Friday, March 4, 2016

Trying to even the score on my design wall...



I have been stitching up more 6-inch applique blocks to go with the beautiful 6-inch pieced blocks I received from Ola and Mary.  This REPRO MADNESS swap project has been going on since right before I moved to Alabama.

For the quilt setting I am planning for my blocks, I need approximately the same number of applique blocks as pieced blocks, so I have been concentrating on designing and stitching some single blocks.

I cannot tell you WHAT in my brain prompted that silly bear, but this kitty is supposed to be my beloved Weasley.


I wanted to make loyalty blocks about each of our past beloved pets...this one will be in the mail for Mary and represents her dearly departed wiener dog, "Ketchup."


This one will be in the mail for Ola and represents her dearly departed chocolate lab, "Dutch."


This silly cat is supposed to be my "Weasley," happy in his new home back in Michigan.  I sure do miss him!


I am constantly praying for peace, both foreign and domestic, which prompted my peace bird...after last night's political debate maybe I should do a block showing "The 3 Stooges"...


My quilt just has to have a tea kettle...


I guess sailboats are a little cliche...I don't have one, but I have BEEN sailing, LOL...


Another flower...




And I just had to do a wiener dog for ME, just because those critters are so darn cute...


...and one for Ola...


I wanted an antique bike since this quilt is made with reproduction fabrics.  I am not sure how well this block will go, thematically, with the silly dancing bear...I chickened out on the spokes of the wheels...


Now I need to pin the new blocks on the design wall and see where I stand with my numbers...I will be adding nine blocks.  With 6-inch blocks, this project grows slowly.

In stitches,
Teresa  ;o)

29 comments:

  1. Your creativity knows no limits. These blocks are so fun and beautifully executed. I LOVE the tea kettle block. This will be such a special quilt when you're done :0)

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  2. Gorgeous and fun designs as usual!

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  3. Use pearl cotton and take big quilting stitches for the spokes. It would make it more like what you envisioned. Chris

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  4. Phew! I am exhausted just thinking about all that beautiful applique work! I love your designs and your fabulous choice of colors. I too have a soft spot for Weiner dogs and miss my Oscar every day! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. These are the cutest blocks I have ever seen!

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  6. I love these blocks! Will you share the patterns? I have to tell you that your blog is an inspiration for me! I have long suffered with applique-itis but now with your tutorials I am feeling that I can perfect the technique. I started the Civil War Bride quilt and I am going to try using your methods to make it less frustrating!

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  7. I like all your blocks. Why not embroider the spokes on the wheels of the bike? It appears you are having a good time making these blocks. Kudos to you.

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  8. Love them all! What a fun way to remember friends, furry and otherwise.

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  9. I love your blocks - what a lot of fun, and such a special quilt!!

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  10. Cute blocks. I realize now I should have brought you a more active print. Next time!

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  11. You just blow me away with your creativity and talent!

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  12. Thank you for the laughs! I love the shapes of the curves you put in your designs.

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  13. You have been busy, what a beautiful blocks. I love that silly bear ;-)
    I would embroider the spooks in the wheels, think that would be great.

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  14. I'm in awe of your design and applique skills!!!! Love your blocks!!!

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  15. It is so good to see you are having fun. Your spirit is coming awake six inch blocks at a time. And, you depicted Weasley's milk mustache perfectly!

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  16. These blocks are so darn cute I was laughing at them!!! :)

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  17. You are going to have some fantastic looking quilts. I love all of the blocks. You are stitching up a storm.

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  18. These blocks are SO cute! I agree on embroidering the wheel spokes, too.

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  19. Your blocks are adorable. I can't wait to see them all together.

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  20. What?!?!? I can't believe how you do these things, girlfriend. They are all just wonderful.

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  21. Just wonderfully creative blocks! Five stars!!!!!

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  22. Your block creations are oh so creative. Such cute animals.
    I enjoyed reading about your musical instruments quilt on Sue Garman's blog. Such a good write up.

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  23. These are the cutest blocks. Love your style.
    They definitely have sales appeal. Just sayin'

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  24. I love that Bear!! He is too adorable & has moved to the front of the line!!! What a nifty set of new blocks. The rose is outstanding. Read about your quilt on Susan Garman's blog!! Congrats!! Hope lots of people see it in the display. I took a class from her last year at Baltimore on the Prairie, and was so impressed!! Thank Goodness I got in the pre-class, as she is not teaching much now. Was just fun to watch another person do applique & see how they manage their working space!! If you want any info on Botp, they have a blog. It is hand applique. Many new instructors. Jeana Kimball/ Cynthia Collier/ and three others that escape me at the moment. If you want to attend, let me know. It is about 2hours from my house & could show you around!!

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  25. Not that you need classes. You could teach. But it is in Nebraska City, which is gorgeous in the fall. It is so relaxing, with lots of fun stitchers!!

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  26. All of your blocks are just wonderful. I love the concept of a Loyalty Quilt, a sweet idea.

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