Monday, April 18, 2011

Look What I Found!

Nice to say hello to you all! I have been puddling along with my quilting and doing a lot of browsing - love it! I must put a bit more effort into stitching and commenting - naughty girl, again!

I discovered about eleven blocks in my linen press - my repro of The Wedding Quilt? unfinished and they would be about twelve years old. Here's my favourite block! It is all hand pieced and I must say I'm really delighted with the accuracy I achieved - the strawberry fabric is my favourite fabric of all times - thank you Patchwork on Stoneleigh who have now sadly closed their doors - correct me if I am wrong, but to my way of thinking they were the first shop in Australia to specialize in selling antique reproduction fabics only.


It is a gorgeous quilt - somewhere in my linen press I have lots of details about the original and I know a lot of you repro girls will be able to fill you in a bit further! It is one of my quilts where I stitched like crazy then ran out of steam. I really like the above four blocks, too - I don't have the desire to finish the quilt and the four blocks together don't look right as the strawberry one seems larger - optical illusion, I think - could I make a small quilt from them! - I could make a nice border - please comment if you have any ideas!


So lovely to be back chatting - I must admit I have thought long and hard about continuing blogging - now I'm back I'll try to be good, God willing! Ooooh, the Postie has delivered since I started this Post - it will be some gorgeous modern fabric - I'm going to tease myself and put on another load of washing and also a pot roast for tonight's dinner before I open the parcel!

Happy stitching!

29 Lovely People said ...:

Lizzie said...

Nice to have you back Lurline, those blocks are beautiful. Do you think you'll go back to them? I have blocks that I haven't touched for nearly 15 years, I love them but I know I'll never, ever finish them...
Lizzie
xxx

shez said...

lovely quilt Lurline,good to see you back

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those are gorgeous happy blocks Lurline!

Maree: said...

Welcome Back not that you were Ever Gone...
Beautiful Blocks I hope you work out to do something with them would be a shame to let them sit in the cupboard and not be admired...
Hope all is well with Ed Too...
cheers

Mistea said...

Those sure are gorgeous blocks. There must be some way to put them together so they can be enjoyed.

Christine said...

Lovely to read your post, love the blocks, I remember you starting them.
I would put them on point, they are lovely.

cheers
Christine

Barb said...

These are just awesome!!!

Janet said...

I can relate to what you're thinking on the blocks, there's a lot you could do with them but if it doesn't appeal to you to work with them, just play with your new fabrics. How could you wait to open the parcel??
It's great to see you do a post very so often, even if it's less than before.

Kathie said...

oh I love that block !!!! oh boy so many of them are pretty!
ok what are you crazy, there is no way I could wait to open that package of fabric....
can't wait for you to share what was in side!
Kathie

Margaret said...

They're all so pretty! I hope you make something out of them -- shame to let them just sit tucked away in your linen press. I do wonder what was in the package.... :D Hope it's good fabric!

JCnNC said...

The blocks are so beautiful and if you have no interest in completing the quilt,(if it were me) I would make a series of four pillows. They can each definitely stand alone and the pillows would bring a touch of Spring and Happy into your home. I love changing out the pillows in our sunroom according to the season. Just a thought. Judy C

Pauline said...

Hi Lurline.
lady, they are awesome!!! you know about 5 years ago they would have been a bit outdated..lol..now they are back and vogue and just gorgeous......cant wait to see it finished???? lol
cheers

Monica said...

Very pretty! If the blocks were mine, I'd set them on point in a 3x3 setting and then make a simple chain block to go in between them in the setting.

Janet said...

I was surprised to read that your gorgeous block with the strawberries is 12 years old - it looks so fresh and pretty and that color of blue is everywhere. The blocks together are wonderful - I hope you can figure out what to do with them - it was a treat to see them. :0)

Deb said...

Lovely version of this quilt Lurline. I hope you finish them someday. Seems such a shame to put them back in a cupboard.

Narelle said...

Gorgeous blocks Lurline ... you always have beautiful work to share. Would be a shame to return those blocks to the cupboard ... perhaps a runner or cushions? If you had 5 blocks the strawberry one could be the centre panel?

I too like to savour the opening of a parcel and will leave it till last ... enjoy your new fabrics :o)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I am so glad that you have decided to keep blogging--I really would of missed you if you had stopped. I know sometimes it is alot of work to post--but remember this is your journal to your self too--you can look back and not only read what you have done==you get to see pictures and get to read comments from others about your projects--soooo!!!
hugs, Di and that miss gracie

Jeni said...

So pretty...cant wait to see completed project

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Beautiful Lurline!!! Boy you have got patience to wait all that time to open a parcel...good on you!!! Dzintra

Marianne said...

So beautyful blocks
Happy Easter! Glad Påsk!
Marianne

Julia said...

Lovely blocks Lurline..would be lovely as a small quilt.
Julia ♥

Gari said...

The blocks are really beautiful: they would make a really nice throw or lap quilt for someone. Nice to see you again.

Myra said...

Awesome blocks you've got there Lurline! They are great! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Bev C said...

Hello Lurline,

Have you thought about framing the blocks. Happy Easter.
Bev.xoxo

Elizabeth said...

They are beautiful blocks.....I think that a perfect sashing/frame with corner stones in a really pretty fabric could set off all the blocks and then you could complete it with a perfect border!
Have fun auditioning fabrics;-)

Char said...

Lurline...I just love all your colorful projects.....color just makes me happy and I want to make something happy with it..
Where do you get the time to do all that hand work?

Grethe said...

Oh gosh - how beautiful,love your choice of colours:-) And I really love your Liberty Pin-wheels! Happy Quilting,Lurline.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

So beautiful. These blocks are really distinct and lovely.

soggibottom said...

Hello :-)
I always love to see you visit up county :-)
That's a saying they have here in the South West of England.
I always love visiting, down SOUTH, when I have a chance to do so :-) :-) :-) x x x x