Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Corner Blocks - Urns and Flowers!

I think almost from the start, I decided I would have an urn block in each corner of my CWBQ - so now we have them! I had to make sure 'my block', top right, tied in with the others - seems okay?
There are pears elsewhere in the quilt, so all should be well! I just have to remember now to keep pre-used fabrics aside to put into the border applique!


I decided to make nice, fine bias stems for the pears - I shocked myself here! - I like fine stems and the rest are a scant 1/4", so you can see I have jagged these tiny, fine stems - if you haven't seen before have a little look here to see how I make my stems with a Hera Marker. I do find the weave of the fabrics is a plus, too!

Gremlins invaded my body over the weekend and I think there are a few still lurking - I lay in bed thinking of all things pretty and thought about these fabrics I had bought in Melbourne, and lots of other beautiful fabrics and designs. I didn't get to Boddington, so, sorry I have no gold to spread around. Guess what? - still cold and rainy here and I did spray my roses again yesterday afternoon - I'm going to keep trying no matter what and have arranged for Hire-a-Hubby to come 9 October.
DD and I considered taking the littlies to the Perth Royal Show today - maybe Friday now?
Happy day everyone!

36 Lovely People said ...:

Nedra said...

Those blocks are so beautiful. Good job. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Julie said...

All looks very symmetrical to me. Very pretty.

Robyn said...

Lurline, you take care and hope the gremlins leave you alone!
I love love love your block and your others.
You must be having so much fun with this... I know I'm enjoying handstitiching presently too :D

Deb said...

When I saw the little thumbnail of these four blocks - I thought it was a Blackbird design (and I LOVE their stuff). You must be so happy with these. Your own design is perfect. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Mildred said...

Hi Lurline, Your blocks are divine - I collect things with pears for my dining room and I love the ones you have created in your block. I am sorry you are having cold days and hope it warms up soon!

Janet said...

The urn fits in perfectly and the blocks look so gorgeous together. Get better soon.

Notjustnat said...

Lurline, I love all the blocks together. Specially with the pears on it. Good job - Hugs Natima

Shari said...

Your urn block is beautiful and fits right in. Too perfect. Love the pears... and the pretty pinks...

Julia said...

Blocks look lovely Lurline... four lovely urn corners!
Hope your feeling better now!
Hugs Julia ♥

Jeanette said...

I love your blocks Lurline. They look fabulous. The fabrics you chose are really nice. I really must get started on my blocks. Maybe tomorrow. :)
Hugs, Jeanette

Riet said...

Oh Lurline, your blocks are beautiful. And your fabrics are gorgeous.
Have a nice day

Ati said...

Beautiful appliqué blocks Lurline!

Rebecca said...

The blocks aare looking good hope you enjoy the show and as for the gremlins I am afraid rest works best. Take care
Bec

Wendy B said...

Lurline, your work is spectacular....the quilt is going to look magnificent completed, without a doubt!!!
I hope you're feeling better soon....give those gremlins the ol' heave-ho!!!
;o) Wendy B

Fiesta said...

lurline your blocks are gorgeous and your applique is perfect.

Cornfield Quilter said...

You never cease to amaze me. Each project you do is more beautiful than the next! I am anxious to see the whole prject put together, it will be stunning!
Take care of yourself, I hope you get feeling better real soon.

Shelly said...

I think your blocks work really well together Lurline. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.
I hope you are feeling better. Take care.

Stephanie said...

I just love your block with the pears. As for that pretty pile of pinks and reds--please make something soon. :o)

Kaaren said...

Love your blocks, Lurline. Now that I have some time I'm definitely going to do some applique work. You have inspired me indeed!

Feel better soon!

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous blocks Lurline...you have done a stunning job. I love the pears. All that pink goodness is lovely too!

Quilt Hollow said...

Wowzers girl! Awesome job!!!

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Lurline Just love those Pears. Love the striped tablecloth that the apples are on. Must admit I am preparing that block and have been wondering what to use. You have given me food for thought, thankyou. I have been using my Bias Bars that have been tucked away forever- at least 10 years and only used once. They are now being put to good use and I find that I can make nice fine bias too.
Sorry you are still not feeling up to scratch. That weather change will do it every time. I sprayed my roses with soapy water and was then told that I have to use garlic in the water too so that not only do they get soap in their eyes and have to let go to scrub at their eyes they also have to breathe over each other so that they well and truly topple off.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your blocks. They are beautiful and the applique perfect! You said they were corner blocks. Can't wait to see what the quilt looks like.

Carin said...

your blocks are wonderful just lovely!

Karen said...

Just beautiful Lurline!

call me crazy said...

How lovely! You do beautiful applique! Have a happy day!~ :-)

DiahRothman said...

I always come here to visit your beautiful works.... To me all are perfect masterpiece!

Sherri said...

So gorgeous!!! I love each block! Hope you feel better soon!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So, so gorgeous - love every one of your blocks!!

Rose Marie said...

Wow ..... those urn blocks are gorgeous!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Always love what you do Lurline. My applique isn't up to this kind of work.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hey, I had those same little guys in my body too! nasty buggers!! Your blocks are stunning, your work is perfect, in everyway, the colors the look, the applique, just wonderful. And that fabric, oh how pretty it is!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Your blocks are so pretty and what a great way you have used the fabrics to co-ordinate with each other and within each block--and your applique work is beautiful---I just love that pile of "pinks" of fabric you have---hugs, Di

Kim said...

CWBQ is looking good...it is going to be a most beautiful quilt. I wonder how many hours you'll have in it when its done! Have you seen quilts at shows and they tell you all the hours, spools of thread, fabric and money invested into the quilt?

Happy Sewing!... this is gonna be an heirloom.

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

I love the pears!

Jeanne said...

I just love your applique blocks! You're making a lot of progress, too.