Monday, February 13, 2017

Prairie Flower Progress

Hello Everyone,

 
Since you haven't heard a peep out of me in days, you were probably thinking I was slacking off again. Not to worry, I was working on Prairie Flower.  The center is finished.....now the three borders are on tap for this week's to-do list.
 

I have been machine appliqueing all of the leaves and red flowers on the squares, (which is about as interesting as watching paint dry), so I didn't post pictures of the entire process.  Toward the end, I did get pretty fast at the machine applique.  Yesterday morning, Mazey woke me up at 5am, and I completed the final 28 leaves and flowers before breakfast. (And no, we didn't eat at noon!)  In the afternoon, after a break to watch our grandson play Flag Football, I stitched the rows together.



My sister Gail made all of the 28 blocks for me for the pieced border!  So all I need to do is.....you'll see soon.  The fabrics I used in this quilt are called Conestoga Crossing by Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics.  Check out Pam's blog HERE.

 
Today I have a bunch of orders to mail and computer work to complete before I can start in on the pieced border. Since I'm still nursing my leg back to health, I haven't been very attentive in the housework department.  Mr. Joe has been doing yeomen's duty, but his idea of clean and neat and my idea of clean don't always mesh. Since I can write my name in bold script across every surface in the house, I think it is time to dust!

Spring is just around the corner and that means watching the grand kids play Little League, fast-pitch softball, and flag football.  I don't think we will be home on the weekends until the middle of Summer.  I wouldn't have it any other way.

Soon,
Lynn

8 comments:

  1. good morning Lynn - love the quilt. It is so cute. Never have machine quilted but guess it is time I learned. I know you are healing but please take care.

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  2. Beautiful! Glad to hear you're still taking it somewhat easy. May you be 100% soon!

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  3. You certainly got this one together fast! Beautiful quilt. Keep taking care of yourself - everything else will keep.

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  4. This is so beautiful! Your machine appliqué is wonderful...the thread looks thicker than normal. Can you tell me what kind you used?

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  5. Gail! Can't wait to see your border come together...complete Sister Act!!

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    1. Me, too. Missed you in class yesterday, Paula!

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  6. That is looking so pretty! Hope your leg heals completely: don't over do it!! Hugs, h

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  7. This looks like a fun pattern. Any idea when it will be available?

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