Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Blocks... sewn and stitched.....

These are my February blocks for Chookyblue's SAL this year.... (Nature's Journey by Anni Downs)


The blocks are fun to do... the borders are done in a blanket stitch and I have been doing the applique in needleturn.... which takes me quite a while...


The blocks have been trimmed to size now and are safely in their little plastic container waiting for the March ones............  I personally like having goals to meet and find this an excellent way to make a quilt...

Another alphabet bear (Michelle's design) is done.... I am going to do these differently now and work on all my bears.... then move to another part.... 


Pretty cute aren't they?

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I am lucky as I will be sewing with others on a retreat.... lots of stitching to be done

Righto, Gotto Go.... I'm on the machine today...

.. that's the sewing machine... not the treadmill.... (I broke that!)

35 comments:

  1. Your blocks are looking great, Fiona. How cute is that little bear in the bath!

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  2. Hi Fiona your blocks look fantastic and boy I sure do love the cute bear stitchery,well done my friend and see you Friday night xx

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  3. Those are beautiful blocks and I like the two colors like that.

    Debbie

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  4. You broke the treadmill!! On purpose, lol? Cute cute blocks, and I'm loving Michelle's bears!

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  5. Love your blocks and the bear is just too cute . Hugs Sheila

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  6. Your blocks are gorgeous Fiona .... love love love the little bear in the bathtub ..... and how clever of you to have busted your treadmill .... well done!!!!! lol

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  7. You are so funny....Your applique is so neat and your hearts are so perfect...I hope I get better as I go....I tried to do the flower the way the video that someone posted showed. I didn't have any fabric glue so I used basting spray on the center to hold it in place. That seemed to work better......love the bear.
    Mama Bear

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  8. Sewing... Stitching... Breaking machines... is there no end to your talent...lol
    LoVe that cutie and your colours are so pretty too. xox

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  9. Oh I love your Nature's Journey blocks. Your blanket stitches are so evenly spaced. You are so talented ... well except on the treadmill. I am glad to hear you are human after all!! :) Love the bear stitchery too. +

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  10. The sewing machine is much more fun than a treadmill! Very cute little blocks.......they are coming along like a house on fire, aren't they.

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  11. Lol! I hope it didn't throw you off when it gasped its last!!! My goodness you have been busy. I better get cracking or else I shall be overtaken xxx

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  12. A very cute alphabet stitchery..and lovely blocks for your SAL

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  13. The SAL blocks are looking good!! I do like the way these are turning out.
    And B is a lovely bear, too!

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  14. Beautiful blocks...very productive you!!! Love the bear in the bath, that is so cute!!

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  15. Dear Fiona,
    lovely SAL blocks and the bear in the bathtub is just too cute.
    Have fun on your retreat.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  16. loving your blocks Fiona, looks like you are keeping up beautifully.
    Your b block is gorgeous. so cute!

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  17. Lovely blocks, super cute bear too xcx

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  18. They are really beautiful blocks. Worth the time and effort to do needleturn on such a special project. Enjoy your retreat.

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  19. Gorgeous blocks Fiona, as is your cute little bear

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  20. Love your blocks ... I'm almost there.
    Happy retreating :o)

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  21. Your SAL blocks are lovely, it's fun and motivating seeing everyone's popping up in blogland! Love your stitchery too. See you Friday night!!

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  22. Oh my goodness! Your blocks are just gorgeous! You've certainly put a lot of work into them. I've....well, i've.....simply put, I've accomplished very little in comparison!

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  23. Love you SAL. After doing mine i was beginning to regret doing them needleturn but i'll persevere. :) Love the cute bear. Hugs,xx

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  24. Wow! You have done heaps and they look great. Yoj are so good keeping up with everything. Love the 'B' stitchery, very cute.

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  25. Nice work Fiona. Enjoy your retreat! xx

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  26. That's some beautiful stitching! Have fun on Retreat.

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  27. Loving your SAL blocks so far, great colour combo...the B for bear is gorgeous, smile making little design...

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  28. I agree doing a SAL is great to push you along and get a quilt finished. Love your little bear, how cute.

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  29. Great progress on the SAL. It is a beautiful quilt.

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  30. All these finished blocks, you are so organised. Great project, they look lovely Fiona

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  31. Is the treadmill thing a joke, Fiona? I hope so!
    Lovely stitching for your SAL - you'll be able to needleturn in your sleep by the time your quilt is finished

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  32. Oh no, it seems the bear is a bathing bear, and while I guess you could bathe in that other 'b' stuff, the bubbles suggest it may be more like a 'c' liquid :) Oh good on you for breaking pointless machinery ;) Your SAL blocks look lovely :)

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