, remember to delegate so you have time to sew.

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  9. The bunnies are adorable!

    I just got my Downton DVDs two days ago...watched the first three episodes in one night. More to come this weekend! :)

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  10. The bunnies are adorable!

    I just got my Downton DVDs two days ago...watched the first three episodes in one night. More to come this weekend! :)

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  11. I love your sweet blocks! Glad to hear you are getting a bit more settled in.

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  12. On another subject: How is your hand and Weasley doing?

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  13. LOve the bunnies and the lily. You sound so much happier. Glad you are getting some stitches in. Can't wait to see what happens next. Have a great day.

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  14. Although the bunnies are cute, I really loved those Iris blocks. And seeing as I live in England, I have already watched all the Downton episodes on tv - you are in for a treat :)

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  15. I went to the Doormouse site and had a nice interlude of fabric. I would love to go to that kind of quilt shop!

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  16. Nice Work.

    Hugs from Costa Rica.

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  17. Those bunny butts are wonderful :0) So when do we get to see some of these pieced repro blocks?? Your crazy Lily is beautiul as well. What would we do without our stashes??

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