July 9, 2010

So Far, So Good...

I was busy working on the quilt project again yesterday.
I had already assembled strips of fabric, so the next step
was to cut the strips and then sew them into squares.
After I made the squares, I assembled them into blocks.

I assembled three. whole. blocks. today.
woo hoo!
Then, I took them to the bedroom, lay them on the bed
and determined how many blocks I will need for the quilt top.
5 blocks in a vertical strip.
5 strips across.
25 blocks in all.
I assembled three. whole. blocks.
Twenty Two blocks to go.

Recognizing that you might not want to see all the details of this process, I've only posted one photograph of the project today. But...if you'd like to see how I got to three. whole. finished. blocks. just click on the photograph above and it will take you to my Flickr album (tutorial) showing all the steps (except ironing...because, well, who wants to watch me iron?!!)
Twenty Two Blocks To Go.

Oh, and I finished another strawberry.
I love making these!
I'm calling this one the Lavender Strawberry Rose.
I filled it with organic wool and lavender buds.
It's quite large, too. Fits in the palm of my hand...barely.
Like it?

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MosaicMagpie said...

OH! Donna, This is georgeous. I love all the detail and lavendar too!

Lynn Stevens said...

oh my gosh, that looks like a lot of work! but beautiful!

Createology said...

Your quilt will be spectacular. Love your lavender rose strawberry. The detail of your stitching is beautiful. Happy creating...

Deb said...

Great progress on your quilt! Just love your strawberry too - so pretty!

Claudia said...

Though I haven't quilted much lately, I know how it feels to put together blocks! Congratulations, Donna! Do you put them up on a design wall and gaze upon your finished blocks? That's what I do. It gives me incentive to carry on.


The French Bear said...

Dee, love the quilt so far!!!! It is going to look stunning on your bed!!! I love the strawberry, gosh the ribbon embroidery is beautiful!! I need you to embellish my strawberries...they look plain next to yours!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I love seeing how the quilt is coming together. Those strawberries are so beautiful - you just create the loveliest things, Donna! :) Have a great weekend! Theresa

Rettabug said...

Your handwork is just exquisite, Donna! I ♥ seeing your work!

The quilt fabrics are beautiful & it is going to be lovely when completed.

You really MUST try the tube quilting method on your next one, only because of how fast it goes & yet, its accurate, too.

I can't wait to see this one finished. :D

Vintage Sandy said...

Donna....another exquisite piece it's beautiful I ♥ it

mya said...

Just came from Mosaic Magpie, was scrolling down and came to a sudden stop here to see the strawberries. Those are real eye catchers.
I want to see other art works of yours. I am going to follow.

Mya - a bloggerette

Prim2Pink said...

Your Strawberry Rose is beautiful!
I haven't done ribbon embroidery for awhile. After looking at your lovely work, I must get back to doing it some more, especially since I've gotten into doing more crazy quilting lately.
I love reading your blogs and seeing all the pretties that you make.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Your needle work is spectacular. I love the strawberry!!!


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