Monday, 25 January 2016

Green Tea & Sweet Beans {update}

Thank you for all the comments & ideas last week about my 'new neutral' dilemma! Still not too sure which way to go yet, am inclined towards a "pretty" low volume vintage-y version! Will keep you posted.

So many QAL's & BOM's around just now, so easy to get tempted!
But I'm sticking to my one long term project at present, my Green Tea & Sweet Beans quilt.
In the cool of the evenings,
I'm slowly working my way through all the hand stitched applique blocks at present...




... and, I really have made some good progress been able to move forward a bit more
over the past week :)











For a few more pics pop over to an earlier post back here
and - oh dear -  do you want to see how my design wall is looking now?




Once all the blocks are made, there are 'filler' strips & 1" square checkerboard bits to make,
and then this quilt is put together in four large sections.
So, still a little way to go yet! 

Linking up with Kathy here for 'slow stitching Sunday'



a bit more #40
This sweet pattern is one of Jen Kingwell's and can be found here
over at  Amitie Textile Fabrics in Australia



15 comments:

  1. I've become a big fan of Jen Kingwell's quilts - I fell in love with her circles and have been fascinated with everything else I've seen.
    I love what you're doing with all the color and pattern - such a joyful mix! I'm enjoying watching you every step of the way. 8)

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  2. That's a happy design wall!! The "newspaper" fabric for your block backgrounds is very interesting, I've seen lots of quilters using these fabrics in their quilts, I find them fascinating - if I hadn't bought more Mostly Manor fabric I may have been tempted.

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  3. I have always loved this quilt. I am very slowly working on a Jen Kingwell quilt. I love her designs

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  4. Oh my goodness, what a sweet quilt this is going to be, Linda. I love it already! Remind me, where did you get the pattern? Or maybe you're creating it yourself?
    Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thank you! ... and I've just added the link for this popular pattern on my post.

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  5. Such a fun design wall. Your fabric choices are so happy.

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  6. These are all such great blocks - love the variety of designs, techniques and the fabric choices.

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  7. So many pretties! Good on you for avoiding distractions and sticking to the project at hand!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! That is one amazing design wall!

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  9. Just lovely blocks---like that bowl (cacti?? or flowers??) especially; your clamshells are
    so pretty, too hugs, Julierose

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  10. Beautiful! Your design wall is very inspiring.:) I have a Jen Kingwell pattern I'm thinking about trying too.

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  11. Your blocks are looking so lovely, Linda!

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  12. Your quilt is coming along nicely. Your fabric choices are happy and bright. I love all the wonderful blocks. Thanks for linking up.

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  13. I love this wonderful pattern and your first blocks.I started mine last year and have to work on it again.

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  14. I love this wonderful pattern and your first blocks.I started mine last year and have to work on it again.

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