24 June, 2011

Prepped And Basted...

I have fallen behind in my appliqué block-of-the month workshops; so far behind, in fact, that I needed to work on three at a time this week to get myself caught up before the next workshop on the 6th of July. For the last two days I have cut and pressed and stitched down the pieces all in preparation for hand appliqué. Whew! I have set aside tomorrow for piecing the sashing strips (tiny blocks on point) and I have an idea in mind for one more little bit of extra pizzazz before setting these blocks... yep, accent piping! I have learned my lesson regarding scheduling on this project and my plan is to stay caught up from here on in; I'm halfway there. I may have fallen but, thankfully, I can get up!

Life is Good!
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15 comments:

Salem Stitcher said...

They are beautiful! It's hard to stay caught up when there's so much going on around you...but it's even harder to catch up when you're behind. Me...I may never catch up!

JCnNC said...

Beautiful blocks - yes, we all learn our lessons - it is what we do with that information that counts. As for me, I am an ongoing project. Judy C

quiltkeemosabe said...

They are gorgeous!

regan said...

I love these blocks....they are so sweet! And piping....one word....WOW!

Nane said...

This will be a very pretty quilt and yes your piping idea sounds great.

Connie said...

Looking good, Mrs. G, and they always say, better late than never.

Mary Lou Casada said...

Awesome blocks, Mrs. G! I love your fabric choices!! This pattern is on my bucket list (So many quilts, so little time!)! You will make it uniquely your own in this and many ways, I'm sure!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

LizA. said...

It's gonna look so purty when it's all done! I love the idea of piping.

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Your blocks are so pretty! It's so easy to fall behind...you keep us all inspired!
♥ Eileen

Janet O. said...

Beautiful blocks!! I love those colors. I am in the remedial applique class--or let's be honest--I'm a drop-out! You do beautiful work!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Those are gorgeous! Can't wait to see them all together!

AnnieO said...

Those are just absolutely beautiful! Hope your goals get met to stay on top--it's always such a nice feeling when one can keep up!

FabricandFlowers said...

I'm doing Hop to It also. I did 4 blocks in a week because I'm a procrastinator. I plan to do a few more next week when I get some vacation time. I'm avoiding the sashing....I think I just need to face it. Keep us posted on the piping. You are a brave woman!

paula, the quilter said...

What lovely color choices! The extra pizazz sound intriguing. I'm thinking of doing further scalloping on my Hugs & Kisses top.

lindsey said...

Your work is beautiful. I agree it is so hard to keep up with projects and all the other jobs that require our attention...I am sure you will get it all finished on time