Saturday, 28 December 2013

Pieceful days

Since Christmas Day I have been working on my Antique Wedding Sampler, trying to get as much done as possible before returning to work, so I've been madly machine piecing.

Antique Wedding Sampler
First there was one.

Antique Wedding Sampler
Then there were four.

Antique Wedding Sampler
Squares and rectangles to make the flying geese.

Antique Wedding Sampler
I don't mark the diagonal lines, I just 'eyeball' it.

Antique Wedding Sampler
Lots of geese ready to flock together.

Antique Wedding Sampler
Putting it all together

Antique Wedding Sampler
Block #15 AWS


I had started Block #4 before Christmas and finished it off yesterday.

Antique Wedding Sampler

I had made all the little flying geese and pressed back the 'top wing' but then the next day all of these wings were standing to attention...


So I got out my new best friend, starch, and problem solved...


Antique Wedding Sampler
One sweet little star.

Antique Wedding Sampler
All stars pieced.

Just add needle turn appliqué and some machine broderie perse...

Antique Wedding Sampler
Block #4 AWS

Now to block #23....

Antique Wedding Sampler

Hope you're enjoying some peaceful (pieceful?) days between Christmas and New Year.
Carole



15 comments:

  1. very nice quilt blocks that you are working on

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  2. Very pretty! I'm afraid to think what my stars would look like if I just "eyeballed" them!

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  3. I may have to put this quilt on my to do list.

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  4. They all look beautiful !!!!!

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  5. Goodness - they look so beautiful Carole! Your machine piecing looks super accurate - you must have really good eyeballs! And I just love your fabric choices - that's possibly due to the eyeballs too?? ;)

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  6. this quilt IS on my to do list . . . lovely blocks

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  7. Looking good Carole. Love #4, the appliqué is perfect for it.

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  8. Very pretty Carole... Your work is just beautiful.

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  9. Great that you have time to get some piecing done during the holidays. Enjoy!

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  10. I am just catching up with your blog - these blocks are beautiful - I love the soft reds.

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  11. Beautiful blocks Carole! You have been a busy gal! Happy New Year!

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  12. How pretty and you really have been working hard since Christmas!

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  13. Your AWS is coming along beautifully!! Love your fabric choices.

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