Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuesday Archives

I decided to try a new linky experience today. I saw this on Sharon's blog and thought it would be fun. 

Val's Quilting Studio

Val wants us to share an old post that goes with the week's theme, and she's using the alphabet to pick a theme. How clever is that? This week is 'Apples' or 'Applique'

I didn't find anything thing really apple-related (other than when I "sang" the good old song about baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet), so I guess I'll go with my post about my partially appliqued pumpkins posted way back on October 19, 2011.

Pumpkins Beat Out the Fish

Yesterday I told you that I had decided I didn't have time to work on my fish so I started another project instead. (Excuses, excuses and definitely explains my UFO situation!) Well here's what I did yesterday and when I look at it, I realize that I probably would have had time to work on the fish. I think I just got excited about the pumpkins and since I'll have my granddaughters for a week, beginning Sunday, I knew I wanted to do this because I think they'll love it.  :-) 

I enlarged the blocks to 10.5" because I didn't really want to add an outside border of another print. I really wanted just a big pumpkin to hang in the dining room. I have to applique around the leaves and face pieces and then this puppy is ready to quilt!

I'm also making placemats. I still have to add the black sides and an outside border (which I haven't decided if I'm going to just add more black or another fabric). I'm not adding the faces to these. Instead I'm going to make the face pieces but not attach them so the girls can play and mix and match the pieces to make funny faces. I think/hope this will be good entertainment when I'm fixing dinner, working, etc. I think I'm going to add a small pocket to the back to store the faces. These are so darn cute!

Of course while I was working on these, I continued to make rail fence blocks as leader/enders. This is what I have so far.

Ok, I admit it.  I definitely could have had all my fish done and attached to the quilt. Admitting the problem or error of your ways is the first step.  :-)
This was fun! I kind of feel like I just read one of my old diaries.  :-)

Why not go see if you can find a post about apple or applique and share it with us? 


Vroomans' Quilts said...

There ya go - yeah for you. I know - I was amazed when I went back to my beginning posts. the difference in the look, photo yuck and poor placement. What a change over the years. BUT I am still playing scraps.

Val's Creative Life said...

So glad you shared this one! I love the pumpkin. And thanks for the shout out! It looks like everyone is having fun looking back into their archives! Next week's theme will be: Animals and Award winning Quilts!

Val's Creative Life said...

PS: I added myself as a GFC follower. Next time you're by I hope you'll follow along:)