GARDEN PARTY 2014 - Block 3 - Washtub full of berries

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gini Posted: Sun, Mar 2 2014 4:35 PM

I can see, after doing this block that we will need to take great care when aligning the pieces that overlap.   When you are placing your appliqué pieces on the next background, do not forget to factor in your 1/4 inch seams.  Leave large seam allowances for fudge factor.  Once again this is an easy block to make, but lining it up with the previous block will be tricky if you aren't careful.   I didn't bring my first two blocks with me, as soon as I get home I will attach them  and post a picture. 

The missing berries on the left side are on the seam allowance.  I'm leaving an inch or more  at the seam allowances free, to give me lots of room when i need to stitch that seam.   The berries are wool, the rest of the appliqués cotton.  Thanks to Leslie bringing me more wool, I was able to make more berries.  I didn't have my picture with me and evidently I like lots of berries.   I used them all and I need more to go on the other blocks.    I needed to cut about ten more to finish.  

Enjoy this block.  The next two are a bit more work. 

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gini replied on Sun, Mar 2 2014 4:37 PM

We are stuck in branson for today and maybe to morrow.  Luckily I have, lots of  handwork with me.  

 

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Kris replied on Sun, Mar 2 2014 7:57 PM

Looking good Gini. I like the washtub fabrics. I won't be working on mine 'til the weekend.

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gini replied on Mon, Mar 3 2014 4:33 PM

Thanks kris

i can't believe I got on here I've been trying all day.  So much for the site being fixed

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Bonita replied on Thu, Mar 6 2014 11:24 AM

Gini, you can never get enough berries. I'm almost afraid to ask a question here  as I never know when I can get back in. How did you attach the berries?

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gini replied on Thu, Mar 6 2014 3:47 PM

with a whip stitch

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Great block, Gini. I lost my iPad charging cord and couldn't get on here with my PC for some reason. So I'm just now getting on this site. Had to wait till I made it to town to get a new cord. Living in the boonies has its disadvantages.

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Patti replied on Sun, Mar 9 2014 8:55 PM

Love the block Gini.  As someone said, great washtub fabric.

 

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gini replied on Mon, Mar 10 2014 12:46 AM

I should add, Bonita, that the berries are wool

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Linny t replied on Mon, Mar 10 2014 3:56 PM

Gini, your block is adorable.

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gini replied on Mon, Mar 10 2014 10:19 PM

Thanks linny

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Patti replied on Sat, Mar 29 2014 11:51 PM

well, I have mostly been working on block 3 today.  There are a lot of berries.  Not sure if I will get them all done tomorrow.   If I get block 3 done, then I will have caught up.  Already picking our fabrics for block 4.  Now I know how my wonderfully clean and organized sewing room becomes a disaster zone. It's call looking for the right fabric from my stash.

 

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gini replied on Sun, Mar 30 2014 12:56 AM

good going, patti,  I did my berries in wool and they went pretty quick, except I didn't have the pattern with me and have quite  a few more than intended.   I was going to try and get the next block done tonight, but I might head for bed instead.

 

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Kris replied on Sat, Apr 5 2014 8:02 PM

I finally got my pieces cut and my washtub glue basted to the background. I'll work on stitching it down tomorrow.

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Kris replied on Sun, May 18 2014 3:54 PM

It's slow going but still going. I have the berries left but not in the mood for them. I had to hang this sideways on the design wall to make it fit.

Sorry it's a bit blurred, my camera isn't working properly.

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