COUNTRY COUSINS - BLOCK 5 - BELOVED HEART

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gini Posted: Sun, Jul 3 2011 12:53 AM

I did not like the little hearts on the leaves after i got them all appliqued.  maybe it was the color.   i might add something later, but for now, this is it.   after the first leaf, this was a fun block to make.    gini

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Kris replied on Mon, Jul 4 2011 5:18 AM

I like it without the hearts too Gini. I'm working on my leaves.

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Carol W replied on Wed, Jul 6 2011 3:54 PM

I finished mine today.  Here it is:

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gini replied on Wed, Jul 6 2011 4:32 PM

beautiful block ,carol   now, i love your little hearts.    mine were probably too close in color to the background.   i might have to rethink adding them.     gini

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Linny t replied on Wed, Jul 6 2011 5:00 PM

Carol, how pretty!  I haven't started mine yet, so it's nice to see how the little hearts look.  Really nice work, Carol.  Were the leaves hard to do?

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Linny t replied on Wed, Jul 6 2011 5:10 PM

Gini, this is pretty.  Your work is always perfect.  I like the different fabrics in the little things below the leaves (the C-ish shapes).  It makes it interesting.  I am still debating about the hearts.  I haven't started my block yet.

I've noticed something about myself with this quilt.  In the beginning I was sticking pretty close to what the author used in the book and what I've seen in traditional Baltimores.  The more blocks I make, the more willing I am to vary from that.  I like it.  I don't know why I was being so rigid in the first place.  It's a Baltimore, I guess, and  that made me think in a little bit of a box.  Now I'll have to make sure I don't get all wonky with my fabric choices and end up with some ugly quilt, lol. 

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Carol W replied on Wed, Jul 6 2011 5:11 PM

Thanks Gini and Linny T!  I didn't find the leaves hard to do - just take your time in getting that seam allowance under.  I took them slow and it went well.  I think I had more trouble with the little hearts, getting that inside 'v' to go under!  It was tiny!!   But I am pleased with how it finished.  Now on to the next one.

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gini replied on Wed, Jul 6 2011 6:16 PM

thanks linny.  i'm the same way   i strt off sticking close to the book, and then i add b&w checked flowers.   as long as you introduce a wonky fabric several times throughout the blocks it  will look good.  is it even possible to make an ugly baltimore?

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Kris replied on Wed, Jul 6 2011 8:19 PM

Carol,

your block is very pretty. Your hearts look good. Nice work.

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Kris replied on Wed, Jul 6 2011 8:20 PM

Gini,

I forgot to say I like your block too. I like your fabrics. I really admire your fearlessness when choosing fabrics.

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Gini and Carol - I like both of your renditions - with the hearts and heartless (sorry, couldn't pass on that :o) ) 

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Carol W replied on Thu, Jul 7 2011 8:38 PM

Thanks Kris and Marge!

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BARBEES replied on Sun, Jul 10 2011 2:04 PM

No such thing as an ugly baltimore!!!  You are doing just fine!  :-)

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This was one of my early blocks, that I know I would do a much better job on the leaves if I were to do it again.  They didn't turn out bad, just that they were not fun at the time I did them.  The hearts in the leaves I did as reverse applique.

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Kris replied on Sun, Jul 10 2011 8:50 PM

Pretty block Grandma Sal. I like your yellow fabric a lot.

I found the leaves quite tedious so I was slow in getting them done.

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