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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The Falling Leaves

I am linking up to Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville's Quips & Snips, September Challenge of spending one hour per day sewing by hand with needle & thread.
Long ago I put together a quilt using 1930's vintage blocks but of late the thread holding the leaves has deteriorated & the leaves are "falling off". They are only being held on by the stitching of the flowers. I have stitched a few back on but as you can imagine, this is such a thankless task it is not one I run to & is always left till last.
With the challenge I decided it was time to get it DONE!! So I am joining in & hope to be finished by the end of the month.
Flapping in the breeze
So. Many. Leaves!
There are 19 blocks with 4 leaves each. Someone else can do the maths, I don't want to know yet. I have done one hour & one block yesterday, today's hour is coming soon.
Wish me luck.

Loving what I do.

Lush x

17 comments:

  1. One block a day and before you know it, it will be done. And you will be really happy for the fact. Maybe even hooked on hand sewing. It would be a shame not to fix such a lovely quilt.

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    1. Oh don't worry, I LOVE hand sewing & I know this quilt is def worth the efforts. You know how it is with mending though?? Seems such a chore LOL.
      I will be really glad once it's done cause it really needs a wash, it seems to be a favourite with our cats.

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  2. It's a lovely quilt and you'll be so glad you did it once you're done!

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  3. It's a beautiful quilt -- and well worth the effort to restitch all those leaves!

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    1. Thank you Carol. I have completed 2 blocks & it feels good to be getting them done. :)

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  4. Those are beautiful colors together and will be wonderful when done!! Keep at it.

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    1. Thank you Judy, it helps that the weather has turned a bit cooler & it is lovely to cuddle under the quilt & sew. 3 blocks done so far.

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  5. It is a very beautiful quilt - I am a great advocate of little and often, and you can be sure that it will be done by the time you need the warmth!

    Pomona x

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    1. Hi Pomona, I am trying to get back into the habit of including a little hand sewing (or knitting) everyday.
      Thankfully the weather is getting cooler & it is not such a trial to have a quilt draped over my lap.
      Thank you for your comment. Lush

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  6. Very beautifully old fashioned.
    Great work,

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    1. Thank you Liz, big picture when I'm done.

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  7. I think this is a great way to get a job done you don't really want to do. One hour a day and you'll soon have it finished without even noticing it!

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    1. Hi Diane, I am finding that the best way to do this is straight after breakfast. I know I am only going to do one block so I can justify a sit before I launch into the day & it is getting done!! Yay!!

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  8. Oh my goodness, that quilt is pure loveliness. It's absolutely beautiful. I am impressed. You do not need luck when you have talent like you do.

    And, I love Princess Daisy :)

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    1. Thanks so much Amy, I can't take all the credit, the blocks are from the 1930's & done by anothers hand. I put them together with the sashing & borders.
      Princess Daisy is a wonderful little companion, very much her own Princess.

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  9. What a fantastic work of art! I hope you don't lose heart during the tedious parts...it's going to be amazing when it is finished and it will be a true treasure!
    Liz

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    1. Thanks Liz, getting the leaves back on has been tedious but I am cracking on with them. Hopefully I will meet the end of September self imposed deadline.

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