Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Handwork Rotation

The idea for rotating handwork seems to be working for me. I had to take a little time out to do some commission work, but I got that done pretty fast. Sorry, no photos of that, but it wasn't all that exciting.

I'm back to hand quilting my Jane Stickle quilt.


I was working on this the other night and thought to myself, "Wow, that's a cool triangle, I wonder how I made that." I hope you can click on to enlarge it a little and see the center pinwheel thingy is reverse appliqued. The last time I showed you some of the blocks that weren't made too well, so this time I thought I'd try and impress you! hahahaha. That circle is really round too. Hmmm, I wonder if I really made this block!

I don't ever remember making hexagons, but I guess I have made at least 7 of them!
This yellow and red has always been one of my favorite reproduction fabrics. I love the pink cabbage next to it too.
Here's one more block of Beyond the Cherry Trees. Kathie, I think you shared that basket fabric with me some time ago. I love it, so thank you again!

39 comments:

  1. Your work is awesome. I love that you are working on the Jane Stickle quilt.

    I love that applique block!

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  2. It must be fun re-living an older quilt. Hope it brings back good memories as you quilt it.

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  3. Your basket fabric is wonderful! It's such a free and happy block :0) Those are interesting triangle blocks - I'm glad your rotation is working for you.

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  4. I have pink cabbages in my DJ, too! :-D I love seeing yours and knowing I've got some of the same fabrics, but in different places. It makes DJ so special and cool that we can all do the quilt and even use the same fabrics, but still they are uniquely ours!! Your work, as always, is fabulous!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  5. oh that was fun to see these blocks up close and oh to have those fabrics in our collection now!
    I may have some of that red and yellow fabric
    oh that turkey red is a good one isn't it!
    I knew you would find some good uses for it! GREAT block! glad the rotation is working for you.
    I need to try that for some of my ufo's that need attention again!
    Kathie

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  6. Your project rotation works for us too, always something different in your posts. Not all my work stands up to close scrutiny, I think you should be very proud of yours.

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  7. I know you're enjoying handquilting your DJ quilt - it's lovely.

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  8. I love your Dear Jane quilt. I am still working on mine. One day... Hugs

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  9. Your Dear Jane is fantastic. I can't wait to see it all done.

    Your applique looks amazing as always.

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  10. Lori....your work is always wonderful....nothing humble about it! Funny how you can totally forget working on something until it's right there in your face. I'm the same way....and it's so funny to wonder about it, like it could have been someone else doing it! I think that's part of the charm of having UFO's.....especially old ones....lots of memories come flooding back!

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  11. Anyone who completes and then handquilts their DJ deserves a crown in quilt heaven!!!! Don't worry too much about the odd quirk in it, all quilts have their own personality!!! I like your new applique block, and the idea of rotating your sewing projects.

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  12. I love all your handwork! Funny, that yellow repro stripe is one of my all time favorites, too. It's a very, very old Judie Rothermel. The red paisley makes a wonderful basket.

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  13. That is going to be stunning when you've finished quilting it! Love your latest cherry Block!

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  14. Ooh ... that's a whole LOAD of hand work going on. Hand stitching can be very relaxing as we all know. Stitch on ... :)

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  15. Your Dear Jane is awesome.

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  16. I need visual reminders to get me back to my DJ quilt one of these days. Every time I see someone working on hers, I get a guilty ping and the urge to return. Thanks for such a lovely reminder!

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  17. I'm always impressed by these Dear Jane's. Yours looks fabulous! I can't even get motivated to do the Barbara Brackman CW blocks.

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  18. You are going to have the Cherry quilt done in no time the rate you are going.

    I am impressed by your Dear Jane blocks! You are going to feel really good when the whole process is over.

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  19. It must be exciting to be at the point of quilting your Dear Jane, I still have a ways to go. Beautiful block for Beyond the Cherry Trees.

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  20. i started the Dear Jane quilt , only made 37 blocks , i will pass them onto my mum I think. Love the applique block. I too am working on a commission quilt, just doesnt excite me. Oh well, keep up the inspiring work.

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  21. Gosh, what a lovely post, the blocks are amazing, I'm very impressed. Mmmn, maybe I should think about rotation. Love the cherry trees block a lot, especially the cheddar.

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  22. Your DJ is really a treasure. Beautiful work!

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  23. Just beautiful! What fun to look back at the blocks (and for you to share them with us *s*) You've got a real treasure on your hands!

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  24. Hi Lori, Very nice! i so admire your very round circle! I started applique at Sister's two years ago and then when Tonye Phillips visited this fall in Chico I really got in the groove of it. It is such a relaxing part of quilting! we are about to have 5 days of wind and rain so maybe I'll throw some in my work bag and do that instead of walking at lunch! Thanks for the inspiration. :) Pam

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  25. This is a beauty! and a treasure forever! Glad to see you are hand-quilting this beauty.

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  26. I still love that red fabric. And the green stripe - I've used a lot of that in my Cherry Trees blocks.

    Your DJ triangles are beautiful - another great job!

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  27. I am duly impressed!! I want to see it in person some day.

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  28. I still think your DJ quilt is amazing and I love your applique block! You do such beautiful work.

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  29. Your DJ is beautiful! I wonder if I'll forget how I made any {wishing I had taken notes!LOL}.
    Best Wishes,
    Heather

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  30. I love the idea of your rotation -
    The cherry block is really great and Dear Jane is too!
    At our big show this weekend a DJ won for best hand workmanship - hooray! sometimes they are passed over, so I was happy to see that.

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  31. It looks great! I can't wait to see it when it's finished!

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  32. I am in total awe....i own the book, that's all i will ever be able to say....your admirer, cheri

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  33. Your DJ is gorgeous and such a nice accomplishment! It's funny you don't remember working on some of the sections..you must have been "in the zone"?

    I LOVE your newest BTCT block~

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  34. is there somewhere on your blog that shows the finished Stickle quilt top? Mine was double sided and I quilted it with gold metalic thread. I musta been mad... :P
    Sharyn

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  35. never mind...I found it. search function works :)

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  36. I love your JS triangles. And the applique block is so gorgeous!

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  37. Love the Beyond the Cherry Trees blocks! :) Keep up the good work!

    Blessings

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  38. The Civil War quilterMarch 7, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    I'm suffering from Dear Jane envy! I love yours. I've neglected mine for months now, but you've inspired me to get mine out of hiding again. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. So pleased that you are hand quilting your Dear Jane - great fun to see the closeups! Love, love your latest Cherry Tree block - wonderful fabric choices!

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