Friday, April 27, 2012

Block Challenge and Cherry Tree Quilting

 My friend, Randy and I decided to join  the quilt block contest. The blocks will be displayed during the Sisters outdoor quilt show and the quilt show instructors will pick their favorites. I don't have any plans on winning, but it will be fun to make a block and join in on the group project. Here's the fabric! Way out of my box!! The rules state you cannot add any fabrics but you do not need to use them all. There's still time to get in on the fun!
 Block 2 of Beyond the Cherry Tree. Motifs are quilted and now I'm quilting around the applique.
Here's a close up for those of you that were commenting on my tiny quilt stitches....NOT! lol

My birthday isn't for 15 days but the celebration starts this weekend! My sister's birthday is one day before mine and so she is coming to help celebrate my BIG number birthday and spend some time together. We plan on taking my mom out for Mother's Day this weekend too.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

24 comments:

  1. Have fun with the block contest. I would find that a challenge!
    Your stitches are perfect.

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  2. Your quilting is lovely....nice and even.
    Have a great birthday weekend with your sister!

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  3. Have a fun time with your sister and mom. And have a wonderful birthday celebration!

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  4. Have a great birthday celebrate for weeks!
    Love your Cheery Tree quilting - enjoy seeing the little motifs.
    Block fabrics look interesting and fun.

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  5. Those would be way out of my comfort zone too!! Good luck :0)Oh the motifs... are wonderful!! Enjoy revisiting all of your blocks as you stitch around the applique.
    I hope your time with your Mom goes well. It'll be easier with your sister along??
    Happy Birthday celebrating!!

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  6. Your stitching looks wonderful!!! What a lot of work...but you are moving along at a fast pace!
    Have fun with all the birthday celebrations!! Yay 50!! It's the new 30!! Which means I must be 40!haha
    P
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  7. what do you mean? I PLAN on winning!!! Just kidding. Loving your quilting. That cherry tree quilt is absolutely fabulous.

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  8. I have no idea how big the pieces of fabric are. I think I would use the circle as a center medallion for something. Maybe a sunflower type design. Not something I want to participate in but those are unique fabrics. The Hoffman Challenge always surprised me with what people came up with. I could never think of anything spectacular.

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  9. Happy Happy Birthday yes celebrate for a month at least! hope you enjoy your time with your sister too.
    oh I just love the quilting your doing, the quilt is sooo beautiful
    Kathie

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  10. Oh, those fabrics would definitely be a challenge! You are a brave woman for tackling that. : )
    Enlarging your quilting does not make your stitches look bigger--it just makes it more obvious how small they are!! *LOL*
    Party time! I wish I could go back and do #50 over again--I didn't know we could celebrate all month. Sounds good to me! Enjoy!!

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  11. Happy Sister Time and Happy Birthday Time!!! I look forward to you and Randy tied for 1st!!!

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  12. those fabrics do look a bit out of your box . . . it will be fun to see what you do with them.
    i'm pretty sure i would find them quite challenging to work with too~!

    your quilting is beautiful to see and you must feel good about getting this one to that stage~!

    enjoy your sister's visit and have lots of fun~!
    i thought turning 50 meant that you got to celebrate all YEAR long~!?!~

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  13. way out of my universe, have fun with it!
    HaPpy BiRthDaY SooN, enjoy all your upcoming celebrations....

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  14. way out of my universe, have fun with it!
    HaPpy BiRthDaY SooN, enjoy all your upcoming celebrations....

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  15. Have fun with that Challenge Lori! It is good to work outside the box! Have a great birthday when it comes - you young thing!

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  16. your quilting stitch looks great Lori\
    the challenge looks really fun!

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  17. I was lucky enough to go to the outdoor quilt show once! What a fun competition...good luck!

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  18. Looks like a fun challenge.
    Those look like tiny stitches to me. They look great!
    A work out birthday celebration!? Yuck

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  19. Look forward to seeing how you arrange your fabrics for the quilt block contest!! Your applique quilt is looking good.

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  20. I'm too much of a chicken to enter the contest, as you and Randy are. Have fun!
    I think your quilting looks just fine. It's even and it's done. That's the important thing.
    Enjoy the birthday celebration with family.

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  21. Happy Birthday and Happy Year to you and your sister. Enjoy your celebrations.

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  22. Your stitches still look small and perfect to me.
    Those fabrics do seem a bit out of your comfort zone, but you are very creative and can work with anything.
    Good luck.

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  23. Ooh! Interesting fabrics - look forward to seeing what you'll do with them!! I love your hand quilting - looks great to me. Hope you had a lovely time with your sister and your mum. On the countdown to 50 now!!

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