Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Just a Quick Note

...to let you know that I am changing my email address. If you are trying to contact me via an address saved in your system, it will not work. My profile page shows my new email, and my comments are linked to it as well. 

Mostly family time going on lately, but I did stitch up the last little English Ivy block from the class I took with Marsha McCloskey last September. These blocks finish at 3".

In the publication "In War Time" by the American Quilt Study Group I found a photo that has inspired me as far as a setting for these blocks goes. It won't be an exact replica, but will be "inspired by."

And I did end up finding a coral print in my stash that did it for me. The brown fabric went down in flames, as far as the popular vote went (I agree). Blue got a lot of support, but there was not enough of the only blue that seemed to be the proper tone.
Coral was definitely the favorite, and after an email from Roxanne I was encouraged to revisit my stash. I found a tonal coral that had been folded too small and was passed over the first time around. It is in the final stages of being stitched down on the back. I am happy with it--and this will be finish #30 of small quilts for this year.

 



Now, back to family. Only have these two here for 4 more days!

Until next time,
Janet O.

 

36 comments:

  1. LOVE the English Ivy Janet, especially the colors AND yippee for Coral!! If I spent as much time sewing as I do "digging" through my stash over and over I'd have TONS done…..but, like you, my digging usual pays off. It may take me several "digging" sessions, but I can eventually find that perfect little piece of fabric that was there all along.

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  2. 3" blocks, oh my... the temevula blocks I made yesterday are that size. Glad you found the perfect coral for your mini. Reminds me that I need to do some bindings. 4 more days of grandma time. Enjoy it all!!!

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  3. Oh those English Ivy blocks are beautiful! Love the binding color. Perfect!

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  4. Good pick with the binding!! I love your Ivy blocks (those hsts must be TINY!) and that setting looks great. Enjoy your Grandma time....so precious!

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  5. Great choice with the coral. I am always amazed at the fabric in my stash--it is a great place for shopping. Sweet sweet photo of Mother and child

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  6. Yes, I agree, good choice. Needed a sparkle and that works very well. Persistence payed off!

    Mary

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  7. OMG! That picture of your daughter and the baby is absolutely priceless!!! I'll bet you've enjoyed having them!! I look forward to meeting them all in Eugene!!! Love the little ivy blocks, although their size is a bit daunting for me!!

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  8. I love those English Ivy blocks! That will be the perfect setting too. Will there be applique on the border? Great finish on your triangle quilt. Beautiful photo of two precious people!

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  9. What a precious picture of your daughter and her little one! Enjoy them while they are with you! I can't imagine working on such tiny pieces as in your English Ivy blocks! The coral binding is the perfect match for you beautiful half-square little quilt. I love it! ---"Love"

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  10. beautiful ..little blocks....excellent precision piecing....precious little maggie...you are blessed indeed my friend!

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  11. Love those tiny ivy blocks. I didn't realize how tiny they were until I saw your pressure foot and re-read the info. I think I have your new email updated in my software. Fingers crossed. Enjoy the rest of your family time!! I'll take some of those curls if there are extra.

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  12. How lovely is your daughter and granddaughter. The time just disappears when our far away family visits. I'm not sure when enough is enough for a visit. Your quilting as usual is awesome. The coral certainly is a great choice as it brightens up the project. I'll be doing some applique with my June UFO, that is if I can get my May UFO done fairly soon. Looking forward to your version. Sandi

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  13. Hooray for the coral red binding and so glad that you had enough! Happy visiting!

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  14. I love the coral binding, time with family is so special.

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  15. LOVE the picture of your daughter and the baby!!!!!

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  16. You found the prefect binding color. Glad you kept digging. It's a wonderful photo of your two special girls.

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  17. A beautiful moment captured by camera - such sweet faces! You found just the right binding fabric - when you have something pictured it means you keep looking...think of all the little hidden wonders in our stashes! Love the English Ivy blocks - at 3" makes them super wonderful. I like so many of Marsha's McCloskey's techniques - took a workshop from her when we were in Valdez AK. We used the 6" Precision Trimmer & my blocks were spot on.

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  18. Your little red & green quilt strikes my fancy very much.

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  19. Wish I could see the little quilt first hand. It looks wonderful!

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  20. Darling tiny blocks--the setting inspiration is sweet. That coral worked great for the binding. Satisfying to pull from stash! Adorable photo of your beautiful girls.

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  21. Your blocks are awesome !! And the border perfect ! Great choice of color !!

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  22. You should be a happy quilter with it. It is lovley.
    Kathleen Mary
    https://kathysnest32.wordpress.com/

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  23. Those English Ivy blocks are adorable! I'm glad you found the coral fabric for the binding--it looks so nice with the blue!

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  24. Oh my gosh, your English Ivy blocks are just the cutest ever!!

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  25. WOW!!! Love you quilting and quilts.

    Carolyn

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  26. Those English Ivy blocks are gorgeous! Then I realized that they were 3" and they totally stole my heart.

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  27. The english ivy is lovely! I have never made those, but love them. How fun to have your special visitors. Just adorable!

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  28. Such a joy being a grandma, your daughter and granddaughter are so precious. Your mini English Ivy is awesome, and I love the coral binding. Enjoy your time with that beautiful baby. I tried to capture your new email address, but nothing came up? Thanks

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  29. It's always amazing what you can find in your stash if you just keep digging! Love your quilt and all those clamshells. Great job. Hope you have enjoyed your company everyday.

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  30. A perfect choice for this gorgeous quilt!
    Enjoy your baby snuggle time!

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  31. Family time is all too precious to squander blogging, I agree! Your finishes astound me, always beautifully perfect and SEW many! Bravo, Janet!!

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  32. I love how your hst mini turned out! The colors blend beautifully :)
    Also, I don't remember the english ivy blocks from last year....so pretty

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  33. Ok, I have been a bummer as a friend!! Life is too, too busy right now!! Just got back from Panquitch and on my way to Emmett tomorrow! I hope your time with your daughter and grandson has been the best!! Love your work as always!! :-))

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  34. Family first!
    Your little lily blocks are very cute.

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  35. love that coral binding. so zippy
    what an adorable photo - enjoy your time together.

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  36. The setting for your lily blocks is perfect! It will be sweet and small when it's finished. Can't believe the size of them! My dad & his wife left this morning after a weeklong visit from California, so I'm catching up on blogs and I'm itchin' for stitchin'! LOL

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