Tuesday, August 11, 2015

More blocks from the Antique Wedding Sampler and Quilting Flower Pots

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on my design dilemma. I am still torn and have decided to wait to make the final decision until after the rest of the blocks are finished. Hopefully once they are all arranged it will be more obvious which one works better to balance the quilt.

I have finished a few more blocks. This is one of my favorites, another starburst hand pieced block with broderie perse.

Here is block 9, an applique block with a fun fussy cut center.

I also made the cute little log cabin blocks for the Quiltmake Bitty Blocks BOM. They finish at 4". It was fun doing them totally scrappy from leftover bits of fabric, I think it took longer to cut than it did to sew!

Several years ago I made Flower Pots by Kim McLean and this week I finally had the courage to put it on the longarm machine. I have come to the conclusion that if I keep waiting til my skills are better to get all my tops quilted I will be waiting forever. The only way to improve my quilting skills is to practice, practice, practice so I here I go!

And I am off. This will take awhile but hopefully it will look OK and I keep telling myself that finished is better than perfect!

And finally someone asked about the paint color for my bedroom but was a no reply blogger which meant that I could not respond directly. The paint color is Aquatic Edge, a Valspar paint from Lowes. I have now used this color in three Master Bedrooms and still love it!



Beth Ferrier said...

Thanks for the room color. I don't know why the comment came up as no reply. Just so I'm not being stalkerish, I'm Beth and my blog is www.bethquilts.blogspot.com. I'm a big fan of your blog and have been following it for quite a while.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Oh this quilt will turn out great, the quilting looks good.

Kyle said...

You continue to work on some beautiful projects. Each Antique Wedding block surpasses the next one. The mini log cabins are super cute with all those different bits. I like your thought of "better finished than perfect". I'd say your machine quilting skills look pretty good from here. Flower Pots is going to be gorgeous when you're finished.

Janet said...

What lovely blocks! So pretty in blue and white! Your quilting looks wonderful to me.

Raewyn said...

As always your applique is beautiful, love the choices you are making. Cute wee log cabins, I know just what you mean about it taking as long to cut as it does to sew - sometimes it is a relief to get to the sewing stage!! And good on you with your quilting too, that is a lovely quilt and your quilting looks great!

Debra said...

What beautiful applique on that 9" block. Wow.. incredible. And you are so right about practice, practice, practice. It is true for most things. But your quilting looks great from here! LOL BTW- I am a little late to weigh in.. but I would choose the first vase. I like the weight with the darker color on the bottom of the vase.

Radka said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilt you are quilting, fantastic!
I love your blue blocks too,

Carole~Quilter on the hill said...

More beautiful AWS blocks! Your use of values is inspirational. Your Flower Pots is going to be stunning.

Karen said...

Great post, and finished IS better than perfect. Can't wait to see it.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love the blue and white blocks--beautiful! I think your quilting looks great--keep at it!