Friday, January 21, 2011

Blueberries are in season!!

Well I may have got a few peoples attention, blueberries are in season at my house anyways. I just finished getting the basket blocks ready for applique using the no melt templar method. Since I was already making the berries for the basket blocks I made them for the tulip blocks. I didn`t realize that I had been missing leaves as well on these tulip blocks and had to make more!! a quilters work is never done so now to applique these
This pattern I had started 2 years ago and it is from the Your Invited Book by Adams and Allen Black Bird designs, this quilt was designed by Lorraine Hofmann it is called Country Sunshine, every quilt in this book is worth making so get the book.

I also have the Aunt Millies blocks all pieced together with the lattice work sashing I am also going to piece the boarder like long brick work in different off whites and beiges to keep with the really scrappy look then I have to start the applique on the boarder..I am not using the same applique boarder there will be some changes to that as well since the boarder will be a bit wider.

I am also in a doll quilt swap and my swappy already knows what she is going to do it is Micki
Irish Muses, she has been a faithful follower of mine and I am so fortunate to get her. She lives in my most favorite part of the world, click on her name and read her wonderful and creative blog.
Thanks to Christine of Once Upon a Quilt who has hosted this swap and also holding auctions of her wonderful quilts to help the Australian flooding organization. You can visit her blog to read more about it.
I have a great idea for a doll quilt for Micki but can`t post anything about it cause then she will know what it is right away. I hope she doesn`t guess when we post bits and pieces as we go along.
well back to quilting work..thank goodness it is the weekend!!


  1. I so enjoyed reading your post and viewing your beautiful applique! Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. You've been busy! I love the Garden Maze setting you've used on your Aunt Millie's Garden. It's gorgeous!
    Your Country Sunshine is beautiful too. I really like the blue berries!

  3. Aunt Millie's Garden looks great with the lattice setting, the diagonal setting compliments the diagonal background piecing so well. Love the other quilt too, by heck there are a lot of leaves on those tulip blocks aren't there?

  4. Oh, my, your work is just stunning. Congrats on finishing AMG.

  5. Your blocks are beautiful as is your Aunt Millie's Block quilt.

  6. All of your blocks are so beautiful. I just love the setting you used for your Aunt Millie.

  7. I love your applique blocks and than you for your kind post about the swap as well as the auctions, they are doing great and I am very pleased.
    I am also quilting quilts for donations and it is so wonderful to get support from all over the world.
    There are so many trouble spot everywhere and it is sometimes difficult to help everywhere.

    Happy stitching and I am sure you and Micky will have a wonderful swap


  8. Your blocks are all wonderful! I love the scrappy look of your Aunt Millies piece! It is coming along quite nicely! 8-)

  9. Aren't I the lucky bunny to have you as a partner? I love your applique work, and I ordered that book. It should be very inspiring.
    You and I share a love of applique. I am now ordering supplies for the Rose of Sharon is going to be so much fun!

  10. Your photos just don't do justice to those beautiful blocks. I was so fortunate to see these up close and I just love them. You sure are getting a lot done!!!!

  11. I enjoyed reading your post! Your applique look so beautiful!

    Nice post!

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  12. All the applique blocks look great! I have never seen Aunt Millies blocks in that colour-way - it looks fantastic!! I am going to have to give the book another look. Thanks!♥

  13. Haven't been by in awhile....looks great!

  14. Both these quilts are beautiful - golly they are lovely.


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