Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Worldwide Quilting Day!!

Today is Worldwide Quilting day!! Time to celebrate our art!

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I hope you can set aside some time to do a bit of quilting or sewing…

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even fondling a bit of your stash would count!!

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Or even some fabric retail therapy!!  Yay!!

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I normally don’t get much sewing done now over the weekends as when everyone is home, I prefer to do things with them rather than be in my sewing room all day.

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However, my peeps are all out and about today, so as soon as I get this written and posted, I can get back to my latest project!!  Curious?

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Well, when we moved into this house last August, I hung my poppies quilt up over the fireplace mantle, and it was a perfect fit for the space!

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So, I’ve been making other quilts exactly that sixe, to hang there as the seasons of the year progress…

a fall one-

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a Christmas one-

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a winter one-

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and now I’m working on a spring one!!

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I’ve got the blocks made and sewn onto the background…the flower pots made and fused on…

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and Thursday and Friday I selected the flower and plant fabrics from my stash..

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got them laid out on the pots…

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and finally fused on!  

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Now I’m quilting it as I stitch around the petals, stems and leaves.

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I’ve finished quilting the moss roses, the tulips and the berry grass pots!  And am quilting the pots and background areas equally densely!

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I’ve added some ladybugs, a snail and a frog!

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Stay tuned!!  More pix to come!

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38 comments:

  1. I love your fireplace quilts!

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  2. Oh my, your fireplace quilts are gorgeous!!

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  3. I love your new Spring quilt. It is gorgeous Polly.

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  4. Lovely, colourful, Spring one you are making, look forward to seeing it finished.

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  5. The spring quilt is wonderful and I am so looking forward to see it completed.

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  6. Beautiful seasonal quilts and cute pics of Yogi!

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  7. Love this seasonal quilt with the flower pots ! Just perfect for spring !

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  8. Curious how you hang the fireplace quilts? They're all so pretty!!

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  9. Love the spring quilt! Do you design the pattern?

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  10. This is such a wonderful idea. You new quilt is lovely.

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  11. I love this so much. Your design is wonderful, colors just right and the quilting just adds to the whole thing to make it so lovely. So glad you shared! What fusible are you using? Thanks for sharing. K-

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  12. That is going to be so cute! You reminded me of something a made before I was a quilter, now I need to go dig in a closet :)

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  13. Love love love your new spring quilt design! Wonderful colors! It will be beautiful over the fireplace!

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  14. Your spring wall hanging is gorgeeeeoooosoooo! Just love it. What a great idea to make wall hangings for the season changes for over your mantle. Wonderful !

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  15. I think this is my favorite fireplace quilt so far , it is going to be gorgeous ! Is this your own design ?

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  16. Polly it's absolutely GORGEOUS! Hi there Yogi - Snowy here in Australia sends a friendly bark.

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  17. What a wonderful idea. Now if I can just get the hubby to take down the TV so I can put my quilts up there.

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  18. Your new spring quilt is absolutely beautiful! I luv your fall quilt above the fireplace too!

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  19. Polly besides loving yogi (I'm owned by 2 westies Dutchess and daramir!) the fireplace quilts are amazing. This newest one is spectacular!!!!

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    1. Those Westies really do "RULE"!! Thanks ever so much for the quilt love!!

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  20. Love all of your fireplace quilts but especially like your latest one for Spring. I love seeing Yogi as well....he reminds me so much of my little guy, Riley that I had to put down just over a year ago. He was 15 years old and I still miss him. Take care.

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    1. I am so sorry you lost your fur baby! I can not imagine our life without Yogi...sigh... and Yogi is getting up there. He is 13 now...

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  21. I'm in love! The spring quilt is wonderful and I'm sure you'll love being able to gaze at that every day. Yogi is such a great supervisor. I agree, when my family is around, I spend time with them instead of being in my sewing room. Still no signs of spring here, although the sun is warmer and some of the snow piles are shrinking.

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  23. Polly, this is, by far, my favorite one of your seasonal wall quilts. It's filled with happy pots, overflowing with bright and colorful blooms. Will you, by any chance, be making patterns for them any time soon? I think we are all suffering from cabin fever and looking forward to Old Man Winter blowing out of town!

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  24. It looks lovely!! Very spring-like, which we could use here! The melting dirty snow is showing brown grass and empty trees.....can't wait for some green!

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  30. Beautiful quilts - all of them! I love the colourful poppies and the latest quilt with pots of spring flowers. What a great idea to hang quilts above the fireplace and change them with the seasons. It must feel like a new home every time you change the display!

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Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)