Here are more blocks for the Soy Amado quilt. I knew I would not have any time to quilt this week :-( so I saved these pictures from last week.
Anyway, I hope to be able to a bit of quilting tomorrow and thursday. I still have 4 more blocks to go to get to the 20 needed for the quilt. The new blocks will be similar to these next ones.
For this first block I used very very simple patchwork but let the quilting take over the show. I did start with a stitch-in-the-ditch around the centre, but that was because I had a different plan first. After quilting around the inner shape I changed my plan and this is the result. When I do this block again I will skip the stitch-in-the-ditch, I think.
Front & back:
The second block has the same patchwork as the McTavishing blocks, but the quilting is different.
To refresh your memory: here is the McTavish “look” in a contrasting thread.
Here is the same patchwork block but with a less contrasting thread and a feather heart FMQ. I used a template to draw the heart shape, but the feathers were done freehand.
Here is the last block. Same set up. I like the upper “feather fingers” in the heart of the previous block a little bit better.
I LOVE these blocks!
I do not know about you, but I have been having trouble with flickr and the wordpress site.
I discovered that if you do not like the new set up of Flickr you can get the old look back by changing the language on the bottom of the page. It is a really quick fix! I turned it on to German, and now I can just find the web address for the pictures again just like before. WHY DO THEY CHANGE THINGS THAT ARE WORKING JUST FINE???
In wordpress I am having trouble with adding the pictures from flickr. Every picture ends up on the top of my draft. What is up with that? Who knows how to fix that problem???
Today I went through the house like a tornado. Grabbing STUFF that I do not want anymore, STUFF that can go to a new home, STUFF that is cluttering up my cabinets, STUFF that just needs to go into the trash, STUFF that needs to be recycled…. STUFF, STUFF, STUFF everywhere. It felt really good the do this DEEP CLEANSE, but after doing all of this work, there is not really much to show for it. There is still laundry in the the living room, bags and bags in the hallway and the vacuum cleaner needs to be set to work. The cabinets do have more space in them though. I am surely not done but I am glad that I got this far.
So, now I am tired! :-)
I am off to bed!
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