Thursday, July 21, 2011

Staying in Where It's Cool


There is red fabric all over the basement - and I now have two more blocks ready to applique.  This pattern was about five inches square and I enlarged it to fit my sixteen inch blocks.  It struck me that I have done a very similar block before.............
in my quilt From There to There to There to Here in the late 90's.  The pattern was one I found in a magazine and it was larger but pretty much the same idea.   This quilt was machine appliqued and hand quilted.
The second block fused today.  And the second time I have done this one.  This is from an old Quilters Newsletter Magazine - they used to have so many great applique patterns back in the days.  I have a lot of them that I tore from the mags and have kept in files.
The last block in the middle row is my other tulip bouquet.  The first and third blocks in the first tow have both been used in other quilts.  The one with the bird is in a little white wool quilt I made sometime ago.  

I will have to make myself go outside later this evening and water my poor plants.  I can remember now how hard it was when it was so hot and humid to keep lots and lots of flower beds watered!  Would not be able to handle that anymore.   Stay in where it's air conditioned and relax and sew if you can!  This will eventually go away - soon, I hope!  (Click to enlarge)


6 comments:

Leslie said...

O.K. you have inspired me to get out my red and pink wool quilt that I started a few years back. It has all of the blocks ready to be appliqued but only 2 are finished. You actually picked out the printed background cream and red print fabric for this quilt in our travels fabric hopping once upon a time. Yours is going to be lovely and I hope that mine in the wool will be as nice. Lots of work yet to do however. lol

carol fun said...

Oh I love your blocks! These are so pretty on that printed background! I'm hunkered down in my basement sewing area - much cooler. I hope I get something crafty done today - take care.

Jewels said...

I'm trying hard not to "over water" but hear what you are saying Carol. I love the applique you are working on - nothing wrong with birds and flowers! J

Sherry said...

Love the reds! Went to the Just Quilts blog today. WOW! Mom, you need to link to it from this one. Very impressive when you see them all together.

Lovelinest said...

I stumbled across your blog, while blog hopping today. I LOVE your work...absolutely gorgeous! Just thought I would let you know. :)

Rebecca
www.lovelinest.org

Karen said...

Wow! LOVE the bird blocks!!