Friday, March 05, 2010

a notion or two - penny's block

First off, thank you all SO much for your input on my bird quilt.  It seems you all were split 50/50 on what binding to do - so I'm mulling it over and will show you the reveal very soon! (I hope!)  It's not too late if you have an opinion and want to share!

I wanted to share another block I finished for my quilting bee this week.  Penny sent us a cool print of a bunch of houses and a circle quilt and asked us to use those as inspiration.  I thought about doing a free pieced house, but I'd been wanting to try some reverse or raw-edged applique.  I used Vickie's Sew, Mama, Sew tutorial.  I just applied my own shapes!



Here's a detail of the house. I did the half dome window first.  I wish I had done the other one first, because I would have cut panes in that one too.

 I have to say, I love the stripey sun.
I ended up with some empty space that needed something.  These were added last minute.  They might be my favorite part.  Who doesn't want a garden full of lollipop flowers?  I just cut some of the dots out of the polka dot fabric and sewed them down the center.

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I've added a new tab at the top of my blog.  Can you see it?  (Actually, they are all fairly new and if you use blogger you can have them too!)  It says sew & tell.  And if you click on it, you get some guidelines and tips on joining if you are new - or a refresher if you need it!  Hope it helps!  Since this is new, it would be great if you would all read it this time around!

So what did you finish this week?
Please refer to the sew & tell page if you have any questions or wonder why your link may have been deleted.
1. Link to your specific post about a sewing related finish you had THIS week.
2. Please mention sew & tell in  your post and link back to this post (link or button) so everyone can join in.
3. Pat each other on the backs in the comments!

Ready? Set, Go!

 

26 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Nicole said...

Great job! I've been excited to see what everyone else did. I feel like you can kind of read what people are like by what they chose to do. No? The flowers/lollipops are my favorite.

Karen said...

That is adventurous and it turned out a treat. Way to go.

randi said...

what a cute block!

randi

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Jenn said...

I am so amazed at how creative you are! You seem to have a knack for everything trendy! I love it!!

Diane said...

your house block is so cute! love the sun and the flowers!

Mary St. John Nielsen said...

You keep me motivated to get something finished for the Friday sew 'n tell. THANKS!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

The lollipop flowers are so cute! And so is your pieced sun!

Candied Fabrics said...

Those wee little flowers ROCK!

Sarah Pead said...

I love the little flowers. Such little details that add so much! :)

em's scrapbag said...

I also love those lollipop flowers. My sew and tell is a raw edge applique also. Though my method seems to be different. I'm going to check out the link you gave. Thanks

ivoryspring said...

Amy,

I love that you always try different things! :)

Dee said...

I adore the lollipop flowers! They're my most favoritest thing!

You win "Sweetest" award for Friday Finish!

nod said...

I love your flowers.
My sew & tell is my very first quilt!

pinksuedeshoe said...

I would love a garden of lollipop flowers! I think I may order some lollipop seeds and plant a few this spring :o)

Mandy Noble said...

Love the lollipop flowers! Thanks for organising Sew and Tell, you really keep me motivated!

allyn said...

i didn't realize the whole thing was reverse applique. that is cool. i thought it was only the sun. perhaps it was the blurry skype connection.
i still really love it. i should go work on mine.

Vicki said...

awesome! It is so cute, thanks for linking to me! The striped sun is great.

Lesly said...

So cute - my favourite is the little flower garden! Someone else on sew-n-tell this week did some awesome raw edge applique too - I'm really motivated to try some of that now after your examples!

She sews and scraps said...

This is just darling! I LOVE the lollipop flowers. You are for surely inspiring me to try something like this.
Thanks so much for always doing the sew n tells, I love participating!

KQuiltyBee said...

These are so much fun. I love all the different fabrics and shapes together. Nice job!

Ellis Family said...

Hey Stranger! I never check out your blog cause it depresses me and once again, after looking thru alllllllllllll your posts...........I. AM. DEPRESSED!! Whay can't I be this talented and creative? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr You are seriously the next Martha Stewart girl! Everything is amazing! :)

Amy - Park City Girl said...

CUTE! I love the flowers too :)

Kim said...

Your block looks great!

Rene' said...

Amy, great block! I really like the sun made with stripes. The lollipop flowers are too cute! Great stitching. The Sew and Tell tab at the top is a wonderful idea. Thanks for another fun Friday.

winterpeachblog said...

I am seeing houses like this pop up everywhere in blogs lately. They are super cute! Arlene

sewtakeahike said...

Love the block Amy and can't wait to get it!!! You did an awesome job with the reverse applique. That's one technique I haven't yet tried!

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