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Saturday, May 28, 2016

State of the Nation. ...around here!

Finally we have had a couple of cooler evenings....not cardy or fire weather but cooler enough to get the trusty old hoop out.
I made some progress last night and rediscovered why I  loved this Robyn Pandolph design....
The fabrics are so pretty too!
Another Blessings block is prepped and applique is under way.
Splendid Sampler blocks. ....
Hmmm! Finally got a paper pieced block the RIGHT SIZE! No one is more surprised than I am. I am playing nicely  but folks will never be a fan.
Block 30 is also done....so lovely and quick...
I adored the block by Charise Randall but really wanted to make this block. I decided however that I would like to applique this one. All prepared and ready to go.
So that's the state of my nation! Oh except there are rumblings and beary grumblings from the Bear stitchery tin but the girls will have to wait their turn.....after all I do only have one pair of hands!
Have a lovely weekend folks.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

21 comments:

  1. Nice lot of work done Michelle. You will be an expert at paper piecing and will love it. All looks fantastic. Yeah State of Origin hmm.

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  2. Well it is positively freezing in NSW.....

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  3. Haha....funny that your stitchery bears will be grumbling from their tin at you for not paying attention to them! Enjoy your creative evening.

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  4. It's been fire and cardy weather here......11 deg at 4 p.m., but it only feels like 4.7 deg!

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  5. Am very impressed with all the splendid sampler blocks. Keep on with the foundation piecing... I do all my small( dear Jane ) blocks that way! Back home to a very wet cold Victoria, and very sleep deprived.

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  6. Your quilting is looking beautiful Michelle. I have never tried foundation piecing so glad you have managed to conquer it. xx

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  7. Michelle, I have been going back and reading your blog. What type of caravan did you buy? Maybe we can meet up on the road somewhere.
    Kathleen Mary

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  8. Love your quilting, it suits the design perfectly. And those blessings blocks.......just lovely.

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  9. So glad you got through that paper picked block. I haven't done mine yet... Hopefully tomorrow after a few other projects....

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  10. You are one amazing hand quilter !

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  11. Hi Michelle,i do love seeing all the things you are working on,well done my friend ,enjoy your evening xx

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  12. Sew nice to have cooler weather sew you can get back to some projects you enjoy..
    Well done g eating your SS blocks done... I need to catch up, again.

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  13. Have had cooler evenings here this last week, have ben under the blanet I am crocheting the edge on. Your blocks are beautiful as is your quilting. Hope the grumbles from the tin don't get too loud!!

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  14. Love your hand quilting and your foundation piecing.

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  15. Well done keeping up with those Sampler blocks. Some are quite labour intensive despite their size.
    Quilting project looking very lovely.

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  16. Lovely that you finally get to do some hand quilting Michelle. Has been a mild Autumn here, but finally turned cool this week. Lovely SS blocks

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  17. What a great idea to do the block as applique instead of paper piecing, Michelle... it looks hard !! I'm sure yours will be very pretty x

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  18. You have done a lot. Great foundation piecing. I have given up the SS but I am going to stitch tge latest one...Jenny's. Loving your applique and quilting too.

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  19. Hallo Michelle,
    ich liebe deine Entwürfe und alle deine Arbeiten.
    GLG.
    Nelly

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  20. all lovely stitching Michelle... surrounded by colour and warmth.... fire is on here though...
    Hugz

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  21. Lovely to have suitable weather for stitching. I do enjoy seeing your progress with the quilting and with the sampler blocks.

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