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:

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

    Love, love, love your flowers. Fabulous project.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Your applique is so pretty. Beautiful stitches!

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

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  5. 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.

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

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

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  8. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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.

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

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  15. 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!!!!

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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

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  19. 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!

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

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  21. 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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  23. 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

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

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

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  26. 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!!

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