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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday

Hi Everyone,

My big, exciting news is that my Dresden Doilies quilt arrived back home from the quilter yesterday around 11.  I spent the day adding the sleeve, label, and binding.  I finished hand stitching the binding last night and I'm completely happy.  I can't show it to you yet, though, because we are having gloomy, rainy weather and the light isn't great in my house if there isn't sun. 

I do have some pictures to show, though. 

This is really fun.  A friend still in Hawaii provided it.  She was at a Lego display at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu.  Yes, this spectacular Hawaiian quilt is made of Legos!
 
 
Last week I found myself starting a project almost out of thin air.  I suddenly got an itch to make something WWII inspired.  

 
 
I have this book which is more coffee table/history than projects so I looked through it for inspiration.  I found some and began the project.  It involved appliqueing stars, though.
 

Long, sharp points are not the easiest to applique, but practice is always good!  I needed to do 13.  I got them finished this week and stitched the pieces together for this:
 
 
The "V" (for Victory) was a common theme in quilts made right at the conclusion of WWII.  My inspiration block looked to be 12" or so, but I enlarged it.  This is 24."  I'm not sure yet if I'm finished with it.  I'm contemplating some additions, but I got distracted with the Dresden quilt yesterday.
 
Distraction seems to be the primary theme right now.  I'm afraid I need to write down the projects I need to focus on so I can get things done.  Stay tuned, you may see the first ever "goals" post on this blog!
 
Have a great day!
JoAnne

5 comments:

  1. Long kinny star points sure can be a bit troublesome to applique, but I love the look of your project.
    The LEGO quilt is so creative!

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  2. "kinny" star points? I meant "skinny" ! LOL!

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  3. Can't wait to see your finished quilt :-) Love, love, love the legos! Thanks for sharing! I showed it to Lego boy and he thought it was great.

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  4. I am always amazed at what folks decide to build with Legos!! I agree practice makes perfect.... I keep telling myself that the more I practice measuring and cutting, I will get better!! And I am!!

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  5. I really like the appliqued stars and your little quilt. Love the Hawaiian quilt made from Legos. I'm always amazed at the creativity in others...seems the possibilities with Legos is endless.

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