Sunday, November 18, 2012

Virtual Retreat Today

I woke up Friday Morning to find 2 squishes on the table upstairs both from 2 seperate swaps

This was the 1812 swap the blocks were fabulous! This was done on the Quilt with Us Swap group hosted by Connecting Threads so 200am on Sat I was up picking fabric for the layout I decided to use. you can see the gold above and then the blue below

I pieced and put the blocks up on the board I wanted it bigger and had 15 blocks how was I going to lay it out....hmmmmm

This was my end decision. My neighbour was raking leaves in the morning so I commissioned him to hold up the quilt...as you can see we had a lovely day

I also have lots of the boarder fabrics left so I made my first ever pillows! this is the place where they will all live happily, after I quilt the top. There is a youtube tutorial to make them just google hotdog, or sausage pillowcase...many many tutorials acutally.

I was also got my leaves back all 64 in repro CW fabrics and they are aweseome too. All 64 of them.
 This was done through Kathleen Tracey`s Yahoo group Small Talk. This is a very active group and they are currently making a mini a month from Kathleen`s books
Not to worry though I have plans for these babies too I don`t think they will be sitting around long either


Thought I would post some close ups. Doesn`t it look like fall!! 
Well I gotta get outta here and get to work you all have sweet dreams...

12 comments:

  1. Wow -- you got those 1812 blocks assembled FAST! The top looks great with the strippy setting. Glad you like your maple leaves. I hope you didn't get any duplicates. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with them!
    Jeanne :)

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  2. Oh my but you have been productive! I would hate to admit how little my project has progressed since reading your last post.

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  3. Love those leaves, they are beautiful! And the vintage strippy looks very authentic.

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  4. beautiful!! nice to have a neighbor willing to hold up the quilt also :)

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  5. Hi Deb,
    I see my maple leaf block! Center square is gold with a white swirl line, top leaves are green and orange, black background. How fun!! I'm still waiting for mine to arrive. I love what you did with your other blocks. Great quilt and the pillow cases look perfect.

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  6. Gorgeous,Debra,gorgeous! You sure put the top together quickly! Love those maple leaf blocks!

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  7. Oooh, beautiful quilt top! Such a classic lay-out but so perfect for your blocks. Your leaf blocks are very sweet too. Can't wait to see what you do with them!

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  8. I stopped by to see your blocks. I have always liked the maple leaf blocks. There are more than one version of the block pattern. They can be so very scrappy in beautiful fall colors.

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  9. I love the way you put together the cot quilt. It looks so good with those pillow cases.
    Your leaf swap blocks are gorgeous! I look forward to seeing how you set them together.

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  10. oh love your quilt so nice of your neighbor to hold it , ah yes it does look like a wonderful day outside and then I see your leaf blocks and think wow your really talking fall colors there!
    they are so pretty
    can't wiat to see how you will make them into a quilt
    very fun!
    thanks for sharing
    kathie

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  11. That 1812 quilt looks fantastic. You did a great job with those pillow cases! I love all the maple leaves too! So colourful!

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  12. I love your maple leaf blocks- very fun- very pretty with all that variety- just like real leaves. Here in Alberta there is lots of that white stuff on the ground and has been for about 3 weeks.
    It has been a fun blogathon thru Sew Sisters. I am enjoying meeting so many Canadian bloggers- lots to be inspired by all across Canada.
    Regards from Edmonton,
    Anna

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