Wednesday, July 10, 2013

How Many Hours

 
How many hours does one spend making a quilt. Does anyone every count? I know I've spent more than usual this week but I've had a good reason. When there's a whole round to be completed to see how it looks, it's hard to stop before one's done. So I finished the inner one and although there is a small centre circle sitting there I have to admit I've cut 5 different fabrics ,so far, for it. I'm not going to make a final decision which one I use until the rest of the centre piece of the quilt is finished. Monday the brown triangles got made, Tuesday I stitched the round to the diamond round and I'll admit with a bit of fudging. I made it in two halves with a decent seam allowance to allow for this. 
 
 
 
Tuesday evening I picked out the raspberry fabrics and cut them out. Today I 'Roxanne' d them in place, so tonight I can sit and applique each one. Is my stash too big when I can find 32 raspberry fabrics to use?  LOL!
 

 
Temecula Quilt Co 's blog has the pattern [30th June] for these  little baskets to be made and the challenge, I thought, was to make one every day for the months of July and August, but no, the real challenge is the basket block is only 2 inches in size.   I made one and then made some more. It is easier to do a week's worth in one go and on the machine, so I'm up to date until next Sunday.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14 comments:

Susan said...

Your medallion centre looks magnificent.....whats the name of the quilt? The raspberry round suits perfectly. You are doing a great job, and making great use of your stash.

Lida said...

Love the medallion and the colors are just fantastic! The new challenge is cute!
Lida

Janet said...

I'd love to know what the compass is for too, it's gorgeous and I love the raspberry additions. I'd say your stash is healthy when you can shop from your own fabrics.

Wilma said...

Wauw, these are pretty circles!
A girls Stash is never to big!!! (really 32 raspberry fabrics?)

WoolenSails said...

Those are beautiful, I wish I had your patience but I know I would give up too soon;)

Debbie

Lori said...

Lovely Dorothy! The pieced blocks are really amazing.

Heather said...

Wow, your medallion is beautiful. I love those raspberry fabrics and think that I too could find 32. I would hate to think that our stashes are too big

Dawn said...

Lovely hand project and I can't imagine a stash too big!!
I've always admired your MM quilt! You do such beautiful handwork.
The baskets are very sweet....so tiny but so worth it!

audrey said...

That is an incredible block! I can't believe how the raspberry livens it up so beautifully.

Raewyn said...

Wow - stunning!! I don't count the hours but they sure do add up!! I love having a stash big enough that I can find everyting I need!! (Of course it still needs 'topping up' from time to time!) The baskets are so sweet!!

Pat said...

All of your blocks are beautiful Dorothy.

Miriam said...

Ohhh I love your raspberry half circles!!! They really add a sparkle to the medallion. It took me hours to get mine stitched down!

Kathie said...

LOVE the raspberry block, what are these for????
ok if you have that many different fabrics I would say you have a nice fabric collection :) Love seeing what your working on.
Kathie

Lou - Max and Louise Pattern Co said...

Stash too big?? WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT WITH SOAP!!
Loving your new projects.... keep up the good work