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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sewing Seeds . . . . .

I spent this last week helping out in the church office so the secretary could go on a vacation.  While I enjoy volunteering (it is fun to do something different once in a while like writing, printing, folding and stuffing 280 bulletins for Sunday), it makes me realize how much out of the groove I have gotten from working outside of the house.

I did manage to get some quilting done this past week.  Note I said done, not finished.  They are two different things!

I made the background for Sewing Seeds, another Cheri Payne pattern.



Cheri doesn't give detailed directions on putting things together, which I really like.  It gives so much room for change and making it my own.  She basically gives dimensions and says "Have fun with it!"  I usually change patterns to make them my own anyway.

I decided to use partial paper-piecing to make the flower base blocks.


Here is the first finished block.


So after 14 of those and a few setting blocks you have this.


Next to applique the flowers.  Since I sell this pattern in my booth, I will use all wool for the flowers.  Hard part of that is I have to use wool that I can recreate so I can cut kits at the same time.  If I were doing just one for me, I would have it finished already! (yeah, right!)
I've already picked out the colors, now to just dye them all, cut out my parts and cut kits.  No problem!!

Blessings, Cathi
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8 comments:

Karen said...

"Sewing Seeds" is one of Cheri's quilt patterns that I have made up. I like it a lot.

Barb said...

I love this....so wonderful!

Gayle said...

You've got a great start on this little quilt - I like the way you pieced the stems & leaves......

Wendy said...

Cheri's patterns are wonderful, I love how she puts things together in a funky way.

Carrie P. said...

A very cute pattern.

Sharon said...

This is a fun little quilt! Are you going to Primitives of the Midwest?

Libby said...

Kits you say! What a clever, clever girl you are *s* I love Cheri's designs for the reasons you give - they offer me the freedom to feel as if I'm creative. Can't wait to see your finished piece.

handmade said...

great blog lovely patterns