Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wish Block and Swap Quilt

These two little guys were outside the dinning room window this morning. It was a bit funny watching them doing a balancing act on the fence, We don't usually see raccoons out during the daylight. They did eventually found a way down and ran off.
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I did some piecing of the my first Wish block and I appliqued the hearts and stars as well. I like doing freezer paper and starch method for my applique. Not much else going on right now, I've been working on piecing the quilt for Polka Dot Girls, I've gotten to the borders and can't make up my mind which fabric I want to use....arrggg.

I just finished a Little Quilt swap with Quilt Hollow, she received the quilt I made her this week. I'm still waiting for the postman to bring mine, the mail here is a bit slower than usual because the inside workers are striking and that slows down the mail getting out. You'll be the first to see it when I get my package, I hope it won't be too long, I'm excited to see what she made for me. I've really enjoyed getting to know my partner better over the last few months. Mary is new to blogging so go over and say "Hi", she has a awesome blog and don't forget to enter her giveaway.

Take time to relax with needle and thread in hand.

28 comments:

MARCIE said...

That block is too cute for words! You stiching and applique, the colors, etc. are GREAT! I will love watching your progress with this.

Stina said...

Ahhh...this quilt is so wonderful and your will be ...ahhh.... so nice!!!
Hope I will get this done next year!!
Have to check what you made for Quilt Hollow... so I´m off to her place... see you!! :o)

Stephanie said...

What an absolutely darling block!

Judy said...

Those are the nuttiest racoons I've ever seen!
I'm loving the first block you have made. It's so pretty!

bettsy said...

Oh no! This is too cute. I just know that I want to make this quilt too but I don't need another project. And although my stash is big enough I don't really have enough reds. What am I going to do? Keep posting your progress and I see how long I can resist. Glad that the corrections were of some help.

Ginger Patches said...

I love that block...so cute! I just did my first project using starch and freezer paper and I like it too!

Quilt Hollow said...

I marked your tutorial on freezer paper applique last summer; bought myself a small Clover iron, have freezer paper, starch and numerous projects. Do you think I've even started one?! The only applique I've done recently is wool on my Jo club. I've got a Piece & Plenty BOM from FQ Shop that is also still unwrapped and waiting for my attention.

Your racoon friends are just too adorable....odd they were out in daylight hours....must be confused. Talk soon.....

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love your Wish block, will you do the others also in red?

Raccoons sure look cute but can be nasty pests...anyway thanks for the link to Quilt Hollow/Mary's blog; I'm off to check it out now...

em's scrapbag said...

The wish block is fabulous! How fun to watch the raccoons.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG Wendy I love that. Is that the pattern in the Australian Mag that ran for several issues??? Love yours!!

Lissa Jane said...

Wendy

very lovely.. but if this is from the homespun, there is an error or three with cutting instructions.. they are on the homespun site (the corrections)


Lissa
Australia
who has met Bronny Hayes in the 'flesh' and she is just LOVELY..

Knot Garden said...

I think it's amazing that you actually get raccoons in your garden.
The redwork block is beautifully done - I really love the stars. The whole effect is lovely.

Gina said...

Love the block.
Those raccoons are so cute.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

yellowfarmhouse said...

Those little raccoons just make me smile. I know they can be pesty but they are cute. Weird to see them out in the day. Your redwork block is adorable - love the applique around the outside. Very very sweet. Can't wait to see your swap from Mary. I'm off to check out your quilt.

Hugs - Karen

Libby said...

Such a sweet block - the applique stars and hearts are just right *s*

Carrie P. said...

Love that wish block. So cute.

sewkalico said...

Your swap quilt is DIVINE! I loved when I saw your stars and that quilt is so cute - tell me more!!!
Wow! Racoons! My son would be impressed :-)
Lovely redwork block too!

Floss said...

I lave the wish block, so cute.

Chookyblue...... said...

the wish block looks great.......

Jackie said...

I can't believe that you had raccoons during the day either. Do you think they were rabid?? I love your Wish block. Where did you get this pattern? It is really lovely, and your stitching is great! I can't wait to see your progress on your Polka Dot Girls too. Have a great weekend.

Catherine said...

Wow!! Love your Wish block!! Very impressive!! Cathy

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Mary,
I love your Wish block, beautiful stitching, the applique hearts add alot to the borders.
Those racoons were out and about abit late...must have wanted a peek at your block too...
Your Lori Smith BOM is wonderful.....

Darlene said...

Oh, Wendy, love the first block - very cute!

The quilt you made for Mary is adorable - I can't wait to see what she made for you.

Karen said...

Wonderful Wish block. I love all the red!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your wish block is just gorgeous.

Amy said...

Thank You for sharing, I love the block.Happy Stitching, Amy

alda said...

oh it is so cute too!!!! I love the designs of Bronwyn HAyes! In Germany we receive the australian magazins much later as you! It's too late to make this lovely christmas stitcheries in this year, but how lucky I am! The next christmas time will come 2009 too!
alda

The Demanding Doll said...

Ooooh! That Wish block is gorgeous. I'm wanting to start an embroidery/quilt project. Who designed the pattern?