Monday, February 3, 2014

Moving forward and a Small finish

Here is the start to block 4 of Sarah's Revival.
This was my project of choice to work on in the evening hours last week.
It took me 2 evenings to prep this block.

Once I cut away the outside bulk/open areas, I find it easier to cut the fabric away from the block just a short bit in front of where I'm ready to needle turn the section under. This is a method referred to as "Cut Away" applique'.

My December block is completed. I created a "Christmas Geese" border around the redwork block. Just one block left in need of a border design and then this Calendar Girls UFO quilt will be ready to assemble.

Wishing you all a very Happy and Productive February!

every quilt tells a story...

25 comments:

  1. I need to try needleturn applique again. I think I'm in a place where I have the patience for the length of time it takes. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  2. Love your Sarah Rivival block. You finish is so sweet! Congrats.

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  3. The top block has a bit of a Hawaiian vibe to it, I think. Nice.

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  4. fabulous appliqué block, such fine detail.

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  5. Beautiful block!! I agree with Granny Maud's Girl, it looks like an Hawaiian block. Love it.

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  6. Beautiful applique block and a wonderful redwork block.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  7. Beautiful blocks...especially love Miss December!

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  8. Amazing applique block!!! And Miss December is darling! Always fun projects to view at your place!!

    Have a blessed day!

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  9. So much fine details. It will be another beautiful block! Have a nice day.

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  10. Such detail in your applique blocks! Beautiful. Cannot wait to see Calendar girls as a flimsy!

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  11. Don't you love seeing the design emerge as you cut and turn the edges under! Going to be a beautiful block!!

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  12. I've never heard of cut-away applique' but it looks amazing. I love your December block and can't wait to see the others put with it.

    This is the year for UFO busting for me and it looks like you are doing the same! Great job :)

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  13. Your appliqué block is lovely. It's always amazes me just how long the prepping takes

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  14. Your applique block is going to be gorgeous and your December girl is just the cutest !

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  15. Such beautiful projects... that cutaway work looks really challenging!

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  16. Wonderful work. I'll have to try that cut away method.

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  17. I like both of your projects. The Applique will be wonderful. I love the cute December block as well.

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  18. It must be fun to see your cut away block take shape... it's beautiful!
    Lovin' your flying geese border around the December block. What a cute quilt that's going to be!

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  19. It looks lovely. Thank you for posting a picture, it's always fun to see a work in progress.

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  20. Wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings :-)

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  21. Awesome applique block and redwork. I love to see blocks in progress.Happy sewing!

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  22. I like using the cut away applique for certain shapes and that one fits the bill.
    Can't wait to see your girls all together.

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  23. I love your December block!!! So sweet!!!
    I am miserable at cut away applique, I guess I should practice a bit, but so many other need to do's ahead!!! Someday!!

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  24. Great job on your Sarah's Revival blocks so far. I have 19 done and just began the first of the 4 middle blocks. My goal is to get them done while watching the Olympics. I'm hoping that I will build up enough momentum to get this finished!

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  25. Love the Sunbonnet Sue for December! Your cutwork block is looking great, too.

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