Friday, June 1, 2012

Picked up my wool applique again..........

This is the center block of my felted wool applique quilt.  I made a resolution this year..well, I've probably made it for several years.  The resolution was to not start a new project until I finished an old one or as we like to call it in the business....a UFO (Unfinished Object).  I also have divided my "crafts" into sewing, crochet, knitting and quilting and needlework which would include handwork such as my applique and embroidery.  I just finished my crocheted ripple blanket so according to the rules I have set down for myself,  I could have started a new crochet project.   Instead I chose to do some handwork/needlework and finish an "old" project that I put down...a UFO.   So, in front of God and the entire blogging community, I hereby promise to finish this folk art quilt before I start any other handwork  or needlework.  There, I said it! Oh boy...that wasn't easy! 
There is the center block and 12 surrounding blocks plus 4 appliqued and embroidered borders.  I have completed the center block and 8 surrounding blocks so I have 4 more blocks and the borders remaining.
Some of you may remember me having posted about these blocks awhile ago.

And block #8 that I am presently working on..........

Hope you're having a great Friday and are planning on having a wonderful weekend!  What are you working on?

11 comments:

  1. I love them all but the first one is darling with the little dog and cat and fall theme.

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  2. Wow! This is beautiful. I hope you'll post it again when it's all finished!

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  3. Hi Sam! I found your blog via Tammy's daily treasures and followed! I found interesting that you have a DIY philosophy, cause it's something I'm trying too!I love your quilt (I don't know many about this kind of art though)but I'm doing a little crochet!
    Have a nice weekend,
    Angeliki

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  4. Hi I'm new to your blog. I found you through Creative Passage. I really love your applique -so beautiful - you are very clever. I'm looking forward to reading your future posts and browsing the past ones too :) Take a peek at my blog if you have a minute - I love all crafts too especially patchwork and crochet...at the moment....Maggie xx

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  5. Wow, Sam, that is impressive -- both the quilt and the promise! I have promised myself that I will not go shopping for yarn until I put a significant dent in my stash! We'll see how well that goes. I have been coveting some recycled sari silk yarn for making Christmas gifts so that my be my only exception. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Are you following a pattern. Did you design it yourself?

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  6. Wow, Sam, that is impressive -- both the quilt and the promise! I have promised myself that I will not go shopping for yarn until I put a significant dent in my stash! We'll see how well that goes. I have been coveting some recycled sari silk yarn for making Christmas gifts so that my be my only exception. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Are you following a pattern. Did you design it yourself?

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  7. Oh wow! Your blocks are absolutely gorgeous! You are multi-talented. I am thoroughly impressed. Are you doing this all by hand? I'm sure you will have it finished in no time. Sounds like you have more done than what's left to do. Beautiful work! Hope your day is great. Tammy

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  8. This is so beautiful, you have already put a great deal of work in it, so I would love to see you finish it! It will be awesome, can't wait to see it all!

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  9. Goodness you are talented these are lovely, and good for you finishing projects before starting another. Let me in on the secret I am not to good at this.
    At the moment I am working on embroidery projects, but I have just finished writing a new knitting pattern. I still have to many things on the go though.
    best wishes
    Julie.C x

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  10. Wow Sam
    Where have you been hiding these?
    They're beautiful. I can't wait to see them when you're done.

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  11. This will be a really cute quilt! Not much time to work on anything during the summer..I did go to Wood carving today and started a new class with a new project..but it will take me eons to finish it! I like your rule..I have lots of unfinished old projects:)

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