WILDFLOWERS - SEPTEMBER BLOCK - WILD BLUE FLAX

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gini Posted: Thu, Sep 13 2012 7:12 PM

you'll notice that i made one of the buds with two pieces and the other two with one piece.   the pattern called for three pieces.   now i could fib and say i meant the top bud to look like that,  that is not how it is in the pattern,  i got the bud part too far up.    after looking at it i decided it looked like a bud getting ready to open  and i liked it.  so it stays the way it is. 

 i will go back and add  some color with embroidery, but i'm not sure it's worth the extra work for me to do these buds  in so many pieces.   this block was a bit harder.   teensy little buttons, or flowery buttons would look good as flower centers.

i don't have the second september flower ready.  it is half done.  i am getting close to catching up.  when we start the october blocks we will be half way through.

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Kris replied on Thu, Sep 13 2012 9:30 PM

Very nice Gini. I like all the fabrics here. Thanks for sharing your process.

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Linny t replied on Fri, Sep 14 2012 12:03 PM

Very cute, Gini.

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gini replied on Fri, Sep 14 2012 12:07 PM

thanks linny and kris

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Barbara replied on Mon, Sep 17 2012 7:19 AM

Gini , beautiful

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gini replied on Mon, Sep 17 2012 11:07 AM

thanks barbara

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gini replied on Thu, Oct 25 2012 6:34 PM

This one's not embellished yet either.  The little buds were a challenge, but not too bad.  I bet this one's pretty in real life.

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linny, i'm moving all the like flowers to one thread

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gini replied on Thu, Oct 25 2012 6:36 PM

the above block is linny's i wasn't very successful with that move

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Frances replied on Mon, Jun 24 2013 8:03 AM

This block for me didnt want to play, i had a real hard time with it, I might redo the block another time but i will see at the end whether it will just blend in or look like an elephant in a quilt.

lots of love

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Nice job.

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Frances:

This block for me didnt want to play, i had a real hard time with it, I might redo the block another time but i will see at the end whether it will just blend in or look like an elephant in a quilt.

lots of love

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Some block we just struggle with. It could be the fabric you chose or just simply the grain you cut each piece on. Sometimes it's just how you felt while you were stitching the block! Overall though, I think blocks of this size just blend in when you get the whole thing together. Consider it a practice block and I'm a firm believer that practice blocks are still time spent and worthy of being included in some project somewhere. I don't throw anything away. Better luck with the next one!

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gini replied on Mon, Jun 24 2013 12:06 PM

Beautiful block frances.    One of the things I do when the fabric is being difficult.   I finger press on the turn line, pretty firmly with my fingernails.  That gives it memory of where it needs to turn.

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Frances replied on Mon, Jun 24 2013 1:28 PM

Gini,

I dont think it was the fabric i think it was me.... you know when of those blocks 5 mins into the block i had to unpick i think i should have known where it was going from the start but i dont mind i started this one with the 6 inch blocks thinking that if i could do 6 inch blocks for my first Applique quilt, then anything else should be easier and so far thats worked out right.

Thank you everyone for all your support, it means a lot.

lots of love

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France's, I agree that even if you decide not to use this block in your finished quilt it will find a home in another project. I think it will blend and you won't even notice anything. We are our worst critics. Hugs

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gini replied on Tue, Jun 25 2013 8:11 PM

Frances:
I dont think it was the fabric i think it was me.... you know when of those blocks 5 mins into the block i had to unpick i think i should have known where it was going from the start

i know frances, that's why i have an enormous/giganticus ufo pile

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