Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Atypical, divergent, unrepresentative...

...just a few of the words used to describe my latest project.
It certainly isn't my standard, normal or usual modis operandi,
but was so thoroughly enjoyable!
It will be a surprise for my daughter.
It was made from the scraps of the hexie quilt I am still working on. I knew this one would get to her much faster than the other!
I am calling it 'Working Nine to Five.'

I finished up last month's and this month's PFH blocks.
I used one of the stitch variations on the middle maroon flower.  I like the way it came out using a variegated Valdani thread.
I changed this block slightly by substituting another twig of bittersweet.
The original had a large circle with a star in it.
We are getting down to the last two smaller blocks and
I am real anxious to start setting them.

I'll be working on hexies today...top of my WIP list.
Hope you find time today for sewing too.

26 comments:

Darlene said...

Very cute quilt, Cheryl. Definitely not your usual style. :-) Your daughter will love it.

Love, love, love your flowers. Fabulous project.

Angie said...

I love your Nine to Five quilt top---Could you please tell me what sizes you cut the pieces. I belong to a mini group that makes donation scrap quilts and this looks like a quilt pattern we could use. Thank you for any info.

Annette said...

Your applique is so pretty. Beautiful stitches!

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your PFH blocks, such great stitches. I bought the book, but that's as far as it's gotten!

Karen said...

Your wool blocks are well done. They are going to make a very nice quilt. The wool on cotton is something I love doing and I can tell you do too.

marie said...

Love your wool blocks. What pattern is that, don't know what PFH stands for.

Loris said...

It's fun to switch it up sometimes :-)
Love your applique block and also your header quilt. It's lovely!

Aunt 'Reen said...

I really like this 9 to 5 quilt! These cheerful prints are wonderful to work with during the blah's of winter. ;)

Both of your applique' blocks are Gorgeous!

Sue said...

What a fun quilt you are making for your daughter & your Applique .. GORGEOUS !!

Kindred Quilts said...

Your applique blocks are beautiful-such neat stitches! I especially like the stitching on the flower stems!

Jeanne said...

Love your applique blocks and the Working Nine to Five quilt is very pretty.

Lesley said...

Your quilt is so cute and so attractive! Love your blocks too!

Elyte said...

I think it is fun and refreshing to do something totally different and the results are great.
PFH is looking very fine. Loving your colours.

dortha said...

I like your nine to five quilt. Very nice. Your applique pieces are so pretty. Love your blog header quilt.

Merilyn said...

Sometimes it nice to work on something completely different! Your latest project looks great so far!....and I just love your applique blocks, so neat and precise, beautiful!!!!

Lori said...

What sweet blocks! It's fun to work outside our comfort zone. I'm sure your daughter will love her quilt.

Maureen said...

Have fun with your hexies! Nine to five sure is alive! - isn't it fun to dabble in different fabrics.
Love the stitching with the variegated thread. These blocks are beautiful!

Cathy said...

Your applique blocks are beautiful. The quilt for your daughter is pretty. Sometimes you have to go out of your comfort zone. You did and it's beautiful. Hugs

Raewyn said...

I enjoy a change of project type from time to time too - especially when it is for someone special! Love your wool work also - beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Your daughter is going to love that quilt. Such pretty, pretty blocks.

Michele said...

That quilt is definitely not your usual style, but isn't it fun to do something different once in awhile even if it's not your favorite type of quilt? I think so. It breaks things up a bit for me. Your daughter will love that quilt :-) Lovely Applique too!

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libbyquilter said...

the wool blocks are truly gorgeous and i can hardly wait for you to show them all sewn together~!
i know it's going to be a showstopper~!!~

your nine to five quilt top is fun and i agree, it can be a refreshing experience to step away from what we normally find ourselves working on.

:-)
libbyQ

Wendy said...

It's very cute, your daughter will love it. The wool blocks are looking great as well.

Wendy said...

Your daughter will love it. The wool applique is amazing, I love what you did.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Oh! So pretty! I don't know how I have missed so many of your posts! I am going back to using the dashboard in steady of blog lovin! Everything you are working on is so pretty! Great show and tell! Thanks for sharing!!