Friday, March 4, 2016

Fabulous Friday!

Thank you all for your wonderful comments about adopting Elsa. It's been a busy week, but every day gets a little better and easier. I made it to my sewing room for a short while!

 The stripe on the sides make this look very wonky, but it isn't. This is the start of a little quilt for our upcoming doll quilt swap.
 Three more blocks on the 1857 sampler. I adore the carpenter tools, but really don't know what the pieces are around the hearts. A square, an iron,  and a feather? I still need to sew these down with my machine.
I got the binding attached to another little quilt. Yay!


If you missed my Instagram this week. Lots of Elsa and sunny days!

Have a fantastic weekend!

26 comments:

  1. Your block is so tempting! I like those carpenter tools too. Maybe the others one deal with writing, like an ink well, a quill and a right angle ruler?

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  2. Wow you are done with your 1857 blocks already! I was trying to figure out what they were too. I thought that maybe the thing you called a feather was a trowel.

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  3. cute doll quilt - happy friday

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  4. That first quilt is going to be wonderful!

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  5. Good to hear that each day is getting a little better with Elsa. Love the little quilt.

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  6. Love that block! I love it when stripes make things look wonky when they are not! I think the tools around the heart are masonry tools. Trowels and a level. The quilt has other masonic symbols, so I am just guessing. Love your blocks! Glad to hear Elsa is settling in.

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  7. Love that mini quilt, great fabric choices. I need to get in my sewing room today, at least getting the top done will be progress;)

    Debbie

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  8. You "do" the vintage look so well, Lori. That stripe makes the doll quilt look like something made by someone who could not afford the luxury of tossing aside a scrap to find something that was exactly straight. In other words, it looks perfect!
    Don't think I have ever seen carpenter tools in applique before. : )
    Love the sunrise/sunset shots in your feed. Who is that cute baby?

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  9. Interesting Blocks with Tools appliqued! I'm waiting for the call on that Doll Swap. I have some Boo boo blocks from my Circa 2016 that I can use.

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  10. A great start on your doll swap quilt! I love the plaid :0)

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  11. Wonderful little doll quilt! It looks like an antique already.:)

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  12. Your 1857 blocks are awesome!! Can't wait to get mine done! Maybe next week...
    Are we going to be able to meet for lunch one day? I hope so.
    Did you get the little something I mailed you?

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  13. Love the whimsy of the stripe in the doll quilt. Enjoy you're weekend.

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  14. like the new blocks...I think I agree that one tool may be a trowel, another an angle and perhaps a level?
    Looking forward to the swap.

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  15. Wow- you are getting a lot done! Kudos! Love the picture of you and the baby! And of course all of your quilts. Have a great weekend. :)

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  16. Looking forward to the nest small quilt.

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  17. How cute is that little doll quilt.. i love the stripes & plaids, makes it look nice & prim!
    I love the appliqued tools, they're so darn cute!!

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  18. Wow, another bound quilt, you are getting a lot done! Great start to your swap quilt! You are so talented with your fabric choices. Love the applique tools!

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  19. Beautiful doll quilt. It truly looks antique. Interesting Masonic symbols on the appliqué too so unusual to see tools on a quilt

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  20. Love that doll quilt! The stripes, the checks, that border fabric!

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  21. The doll quilt is going to be gorgeous ! I'm impatient to discover it finished !
    I wish you a wonderful weekend !

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  22. 1857 is looking great. Ela is gorgeous.

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  23. How interesting. I am certain the one which looks like an iron is an old fashioned block plane, seen sidways on, my Dad had several. The handle may be stylized a little for ease of sewing the shape. The square is for finding right angles as you have guessed and the one which looks like a trowel, might be a coping saw https://www.etsy.com/listing/95563289/vintage-coping-saws-3-vintage-hand-saws?ref=market. I would love to know!

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  24. You have to look closely at the picture, far right of the Masonic symbols:
    Right angle, and cement trowel [the feather shaped thing]. The third image looks like a grout trowel or simplified wood plane.

    http://www.themasonictrowel.com/books/the_square_and_compasses_falconer/files/chapter_27.htm

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  25. I haven't done the tool blocks yet but look forward to it. They are very different designs. I like your blocks very much.

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  26. Hi! I am working on the 1857 blocks too. Yours are looking good. Interesting comments on the various tools and possible meanings given by the above comments. It is truly a history lesson in the best way...Quilting!

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