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Monday, November 10, 2014

Common Threads . . . . .

It's been months since I have blogged.  There really is no point in making excuses (I have plenty!) or rehashing the past so let's just move forward from here! LOL

Besides all the sewing I have been doing for the booth samples (which aren't very many) and all the traveling I have been doing  ..... going from show to show selling my wool (which I am still in love with), I have been working on Cheri Payne's Common Threads blocks.

Simply Libby and I decided back in June to encourage each other to make Cheri's newest large quilt.  There are 25 blocks in all plus a beautiful appliqued border.  

I was going to try to use cotton applique to do my squares.  I tried, I really did.  I'd hate to lose what little needle-turn applique skills I have.  But I have become spoiled by the ease of the prep of wool applique.  And I do have a lot of wool LOL. So I caved in and am doing all my applique in wool.

Here are the 9 blocks that I have finished so far - not in any particular order other than they are the first 9.  Libby is farther along than I am.  But as she reminded me, it's not a race, although I would like to be farther along than I am.  I REALLY want to finish this one.

How I will get it quilted is beyond me but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Blessings, Cathi


Libby said...

Ahhh - you inspire me to work on a block or two tomorrow. It's a fun quilt to work on with a partner. Is it a date?

Karen said...

Wonderful, Cathi! I have all the patterns except the last one. Have not done any prepping on the project. The wool applique makes this a sample for your booth if you would have room.

I received my wool pieces that I ordered from you and am quite pleased.

Me and My Stitches said...

Nice! It's always more fun to quilt along with a friend!

Karen Martinsen said...

I'm not a quilter and more than likely never will be BUT I SO ADMIRE anyone who looks challenging and I'm not a good 'machine' stitcher. Hand sewing is so much easier for me.
What a beautiful project you have started.

Debra and Otto Gutenson said...

Hi! This is going to be a beautiful quilt!! How do you wash large quilts with wool applique? Wool applique is my favorite, but I've only done smaller wall hangings. I always wash my quilts once they're finished, but I'm a little hesitant to throw a quilt with wool applique in the machine and dryer. Any suggestions? Thanks!