Saturday, January 14, 2012

A post again...truly amazing, isn't it?



Well, I had a few moments in order to make the rest of the blocks...I mean prep them, I have not stitched on these blocks at all. It is funny...I followed the patterns quite closely at first, then as a suggestion, and then at the end? I was cutting pieces not related to anything in the pattern! It was fun! So, I have some fun stitching, relaxing time ahead of me to enjoy. I cut the sashing and corner stones, and think I will cut the binding and label today. That way, I will have a head start on the finish. The last flower on the bottom right...that is my idea. A happy hippy flower! Not that I am one, but I was born in the 60's and was an interested observer the whole time I was growing up.


I started a BOM at my local quilt shop. This is the first installment...I know there will be lots more variety when the final quilt is done. The sample at the shop is just spectacular! The instructions said there was enough fabric for four of each block...well, I had enough to make eight of each block and fabric left over to play with too. Fun!


OK, I am changing laundry now, and cutting up some veggies and leftover steak for stew! Off I go!!


I hope each of you has a really good day today...


Julie

19 comments:

Rita said...

I just started these Jo Morton blocks, they are so cute. Are you using the back basting method? I haven't tried that type of applique yet and thought I might try it with these blocks. I always enjoy your posts.

Karen said...

My favorite applique block is the one with the bird on the branch.

Caron Mosey - Michigan Quilts! said...

I love your applique blocks! Very, very pretty!

Debbie J said...

Both of these quilts will be spectacular!

Janet O. said...

Your applique is very pretty. It will make a great quilt--and more your own because of your adaptations!
I love the colors and fabric in your BOM--that was very generous fabric--that, or you made your blocks too small. : ) But that would never happen to you. That is more something that I would do.

Pokey said...

Your flower blocks are so appealing, Julie. It will be a cool heirloom to enjoy. I like the simplicity of your flower design, but they all are very nice!
:-}pokey

Nicky said...

What a lovely finish to my day to happen across your lovely blocks!

I managed to finish off a baby quilt - just as well the recipient is already 3 months!

Lorri said...

I love those blocks! Your BOM is great too.

Michelle May said...

Love your applique blocks and your hippie flower! :)

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

Your block are beautiful and I too love Jo Morton. I will be waiting for how your BOM comes along

Leeanne said...

Nice BOM. What type of applique are you going to do on the flowers?

Sue-Anne said...

Your applique blocks are lovely Julie. Looking forward to seeing it all together.

Lori said...

The new BOM is going to be lovely!!

The applique blocks are so pretty! Love the hippie flower;)

Cheryl said...

Wow, you get a lot done with a day off! You are inspiring me to get my Prairie Flowers pattern out and get started. Both projects are wonderful...have fun.

Jan said...

That is really fun & nobody will have a quilt like yours!
Love that bom! Does your local shop have a website?!

Angie said...

Love them both, Julie! I'm glad to see that you are doing well. :) Hugs.

Debi said...

Love the applique blocks so very pretty. I also like the colors in the Jo Morton blocks...you did awesome.

Floss said...

Great appique blocks, I like the hippie one.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful applique blocks...WOW!!!