Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Intermission!!

 I got the red and white blocks from Just Takes 2  completed on New years Day.
 I got a few more bow ties added to the pile the week before Christmas. Can you tell I was working with my green scraps?
But now I need an INTERMISSION......
 To get the binding on my Jane Stickle quilt!! I unfolded the edges, ironed it down,  then basted near my pencil marks. I wasn't sure how to handle to corners as I did have it kind of looped out somewhat like the original. It really wasn't working for me and I'm happy and not as stressed now that I rounded them off. It looks good to me!!
My bias binding is going on OK. I am pivoting in the valleys. I will need to figure out how to sew them down on the other side. One step at a time. I'm going slowly as Dorothy recommended (I have no reason to doubt her common sense approach as I feel she is an absolute expert) and have about 1/2 of it sewn on. Hubby will have to understand if dinner is late getting on the table tonight!! LOL

I am so excited that many are joining in on the quiltalong!! I'll post the block directions Thursday morning. I love Pink Lemonade for the name. Thanks Lucy for thinking of Lemonade and Annie O for Pink Lemonade!!

37 comments:

  1. Goodness, you whipped up your Just Takes 2 blocks quickly. I still haven't cut mine out :D
    But I am working on this tomorrow.

    Your bow ties look great and keep up the good work on your Dear Jane! Woot!

    P.S. Am heading out of town on Thursday, I'll check back on your instructions when we return Saturday ;)

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  2. Okay, so when I see my quilts I crave, straberries, crackers and cheese and lemonade. We need some chocolate next! LOL!

    Lucy~

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  3. Wow, you sure did a lot this month, I am still just thinking, lol. Beautiful blocks, love the red and white.

    Debbie

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  4. Everything you show here is great, but I am so excited for you to be so close on your Dear Jane! What a monumental achievement!! I'd ask DH to go get takeout!

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  5. I finally got to the final link to get the patterns for it takes two. I wondered why no direct link from Sentimental Stitches. I wish they didn't make them so hard to find. You're way ahead of me. Nice to see your Bow-ties!

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  6. Great Just Takes 2 blocks, you had a very busy and productive week-end. Love the mix of reds.

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  7. Wow - your sewing room is smoking!
    Great progress.
    I like the names suggested for the little quilt - looking forward to starting ;-)

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  8. very exciting progress report~!

    LOVE the bow ties and the red and white blocks.

    your edges are going to be beautiful~!


    :-)
    libbyQ

    p.s. i think i'm going to have some of that Pink Lemonade . . .
    ;-)

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  9. Great job on the Takes 2 blocks.

    I can't wait to see the DJ quilt with the binding in place.

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  10. Love that scalloped border! I've never tried it myself - hope the stitching it down part goes well. You are SO close to being finished!!
    Your bowties are really coming along. The variety is great.
    My fabric is ready to go - looking forward to Thursday morning :0)

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  11. Great post! Lots going on and so close to a big finish!

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  12. You got them done, I'm so envious. I love the scrappy reds you picked.

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  13. You are such a dedicated quilter! I am thrilled for your Jane Stickle finish. It gives me chills!!

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  14. Love the red & white Just Takes 2. Love the bowties (the green is cool). Your Dear Jane curved binding - what a chore - but looks like it was worth it. You've been busy girl!

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  15. The Dear Jane is almost there. I like the rounded 'corners'.
    Your red blocks are so pretty.
    Those little bow ties are adorable. How big is it going to be?

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  16. WOW! Your DJ scalloped border looks awesome!!! And you've done all your red/white blocks? they look fantastic!!! Of course!!@

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  17. Wow Lori, that was quick.
    I have managed making half the blocks.
    I like how you are using different reds.
    I'm using different pinks and creams.
    Love the binding too!

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  18. Your red and white blocks look great in different reds and I'm loving the bow ties. The binding is coming along nicely, it takes a long time but you're just about there, how exciting.

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  19. I love the different reds, love the bowties - you have been productive.
    Sewing binding on is such a wonderful way to finish a quilt, isn't it. It seems so easy after all that work and decision making - although this looks like a bit of a challenge. You're nearly there!

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  20. wow! you are fast to get your "takes 2" blocks done. I just printed mine off the other day. Not sure if I will do it or not but I am collecting just in case.
    Happy New Year!

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  21. Pink lemonade is perfect! Hope I can find time to make this one. I will have to hunt for fabrics to use.

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  22. Very exciting that your Jane quilt is getting it's binding! The last stitch must be a "photo finish"!

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  23. You are truly a whirl-wind! Doesn't it feel good to make that kind of progress??? Good start on the new year.

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  24. You've certainly been busy spending time on stitching in the New Year! Love the red and white, and cheddar blocks. Excellent progress on your DJ, how exciting to be getting so close to the finish line at last. Glad you liked my name suggestion--can't wait to get started on Pink Lemonade!

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  25. You really have been busy. Congratulations on almost finishing your Jane quilt! That's a real accomplishment.

    Did you know there's a book called Pink Lemonade? It's a cute book I found years ago with a pink and yellow quilt on the cover. That's the first place I saw the color combination and I still like it.

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  26. the binding is going to be great!....Sewing it down on the back is not hard with the bias binding....I just do a lot of pinning to keep from getting puckers. I love the quilt
    Tim

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  27. Looking good! I'm sorry I've been MIA. This stupid finger injury is affecting everything I do. Thank you so much for the Christmas card and comments. I wished you the same and more, just silently. Thank you

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  28. Your Just Takes 2 blocks are gorgeous. Lovely scrappy reds. I still need to take pics of mine, but I've been busy with work lately.

    Ah ... the bow ties are handsome and DJ is speeding along. You're on the edge of glory now! ;)

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  29. What gorgeous work you've got going on there Lori!!! Love all of it LOL! Oh my! and so close to completing your DJ, how pleased you must be to have gotten to this point with it!! I haven't started mine yet LOL!, but I did buy fabric yesterday when I went up to the big smoke (Brisbane) to get my fabric for the Pink Lemonade quilt! All washed and ironed and rearing to go LOL!!!!

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  31. Love the cheddar behind the bow ties. Your DJ is looking wonderful. Are you putting it on your bed when it's finished?

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  32. I am so excited to soon start my DJ journey. I am just beginning and you are almost finished and your's looks just so wonderful! You must be very happy and excited!!

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  33. You got so much accomplished!!! Love the red and white blocks! Just take your time on the binding. Its a gorgeous quilt and worth it!

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  34. great update on all your projects!
    Your bow ties are wonderful lori!

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  35. Glad you are still working on those bow ties! The curved binding looks tricky but I'm sure you will be brilliant at it!

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