Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Block #9 done

I've gotten block #9 finished, so now I can start on one of the panels.

I added 3 circles to the urn. I don't think they "improve" the design, but I was thinking ahead to the quilting and thought if I didn't add something to the urn shape it would be an awfully large unquilted area?

Now to decide which panel to start...
:)

18 comments:

  1. Ann, I love your fabric choice for the urn! The three little circles DO add a certain somethin'-somethin' -- very nice! The little doo-dads :-D just buzz around the flower stalks! I can't wait to see this block in proximity to the others. And now the panels!! What fun!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  2. Ann it looks great. I am almost finished with this block, I thought it was a hard one to do with all those little flowers! Maybe I will get it done now that I see how great yours looks.

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  3. The urn fabric and spikey cacti (if that's what they are) blue greens are gorgeous together. I'm thinking I might need some practice on those fiddly flowers before tackling the block itself. Yours look beautifully done.

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  4. I can see we love the same blue/greens! They are very very appealing. The vase is stunning and I love those cute little birds. Let us know which panel you choose!

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  5. Do you sleep, Ann. You are quilting at "warp speed"

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  6. Dear speedy, speedy Ann,
    Another great block, you do beautiful applique work. SMART girl thinking ahead to the quilting, I may need to borrow that idea myself.
    Happy Stitching,
    Cheri

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  7. Thank you so much for the nice remarks about my block. I think this one is my favorite?

    A couple of the other urns and the roof of the house have fairly large areas that will need quilting. I thought I could follow the stripes in the fabrics on a couple of them..and do scallops to mimic shingles in the roof..but this block kind of stumped me. That's why I added dots to this one.
    I love that Kim's designs are so versatile that we can add bits or take some away and it still looks fine. :)

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  8. Just lovely, Ann - love your fabric choice for the urn. I'm pleased to know there is someone else who thinks ahead to the quilting stage - not that I always get the quilting done, lol!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  9. You simply blow me away, Ann...?!?!?! Lovely. : )

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  10. Dear Ann, It's gorgeous,just like your other blocks!
    Would you please post all 9 of them together? Do you use a light box and draw onto the fabric to be appliqued? i have a friend who does that, and it saves bunches of time... just curious. I hope you're very proud of these blocks, because they are absolutely stunning!
    hugs,
    brenda, working on #2

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  11. Looking good!!! I haven't made up my mind either as to which panel to start first.

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  12. Just beautiful Ann but ohhhhhhhh how i dislike this block this one will be the one i tackle next to get it over and done with.

    Adele in Oz

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  13. Ann, another great block.

    Brenda, depending on the fabric but I have traced the template shape onto my fabric that I am cutting the piece from using my light table.
    Yup, does save time.

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  14. Another beauty Ann!! I love your 3 circles :0)

    Crispy

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  15. Thank you! I've decided I'm going to do the top panel next, because the fabric I ordered for one of the trees on the bottom panel hasn't arrived yet.

    Brenda..I draw out the placement on my background fabric. I tape the pattern and my fabric to a large window, which I use as a light box. Once the placement has been marked I start tracing the shapes onto freezer paper so I'll have my templates ready to go.
    I add numbers to some shapes on the pattern and mark the same number on my template for easy reference.

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  16. Thanks, Ann! I draw mine, too, but I draw it on the back
    Your fabric choices are so perfect! Would you mind sending us a photo of all 9 center blocks together? (I bet your ears burn when I tell my friends, "Ann Champion finished another great block!")
    We are all amazed at you and your work...and your blog!
    You're my inspiration. Thank you for sharing.
    hugs,
    Brenda

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  17. Good idea Ann! Anything to help with the quilting, besides, it looks great. Kim McL

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