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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday With Lucy Boston

Today was time for Sunday Stitchers and trying to share the stitching love around I decided to work on my much neglected Lucy Boston blocks.
DO NOT FALL OFF YOUR CHAIR CHOOKYBLUE! Lol!
This was the state of affairs when I emptied my tin...

Some single blocks, some assembled and one with cream background almost completed. That's the one I chose to work on.
I realised that I am a closet perfectionist (probably not a surprise to some) and a not very well matched stitching thread  (that is visible to me) put me off and poor Lucy was abandoned in the tin. I am going to try and rematch the thread for a better fit.
I finished the almost done block....
And also got it sewn on to the assembled piece...happy camper! Just have to keep giving Lucy a turn out of the tin occasionally! However I do not think this will be a bed size quilt lol!
I also get sidetracked by other peoples pretties.... so want to make a scrappy Orange Peel quilt and seeing Lynda's cute little blocks just tempts me each time I see them.
*sigh*
A lovely day....lots of giggles and chat and we did stitch.
On the way home I just had to stop and take a piccie of  these Native Golden Penda blooms which are flowering profusely all around where I live. Stunning!

They are medium size trees covered in these fist sized blooms.
I hope you have enjoyed your weekend too.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

28 comments:

  1. Great work Michelle, slow progress is better than still stuck in the tin, I say! Gosh, the Penda blooms are so delicate... love their colour too xx

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  2. Hi Michelle so glad you had a lovely day with the girls,love your LB blocks,well done.xx

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  3. Well you got something done at least. Sounds like a fun day anyway and those flowers are stunning. xx

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  4. What gorgeous flowers! Well done on tackling a UFO - but yes, a full sized quilt is a lot of blocks.

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  5. Love your Lucy blocks. Those flowers are gorgeous.

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  6. Those flowers seem especially good this year - we have quite a few near us too. I hope Lucy escapes the tin a bit over the coming months.

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  7. What a lovely day...great to see you get back into your Lucy blocks x

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  8. Love the Penda blooms. Love the Lucy Boston. Someday . . . . Love the orange peels. Someday . . .

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  9. Lucy is looking great! I sure know what you mean about getting sidetracked. While searching for things for my trip I discovered an embarrassing number of unfinished projects. Love the flowers - so pretty!!

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  10. lovely...and thanks for sharing the photos of the tree....so different what grows in different places and I always love to see it...Mama Bear

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  11. Oh what gorgeous blocks! I love your work.

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  12. Beautiful blocks! I have never seen a penda bloom, they are a pretty shade of yellow.

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  13. your LB blocks do look gorgeous together.... so much variation. I saw chooky's this wkend too. those blooms are so striking... love it. glad you had a fun sewing day - were you at the naughty table?
    Hugz

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  14. I'm loving your LB blocks Michelle,

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  15. Your Lucy blocks are really coming along nicely....I was only looking at those treees today myself, they are beautiful.

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  16. The blocks are lovely no matter how long it takes. That old story again of too many projects and not enough time!!

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  17. Hi Michelle,
    I love your Lucy Boston blocks, I have always wanted to make one.
    The Golden Penda is beautiful, so bright , we don't have them in Melbourne.
    Hugs R.

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  18. Oooo I love your Lucy progress. I used to match all the threads for EPP but then an avid EPP stoitcher told me about the Aurifil 50 cotton. It is much finer and you only need a couple of colours as they tend to blend quite well. Just a hint that I learned after many years.

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  19. Love your Lucy quilt, but I understand how you feel, I am exactly the same. The blooms are lovely. Guida

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  20. I just love Lucy Boston blocks ....Lynda's Orange Peels do look tempting ....
    Such a pretty native...

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  21. Maybe the progress is slow, but the blocks are looking very beautiful.

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  22. Your Lucy quilt looks wonderful, well done for getting her out of the tin for a while. Hee hee I hope Chookyblue recovered from the shock!! The orange peel blocks look wonderful too. That is an amazing bush I haven't seen it before.

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  23. Your Lucy Boston blocks are so beautiful, hopefully working on them again will encourage you to keep going with them.

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  24. lucky I was stopped and sitting down when I read this post..........or should I say the text that Susan sent and then it really here in even more proof in the blog.........go girl..........it looks great.......great to spend time with the girls too.........

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  25. So love Lucy Boston blocks and yours are gorgoeus!
    So glad they came out to play on Sunday...hopefully they will stay out for a bit?

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  26. Michelle your block are coming along . They look great.

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  27. Oh I love Lucy Boston. I might have to look into it for a future project. Yours looks so lovely. I love the Penda tree. They are so gorgeous at the moment. X Have a great day.

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  28. your Lucy is looking gorgeous! mine is only 9 blocks, I couldn't face doing a bed sized quilt with it plus didn't have enough of the fabric range I was using. Mine will eventually be either a wall hanging or a large table topper (can't decide which yet!)

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