Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rachel Meyer Revisited and a few more sampler blocks

One of my most popular posts is one I did about a year ago about the Rachel Meyer quilt. In preparation for my back surgery I had prepped 6 blocks for stitching and quickly stitched 2 of the blocks. And then life happened. And the project was set aside while we endured the upheaval of another major move. At last I am back on track and while traveling to Ohio last week I was able to work on this block.

And I am feeling the excitement of this project again. Here are the first 3 blocks and I have started work on the next one. I am feeling the appliqué mojo returning, yay!

 

Work continues on my sampler blocks too and here are a few more.

This last one was particularly challenging as there were so many bias edges going on. Frankly I am amazed it turned out this well.

 

 

20 comments:

Barb said...

I love all of your blocks but those applique ones I would die for

Sue said...

Gorgeous appliqué blocks and watching how your pieced quilt is coming along. My quilt group made this as our charity quilt some years back.

Every Stitch said...

So glad the applique mojo is back! That is a gorgeous block and will be a stunning quilt. Your work is so inspiring!

Karen said...

Oh how I like your bird block. So well done. The fabric choices make me smile.

Sue said...

Gorgeous applique & your blocks are Beautiful !!!

Judy Dietrich said...

The appliqué blocks are beautiful. Love your colors. The first block with wreath---has amazing flowers around it. Glad the mojo is back!!

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Heather your Rachel Meyer is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing and thrilled you found the Mojo!

Alison said...

So excited to see your applique. Makes me want to start a new project.

Elaine said...

Beautiful applique!

antique quilter said...

the blocks are beautiful, I can't tell you though how happy I am to see you appliquéing again and how amazing the blocks are.
that bird block, WOW I just love that block.
you always inspire me and I hope my appliquéing mojo comes back too
Kathie

Karen H said...

I love this post - it makes me want to sew! The applique blocks are gorgeous as are the pieced blocks!

Teresa Rawson said...

MY, you've been busy! I love the Rachel Meyer block...so beautiful! Your points are so perfect on your sampler blocks...so nice! I try to piece too fast and always have to go back with the ripper and adjust. Yours are lovely!

Nancy said...

Your Rachel Meyer quilt blocks are just beautiful.
Great fabrics..

Bev said...

Are you going to sell patterns? Of course, I have more to do than I will live long enough to do but this is so gorgeous! I think your talent is amazing! What an inspiration you are!

Debra said...

Your Rachel Meyer blocks are gorgeous. Glad you got your applique mojo back.. I'm still looking for mine. :-)

Featheronawire Sally Bramald said...

That block is wonderful. I love how you have those tiny tiny sawtooth edges to those leaves done just perfectly.

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Great to hear that you've got your appliqué mojo back! The Racel Meyer blocks are gorgeous, love the fabrics you used for the bird. Your piecing skills are amazing too, the sampler blocks just look perfect.

Julierose said...

Hey Heather I have a few of those blocks left over from Georgie Peorgie if you're interested email me with your address and I'll send them on to you...hugs, Julierose

Jane in Wales said...

Your Rachel Meyer is so lovely. I am very glad that you are stitching that again! It will be a wonderful quilt.

Featheronawire Sally Bramald said...

What size are you making your Rachel Meyer blocks? I am guessing they are about 16 inches?