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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Oh Sweet William

I have been with my quilting friends for the day and even though we were a small gathering it was lovely as always. I didn't do much stitching, a lot of chatting though. However on the way I had to post parcels and I needed to buy some of this....
I needed it for a Santa sack and other bits. While I was there these gorgeous fabrics fell into my bag (n0t literally I did pay for them.
After a huge indulgence on my behalf in buying two of Michelle Hill's gorgeous William Morris Applique books earlier this year I have been collecting pieces of fabric for the applique to make one of these beautiful quilts. I have always loved William Morris designs since seeing them in an art book many years ago. I have not however been able to find some background fabrics I liked so that I could begin.......until today while pellon shopping. I know they don't look spectacular but oh what a treat when I lay all the collected fabric with them. YUM!
So now my only dilemma is how can I manage to needle turn all the applique in these blocks as they are designed for fusible applique and not whimp out and when can I start????? It is not like I have anything else on the go at the moment either.
I have been very good though and basted "Portabello" and have even quilted a little.
I noticed these beauties were coming into bloom as well. A bright spot in a very neglected garden at present.
Ya gotta love Mother Nature!
Enjoy your evening folks, I'm off to ponder the 'needle turn' dilemma and get brave.
Blessings Michelle xxx

13 comments:

  1. Michelle you will work it out I'm sure... and that gorgeous fabric, funny how it knows which shopping bag to jump into! Sometimes the best ideas come to you when you are not really trying

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  2. The secret is "pasta" for energy and "coffee" for endurance...lol!
    I know you'll do wonders with it Michelle... your workmanship is excellent! :)

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  3. I'm sure your choices will be perfect? It's always a bit nerve racking at the start of a big project, but I know you can do it. So looking forward to seeing your progress.

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  4. I'm sure it will be beautiful no matter which method you choose.

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  5. Beautiful fabrics and so very you. Can't wait to see your William Morris Quilt - I know you will do a brilliant job.

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  6. Portabello is looking fantastic Michelle,looking forward to seeing your new one started.xx

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  7. Some gorgeous fabrics Michelle, and I know you will work out your dilemma with the needleturn, and find the time to squeeze a little work on this between your many new designs and other projects.

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  8. lovely fabrics Michelle. what a good find - I think you are clever to know the fabric which matches without the others with you... I need to see them together always....
    Hugz

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  9. Yikes - I don't do needleturn but I'm sure that quilt needs it. Lovely fabric you found! Portabello looks spectacular!

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  10. Really looking forward to seeing your start on the William Morris quilt.

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  11. Sleep on it a few nights and image the fabrics together and it will come to you. I tend to do that.

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  12. Love your William Morris quilt!!

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  13. Your portabello is looking so beautiful.

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