Thursday, 16 August 2018

whimsy quilt {update}



You saw what was currently up on my design wall last week, including those five 'whimsy' blocks, yes? They had been up there for quite some time, so I decided I would update you all on my progress as I've been working on this WiP lately.




















It always seems to take me a while to get back into the swing of making these blocks. 
Note to self: needle down, scant 1/4 " seams, breathe . . . 



. . .  but by the time I'd pieced these four more, I was pretty much on a roll




Judy Newman's pattern calls for 35 pieced blocks, each measuring 22.5cms (9") square. For earlier details about my quilt progress pop back here. I thought I should do a bit of a head count too, I figured I must be nearly there by now, fingers crossed.



And a lovely surprise, I had finished 30 blocks, only five more to go! Not a hard ask after making all the others, so last thing today I began stash diving for a few more florals to finish the last five blocks. Linking up with Kelly for 'needle and thread Thursday' here and with Myra for 'finished {or not} Friday' over here



And my minature daffys have started popping out
Spring must be just around the corner . . .



16 comments:

  1. Those are really pretty blocks, Linda! I love the perfectly chosen fabrics for the star points that go so well with the floral centers. Congratulations on getting so many sewn up!

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  2. As always, your choice of gorgeous fabrics make the blocks zing. So pretty.

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  3. Wow that project is coming together so quickly! Perfect for this upcoming spring weather.

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  4. They are looking wonderful. Well done on persisting with the blocks. All the fabrics are lovely.

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  5. This quilt is so so so wonderful! It is perfectly scrappy and I love the colors. That striped fabric is perfect too!

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  6. Wonderful mix of colors in those quilt blocks -- LOVELY!!!!!

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  7. Gorgeous blocks!!! Every time I see your whimsy blocks, I know for sure I want to make the quilt. Some time, next year. I’ve been so stupid not to buy the pattern and templates when I had a class with Judy Newman back in May...

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  8. Absolutely delightful! I love the red stripe in the corners and the design it makes when the blocks are sewn together. The mini daffodils are so sweet.

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  9. You are getting so close! What a gorgeous looking palette!

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  10. Your blocks are gorgeous - keep going!

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  11. Maybe I'll need to borrow that pattern from you one day .... this is going to be such a beautiful quilt.
    Happy weekending to you.

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  12. I love these blocks! And those striped corners just make all the flowers dance!

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  13. I love your mini daffodils!
    And your blocks are a spring garden, very cheerful.
    Nice work.

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  14. They are beautiful. I love the florals with the red and white stripe. You always inspire me to work on some circular blocks of my own. Thanks.

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  15. I am in love with your whimsy blocks -- perfect pairing with those lovely romantic florals. And piecing them by HAND -- just amazing. I will look forward to watching this quilt come to life in your skilled fingers!

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