Friday, August 28, 2009

I Saw Flowers Blooming…

… on the quilt I have been working on~~ I’ve finally finished quilting the edges of the blocks and am now moving on to the flower pattern in each block!!

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I’ve learned to quilt the hard way, and have definitely made some mistakes, like which direction to press the seams does matter, having a good teacher is important, and lighter fabrics might be better for beginners!!! Silly me got a blue marking pen and realized of course it won’t show on blue fabrics!!! I found a pink one but it doesn’t show really well, either, so it kind of added to the challenge. Nevertheless, I was soooo excited when I finished my first flower~~ It’s kind of difficult to see but I swear the flower is there!! Can’t wait to see it all completed!!!!

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Several flowers also grew on my MW sampler. I finished my first motif the other day~ It’s not much, but I’m liking it a lot!!!

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Now this has nothing to do with the topic, but Dr. Sam and I went to see Wicked last night and I just have to tell you all that it is AWESOME!!!! Love the story, love the music, love the setting!!!! I enjoyed every minute of it. Strongly recommended!!!

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I don’t know if you all have notice, but there seemed to be so many wonderful giveaways recently!!! I think there’s one time I had 5 or 6 of them posted on my sidebar at the same time!!! Maybe there’s something magic about summer, that makes people feel like sharing the joy and spreading the happiness~~ Beside all the wonderful giveaways I had on the sidebar, you might also want to check out Cameo’s blog cause she is giving away 2 charts everyday!!!! How generous!!!

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I know it’s the end of summer, but there are still flowers blooming everywhere. May you all have an abundant weekend!!!

8 comments:

  1. Your quilt is coming along nicely! Love the colors :) I'm a self-taught quilter and, like you, have made some mistakes, but it's been fun and even a little discouraging at times, but I enjoy the process!

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  2. Oh, wasn't Wicked wonderful!? I loved it! Great progress on MW...you're way ahead of me! lol And good job on the quilting. I've never done that before and it looks good to me. Happy weekend!

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  3. Wow, you are diving right into quilting big time! It's looking wonderful. Hand quilting can be very calming once you've gotten into a rhythm. I've only done small quilts though.

    That's a beautiful pink hibiscus!

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  4. This quilt will be fantastic. You are very skilful person!

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  5. Oh girl!! Your quilt is so beautiful and I'm so proud of you for learning to quilt! I cheated and paid my instructor to quilt mine with her machine. But, next time, I am going to learn hand quilting! Good job!

    Congrats on starting Mary! Beautiful start!

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  6. WOW!! Your quilt is STUNNING! And I see the flower! ;) YGG! I got heavily into quilting for awhile and just loved it. Now with all these beautiful Moda charm packs and jelly rolls and so on that I keep seeing, I want to do it again, but I'm resisting because I have so much stitching that I want to do. Looks like you're able to do a mix of both--good for you! Love your MW.

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  7. Your quilt will be very beautiful! Amazing colours, I just love these blue tones... :)
    And congratulations with your blogoversary! :)

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  8. The quilt is gorgeous! I can't tell you how much I love those colors together! :D I do see the flower! Also your sampler is looking lovely!

    Oh!!! I really wanted to see Wicked! Everyone tells me it's really one to watch, but it's no longer playing in my area. Why oh why...

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