Saturday, May 16, 2015

Easter Party Quilt-A-Long Block 3




  

Here we are, sailing along with Block #3

 How Egg-citing!
It's all about the "Egg" this week.
The background for this beauty is "Whip Cream", from the Island Batik Neutral Collection.
Can we say...yummmmmmmy!


 Here, is where you can break out your decorative stitches on your machines.
Or for those who love hand embroidery...it's perfect!
On my rosette I choose to cut out the center design. It's tedious work, but it gives it a nice look.
Of course the sky is the limit, if you have an embroidery machine, a tiny little 
bunny or chick embroidered would be "sew" darn cute.


Let me share a little secret with you...
Have you ever had a darker fabric show thru a lighter one, when your appliqueing?
You can thread paint to camouflage it!
I've added some, to all my eggs, making sure that it's on the same side on each one.
Think about your light source...it needs to be consistant.
:-)


We have added a couple new colors this week.
Cause more is better!
:-)

Left to right...
111504144 from the Country Fair Collection
111502107 from the Country Fair Collection
111517075 from the Flower Fields Collection
111505165 from the Flower Fields Collection
111517141 from the Country Fair Collection
111505100 from the Flower Fields Collection
Almond from the Neutrals Collection


 And here is what we have completely so far!
I love it!


New colors...new threads!
Best eye candy around.

Jump on in and join us.
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4 comments:

  1. This block is looking good. Love the use of the embroidery stitches. Very effective. Thanks for the tip about thread painting.

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  2. This is truly a bright and cheerful fun quilt that you are creating. I do sew love Island Batiks and yet to own any...I know...terribly sad aren't I? Creative Easter Bliss...

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  3. tried responding but aol is rejecting...love this cheerry quilt.

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    We have been following all the storms…seems odd for those who never had that before…

    Your car into a waterfall now that sounds inventive, creative and a wow project… YOU need TY ….
    what a great project to look forward to. I love summer for that……get it done and enjoy the fruits of your labour…
    one of the blessings of a mind with creativity.. love to see it when done...
    On May 16, 2015, at 6:47 PM, Calicojoan@aol.com wrote:

    Our snow is gone, now it's just big storms every afternoon. So far it's mi

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  4. Hi Joan,
    Received your beautiful gift today. It is lovely. I made one of these a couple of years ago for my mother for her birthday and never got around to making one for myself. Now I don't have to. Thanks. I also took a paper piecing course this winter so am anxious to try your pattern. Thanks again Marla

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