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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Several Blocks Finished

Finished another block for the 1930's Sampler from the Eleanor Burns book "Egg Money Quilts." This one is called Peony. Some piecing and some applique. I used Eleanor's method of applique and it was quite different--I had not done any that way before. She has you sew fusible interfacing to the right side and turn it inside out and then iron it on so you get a nice smooth edge. Then you can either blind hem stitch it using invisible thread or hand applique it. I chose to do this one with hand applique. The next one I'm doing is a Grandmother's Flower Garden and I think I will applique that one by machine. I'm using Quiltsmart for that one. That's a new process to me, too. Learning all kinds of new things these days!!! Keeps me young!!!!
The second picture shows my next set of blocks for the Civil War quilt--they are called railroad blocks. They were fun and easy to do---I hope all the rest of the blocks are as easy. The next ones are called "Card Trick"-- I've never done those before--something new and another learning experience!!!
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WilmaNC1 said...

Love your blocks. I have the Egg Money book but have not made any blocks from it yet. They are all so pretty.

NanaKaren said...

The blocks are wonderful! The technique you have used sounds interesting. Have fun making these!

pollyanna said...

I love your peony block. I have never ventured into any of the applique but now that I know how better, I think I will like the combo like that one :) You are a whirlwind of quilting energy, Jan!