Wednesday, April 30, 2014

W.I.P. Wednesday.....

Goodness! Is it Wednesday again already? Well I haven't gotten much sewing done this week.Very busy around the farm! I am working on the above block and just finished the block below.
Not real sure how I feel about this block. I am just not in love with it. It is made with 1800's repro fabrics. I love the fabrics. Just not sure about the overall effect. But I hope yall are having a great week and getting lots and lots of sewing done!
And, Welcome to my newest friends and followers Teresa at Stitchin Friends (she is working on a Lucy Boston POTC that will knock yer socks plum off ya feet!) and welcome to Chrissie at made by Chrissie D.  Yall , Chrissie has made the most adorable dog bed with AMY BUTLER fabrics for her little dog Tatty! Sew cute and she has a tutorial for it up on her blog, so be sure and check that out! Welcome to the farm ladies! I hope that you will grab a button from the sidebar and plow along with us! Have a great day everyone! I hear a cow bawling I gotta go see about!
xo jan
Linking link with the wonderful Lee at Freshly Pieced! I see she's been running around a jungle over there! Check it out! have fun yall!
xo jan

19 comments :

  1. I love that second block! It's so unusual and you have cut the pieces beautifully. The fabrics go together perfectly as well - what's not to love about it?

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  2. I love both of your blocks, although each has a very different personality. You're the second blogger I've stumbled across who is working on that patchwork of the crosses design and I'm just smitten by it! Is there a book, pattern, or tutorial out there somewhere? It looks like paper piecing, which I've never attempted. Would you consider it appropriate for an "adventurous beginner," or something to work up to after attempting easier paper pieced patterns first?

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  3. I love both of your blocks ... but then I've loved every single one you've shared here or on Facebook, so that's no surprise. I can't wait to see your finished quilt ... someday, I know, someday. ;-)

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  4. Oh my!!!! they are gorgeous...but I love the pink!!!

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  5. Your fabric is fussy cut so precisely!

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  6. I love everything about the pink and green block!

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  7. Love both blocks - both are spectacular!!

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  8. You make the most amazing blocks. Where do you get the paper templates and how do you know how to fussy cut them so well? Thanks for sharing. I come by your blog often.

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  9. both blocks look great, must have a go at this, seem to think i might have said this before! this time I mean it

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  10. Love the first block and I agree with concensus, your fussy cutting is perfect. I also like the second block but the design that way, looks like little fingers reaching out to somewhere - or is that just my spooky mind, guess it must be lol
    Wonder what those same spooky fingers would look like if theyd been turned the other way so that the blue flowers met in the centre and the fingers were then inverted.......if that makes sense?
    But having said that its beautifully pieces and fab fabrics again.

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  11. Love both of the blocks. When I scrolled down and saw the second block my first response was WOW and after reading your blog I still say WOW. I think that your sense of color is just right. Great work!

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  12. I would love to be able to do these blocks. Do you have a tutorial or a pattern that we can go by? What are you going to do with the blocks?

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    1. Hi there,
      You are a no reply commenter so I could not email you directly. These are just 1" honeycomb paper pieces. There is not really a pettern. You just put 24 of these together to make the block. You join to other blocks with more honeycombs and 1" squares. I buy my paper pieces at paper Pieces.com. Hope this helps.

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    2. Also here is a tutorial I did on my blog. http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/2014/03/lucy-boston-patchwork-of-crosses.html

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    3. Thank you Jan. I went to the tutorial and I think I will make this a centerpiece for a wall hanging. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  13. Both blocks are beautiful, but I think if you reverse the honeycomb pieces that are made from the same fabric as the crosses you will like it much better. With the fabric features all going in the same direction, the cross itself does not pop as much as it should. Either another fabric or a reverse on the direction of the fabric you've used should give you a new perspective on things.

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  14. Your blocks are outstanding! It is amazing the different looks you can get with different fabrics. So neat!

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  15. I love your work! I like both blocks, but I am partial to the 2nd block, perhaps its the vintage fabrics!

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  16. Jan this is coming along beautifully. I will not EPP, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't love to have one......I'm thinking your beautiful quilt would love a home in........let's see.........maybe Texas...wink !

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