Friday, September 30, 2016

Maybe next time

I have been working on the fusible comparisons and hoped this post would include the results. But my testing just raised more questions, so I am trying out a couple more things before posting any results. So hopefully my next post will have the results for you.

In the meantime, there has been another little finish--this is small quilt finish number #43 for the year.
 This little brick quilt was made from leftovers from the swap I did with Randy.














I quilted it with the 1" clamshell stencil I bought at HMQS last May. It has sure come in handy for little quilt finishes. And I love the backing fabric on this. It was the leftover from the backing I put on Randy's quilt. I had to border it to fit this quilt, but I really like the way the bird centered in it.

I got the borders around the little Kim Diehl wool piece. I hand quilted the first little quilt I made from this pattern and now I am debating if I should do that again, or just machine quilt it and be done!

The first block of the Buttermilk Basin "Give Thanks" wall hanging is finished. Actually I finished stitching down the words, too, but I am too lazy to go get a photo.




This is one of three new small wool projects, as of tonight.
I haven't fused the other two down yet. I will be comparing the performance of the fusible products as I stitch up these projects. I decided one little wool bird was not enough stitching to get a feel for the performance of each product.

Gorgeous sunset last night--just wanted to share it.

Until next time, 
Janet O.

29 comments:

  1. In general, I can say (without any shame !) that I don't like too much wool but with your projects, I'm loving it !
    They are so fresh and primitive.... OK I love them and they are made with wool ! :) Sometimes it's good to change our mind !
    Lovely quilting with your doll quilt Janet !
    I wish you a lovely weekend !

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  2. i have no wool, and you make me want to hit the thrift stores...lol. If only I could feel a little more with the fingers:)
    I think the Kim piece is beautiful as is.

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  3. I'm really liking how the clamshell design looks on quilts. I just might give it a try on one of the mini tops I have around here.... Love that pumpkin with bittersweet wool piece! Have a SUPER weekend! :-)

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  4. Beautiful projects! Especially love the pumpkin quilt!

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  5. Sweet tiny projects, I do love the backing print with the bird on your little finish. I wonder how using fusibles with wool will differ from their performance on cottons - another challenge for you in your experiments?

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  6. I love how colorful the Kim Diehl piece is going to be!!! Beautiful! The mini you made (#43) is really pretty; I like the backing too! Your threads are so pretty all lined up in the wooden tray. :)

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  7. Oh how I like that backing with the bird! Do you know what fabric line it is from?

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  8. More precious minis - and love your bird on the back! Your post reminds me of a perfect fall day - all those yummy colors and the wooden tray of threads along with the glorious sunset.

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  9. I love the little quilt, front and back, with your beautiful clam shell quilting. Your felt work is very pretty too. Thanks much for sharing the gorgeous sunset! ---"Love"

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  10. I love the backing too! That's gorgeous :)
    The Kim Diehl looks great...love the fun border!
    And all your wool looks lovely. One of these days I'll step into that realm :)

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  11. gorgeous sunset is right! wow!
    Your wool pieces are so charming and warm looking. I love your little bowl with the balls of cotton.
    That clamshell quilting is so charming on your little brick quilt.

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  12. Love that clamshell quilting. It is enough to make it special and not too much to overpower the piecing. I might have to collect the threads for your wool projects. They have such a luster reflecting from them. Can't you just see a wall of different colored balls of thread?

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  13. Love the colours in the KD mat, especially the log cabin border. Beautiful sunset, such a spectacular way to end the day.

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  14. Both your new header photo and the sunset photo are beautiful. The clamshell quilting was a perfect choice for your recent mini. It's just the right size and gives lots of texture. Keep having fun!

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  15. Love that clam shell quilting. I'll have to find a mini stencil for myself. Love everything Kim Diehl does, especially her fabrics and colors. Is that her fabric line? If you like the way the hand quilting looks on your other KD quilt and you enjoy hand quilting, then why not?

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  16. Your wool applique is so very pretty and appealing. I love that little brick quilt, your quilting really sets it off and the miniscule scale is amazing! Well done.
    Your sunset-- oh. my. goodness; one of God's true masterpieces!

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  17. Gorgeous little quilts! I am especially loving your wool projects...so inspiring!!

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  18. Love your quilts, love you and there is no place like this Valley!! :-))

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  19. Super sunset, thank you! But I enjoyed your little bricks even more and the clamshell quilting is marvelous on it. Do I spy a selvedge needlecase made by Ms. Grace? I only guess that it is because I own one, too.

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  20. The wool projects are perfect for fall! Love all of your little quilts too.

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  21. Beautiful stitching and your photos are lovely. That sky...what perfect fall colours! Can't you just imagine those colours in wool? Your first block of Give Thanks is so great. It would even make a fabulous mat or pillow just by itself. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects!

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  22. Good to have Finishes! Then it's OK to start something NEW, lol ie: Lori's SAL! I saw that!

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  23. Aren't you thrifty to use those little bricks to make another beautiful quilt, Janet! Your applique blocks look fabulous.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  24. I like your little brick quilt; it's very sweet! I really do enjoy perusing your projects, especially the wool projects! I look forward to hearing more on your thoughts on the different fusibles, too. :)

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  25. Total gorgeousness! I really have to try that clamshell design... it is so pretty!

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  26. more gorgeous projects janet...i love the wooly pieces very much....and what a sunset....

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  27. Lovely to see your work (as always) Janet :-) Getting to a finish #43 is amazing!! And it looks great too! I love all your applique pieces.

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  28. I love the scrappiness as well as the differing widths of the border around the Kim Diehl piece. I will definitely keep the idea of the different border widths in mind for future projects.

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  29. The clamshells add so much texture to #43 (wowzer-#43!!). I got a clamshell ruler this summer but haven't played yet.
    Love the sunset photo - the colors are so rich! What's ur secret? My photos are never as pretty as the actual sunrise/set.

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