Sunday, 26 March 2017

Weekending








I've been a little miserable with a cold all weekend, I have managed to do a little sewing, and work on my Bird Dance project, as well as lots of  reading, and spending time on the computer.
  • Some gorgeous little 3" blocks for my medallion quilt - though I am not sure if I will use the flower blocks in it, at this point I am thinking the pale silvery background is now to light and bright.
  • Border one is completed on my Midnight in the Tulip Garden Medallion
  • starting my 15th bird - halfway there now.
  • Lots of lovely applique and embroidery inspiration here, (I am so lucky Auckland Libraries has such a fabulous craft section) I am wondering whether the botanical applique patterns would transfer easily enough to be done in felt rather that silks,
I'm currently reading  Summary Justice by John Fairfax, a British legal thriller that I am enjoying immensely, and for a change of pace Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier set in 1800's America in the Cherokee nation.

This article caught my eye and made me think -  and yes I am probably one of the mediocre

Also planning  something new, and hopefully exciting with Linda from Kokaquilts, the big reveal will be April 1.

Have a fabulous week!!

9 comments:

  1. What a shame you have been a bit miserable. Looks like some paper piecing, which I was doing today also, these will look fabulous with your medallion.

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  2. I'm love your tulip quilt start. What lovely eye candy those books are. I have a big appliqué quilt to tackle this year. So far all I have done is read the pattern! I'm not quite sure what technique to use. So many different ways to do appliqué.

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  3. I'm sorry to hear you haven't felt well Julie! But if it was a good excuse to slow down and read, rest and hand stitch, that has to be a positive from it! Your medallion quilt is coming along nicely, as are your birdies! You are still tempting me to buy this pattern! Maybe I need it now! And mediocre is far too harsh a word to describe our 'normal' lives! Maybe that's what most of us aspire to.....

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  4. Oh my, I just read that article about 10 minutes before reading your post, talk about funny. I thought it was a great article.
    I really needed to read it. I can be hard on myself.
    Carla
    Hope you feel better soon.

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  5. I too have just read that article, made me almost cry. A simple full filling life style, what many of us aspire to I'm sure. And sewing... I love your little blocks, very pretty.

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  6. I'm trying to catch up on reading blogs, it's always a delight to see a post from you Julie. The article you gave us the link to comes just at the right time for me personally. What a great piece of writing, this needs to be printed and up on the wall - thanks for sharing this. Hope your cold is gradually disappearing, the only good thing about it is that you have had time to just sit and read and sew.

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  7. I hope you are feeling a bit better! You've made wonderful progress in spite of feeling poorly, I think. The tulip blocks are adorable! Don't discount them just yet - they may work... Medallion border 1 is great!

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  8. Oh... I LOVE those fussy cut cornerstones! (ok, you had me at AMH) The tulip blocks are fun too! Hmmm... I've been doing a lot of applique these days, and am so wound up to be working on pattern number 4! I hadn't really planned it that way, but it's a medallion quilt (inspired by your idea) and I'm loving it! Get well soon and looking forward to border two!

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  9. Would love to find those books in my local library! Wow! Hope you are completely well now and looking forward to a brand new weekend Julie.

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