Monday, March 3, 2014

My Benjamin Biggs Block

 Here is my block 3. With the blocks being 16" I doubt I'll be making all of the blocks. I made a few changes on this one to eliminate several tiny stems. They were completely unnecessary.
And here are my three.


Now, I've had way too many distractions lately, so on tap this week is to clean up my sewing room and focus on my Sally Post blocks. My machine is all set up for applique so I just need to stay single minded!

Oh, and I'd like to baste the Halloween tree quilt so when I am on the road it will be ready to take with me.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Lori,
    I have never done machine applique but have recently bought a 2nd hand Bernina and an open toed applique foot so I can give it a try. I wondered what type of thread you use when you do your machine applique? I have started the Benjamin Biggs quilt and would like to continue using machine applique. Thanks in advance, Rowena

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  2. The blocks look beautiful, love the fabrics you are using, really keeps with the antique look.

    Debbie

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  3. These blocks are beauties! Sometimes a little bit of focus is all it takes to get the ball rolling!

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  4. You are on a roll! Love your color choices for this project.

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  5. Your block, minus the small steams, looks great. Your fabric selection really makes it look vintage.

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  6. I love seeing your Benjamin blocks! They are just beautiful.

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  7. I was thinking you were working on this over the weekend. I see where you omitted the small stems...makes total sense.

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  8. You are faster than a speeding bullet when these blocks come out! :) I am all for omitting stems, yay...: ) I'm doing this in purples and greens so I was thinking that my cherries could be yellow / not sure yet.

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  9. I love your version of this block!! Love your colors and applique!

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  10. I like your changes, I'm not a great appliquer so it makes sense to me. Its very charming. Are you machine appliquing?

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  11. Looks great to me, Lori.
    I got a giggle out of this.
    "I made a few changes on this one to eliminate several tiny stems. They were completely unnecessary."
    You are a practical woman, and I like that! : )

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  12. Very nice! Your blocks look great together. Good luck sticking to your goal :0)

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  13. Aren't you clever? I didn't think to get rid of those stems...and it looks great! Am very impressed with your machine applique.
    Hilda

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  14. Wow great blocks, before you know it another quilt will be ready for quilting. I got as far as putting the button on my blog..... pretty sad......

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  15. Your block is awesome. I have a 1/8" bias maker and I really wanted to use it. It is a lot of work. But I am adding the little stems. But I do love yours without them. Have fun with your cleaning and working on your quilts.

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  16. Great looking blocks! Love the new uptake on these old blocks.:)

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  17. Wowee, super fast...and it's gorgeous.

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  18. Wowee, super fast...and it's gorgeous.

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  19. Love the grey and red colour scheme that you are using.

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  20. looking great Lori. you could always ink the stems!

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    1. Barb I am new to appliqué what do you mean by 'ink' the stems?

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    2. Barb, Use a pen to fill them in instead of appliqueing fabric.

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  21. I'm going to follow your lead Lori....those tiny little stems are annoying!! Thanks for the suggestion!!

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  22. did you machine applique the berries( cherries?) by machine too? It is looking really great.

    Happy Sewing

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  23. Your blocks look great. I love your color choices.

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  24. You got block 3 done quickly. This is my favorite one thus far.

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  25. Another beautiful block! Your machine applique looks so great.

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