Tuesday, 24 April 2018

a little more whimsy


I'm finally back to this today



I've been making these 'whimsy' blocks on & off now since June last year. They are from a quilt in Judy Newman's new book, 'quilts made for life made with love'- see here for more details.

I'm using lots of large florals and blending itty bitty prints. There are a couple of cheeky inset seams which I seem to have mastered now. I've found I need to use a scant 1/4" seam and pressing all the little sections as I go really helps. And machine piecing them goes a lot smoother if I leave adding those red & white stripe corner triangles til the very last.






With these four new blocks I've got a total of 25 now . . .



and here's a group photo so far . . .



Catching up with Emily for 'moving it forward' over here at emsscrapbag
and linking up today with Lorna here at sewfreshquilts for 'let's bee social'
Happy sewing,
Linda


25 comments:

  1. Your fussy cut centers make a very interesting quilt block.

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  2. I absolutely love this Linda, I think a floral quilt will have to move up my want to make list. I hope you will keep this one for yourself.

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  3. Very pretty. Lots of interesting fabrics.

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  4. As always, your red and white stripes make perfect corners for the floral stars. What a lovely quilt - although I like the one in your banner, too. So much beauty on your blog.

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  5. this is very pretty such a scrappy quilt. I would have to do some of this by hand I think

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  6. They look amazing - love the red/white - that really makes them shine!

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  7. I love the look of the blocks. They make for a beautiful quilt-top! I will be going to a meeting with Judy Newman in Holland at the end of May and I’ll also take a class!

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  8. I love the colors you put together in this! The circular design effect is really neat, too. It's coming together beautifully!

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  9. What a happy quilt. It just makes me want to smile.

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    1. Thanks Meredithe. The pattern calls for 35 blocks in total, and then there’s only the border to go... nearly there :)
      (But I must add, my daughter wants me to keep on going on and make a bigger quilt!) Happy sewing

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  11. Very pretty. Lots of interesting fabrics.

    HolidayPalace

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  12. It's nice to see this one is still growing. I particularly like the way the red and white striped corners work with all your glorious florals.

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  13. Love how these blocks are turning out... and that red/white stripe is genius! How many more do you need to make?

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  14. What lovely blocks! They are coming together beautifully.

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  15. beautiful so bright and cheery

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  16. That is a very tricky block to sew! A fun challenge!
    LOVE the stripe on the corners... the movement is fabulous!

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  17. I love these blocks so much! Such a fun circles effect, too, when the blocks are together, and the red/white stripe corners are absolutely perfect! (It's interesting how the eye is drawn to the spots where the corners are missing - something worth playing with?)

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  18. Such pretty fabrics. Your quilt is coming along so beautifully.

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  19. Love that soft red and white strip in the center areas between the blocks. I am such a fan of a bit of red added along with lovely fabrics!

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  20. Oh don't the whimsy blocks look fabulous together, beautifully fresh and light.

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  21. They look amazing - love the red/white - that really makes them shine!
    Genting Crown

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  22. WOW! Love the florals and the stripes. It's going to be gorgeous.

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  23. Great to see it growing. Love the new blocks.

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