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Rainbow Garden Block

Last Saturday we worked on our fourth block in the Rainbow Garden Series. It was a lovely peach flower, but the best part of the class was the show and tell…..

Class participants brought their previous blocks, now decked out with terrific hand stitches, bright threads, and brilliant beads.

They all look so different!

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Here are a few more…

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It’s always fun to see everyone’s homework. There are so many possibilities with stitches, threads and embellishments, it is so interesting to see the variations.

This month our block is a large blossom with two little buds.             After tracing the pattern onto freezer paper – we laid it out on the following wool pieces:

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This will be a fun one to add stitches to. Some french knots and beads in the center, tufted stitches on the petals and some bright additions to the buds.

For those of you that are doing this project at home, I would like to invite you to send pictures of your work. We would love to see what you are doing, I will post them on this blog.

I know it can be hard to stay caught up during summer. Kids are home from school,  gardens need attention and the lakes are beckoning,  but this is a year long block of the month… you will have time to catch up if you are behind.

Happy stitching!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finished!!

I finally finished the quilt that was on Pinky. This “Log Cabin Garden” is a great pattern from the Woolen Willow. We did this as a block of the month. It is made of wonderful flannel (“woolies” by Maywood Studio) and wool applique.

Each log cabin block is a 12″ block, so the wool applique section is 24″ x 24″. That black cat is 19″ tall!!!

I took the picture with the quilt laying outside in the backyard. I hope the light is good enough for you to see the lines and the echoing. I still have to remove some of the chalk, I like the iron-erase chalk, so removing it will just take a second.

My next quilt loaded on the machine is one of the quilts for the retreat house. It is a half log cabin pattern that features a center block, it is my pattern, I call it “Crackers”.

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It is a pretty easy to make using jelly rolls, or in this case, bali pops. The center blocks are wonderful fabric images from Tom Murphy photography.

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This little guy is my favorite!!! I will post a picture when it is quilted, I am heading to quilt market in Pittsburgh, so it will be a week.

Happy Quilting!!!