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Thread: My current work in progress - William Morris "Friends"

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    I thought I'd post a few pics of my current work in progress, which is a quilt from the "William Morris in Applique" book by Michele Hill. Here's a link to what the quilt from the book looks like:

    http://store.stitchinheaven.com/stor...risFriends.jpg

    I started this quilt a few months ago at a quilting retreat for our quilt guild. I worked on it some more this week while we were on vacation at the beach. It was nice sitting in the room, listening to the waves roll in on the beach as I busily cut out and fused shapes. :) I'm going to be going to India week after next on business for a few weeks, so will take stuff with me to work on it there, too.

    I've got the center medallion done, as well as 6 of the 20 outer blocks. After I finish the other 14 blocks, I'll start on the borders of those poppies. The quilt in the book is 78" square, but I want mine to be bigger, so I'll be adding an outer border of those poppies as well. I'm fusing the shapes and then machine stitching (blanket stitch) around the edges of the shapes. The medallion square has already been stitched, the other 6 blocks have only been fused.

    Lots of work still to do!

    This block is my favorite so far. Lots of cutting!
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    Very nice ! What an interesting hobby for a traveling man. Perfect fabrics, too

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    Beautiful blocks! Love the fabrics :D:D:D

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    Oh, my gosh! These blocks are so beautiful, and I love your background fabric. I have to start an applique for a block of the month club, and am trying to figure out a background fabric- so you have inspired me! Thanks!

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    WOW, that's stunning! It's going to be a beautiful quilt!

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    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! The colors are magnificent!!

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    Stunning! It is one of my favorite lines but I don't think I will dabble with the applique. Thanks for posting.

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    the quilt in the book looks very good. your blocks look stunning!!!

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    Beautiful Blocks!! So, how much more beautiful fabric will you buy while in India LOL...............

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    Those are beautiful!! I bought the book months ago but I haven't summoned the courage to tackle anything yet.

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    Very nice! And thanks for the link, I looked at her site and then her links and discovered that the William Morris Museum is not far from my husbands house in England. So I've just informed him that we need to visit next time we're "in town".

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    I love that book. Thanks for sharing your blocks.
    Have a great trip to India.

    Kat

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    I am in awe of the beautiful work you do. Your quilt is going to be absolutely stunning.

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    what a work of art! have been eyeing this, thinking aboiut adding it to my bucket list. after seeing your gorgeous pieces, i will

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    I only wish that some day I will have enough confidence to try something as beautiful as that. You have a great start. best of luck with it. I bet it will be a inspiration to many people.

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    Beautiful Eddie!

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    Stunning! I may have to get that book.

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    ooooohhh. ohhhhhh. Sorry, I'm drooling over this quilt. mmmmmm. lovely.

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    WOW !!!!!

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    Beautiful blocks!!

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    What a beautiFul quilt that is going to be. I love applique.

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    It's lovely. This is my kind of thing - I am going to do a search for the book. Beautiful work.

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    Wow!! I love applique but doubt I'd have the patience to tackle this. You must love what you do. Well done. Hope you put up pics when its done.

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    Beautiful, simply beautiful! Have a great trip! I will be watching the progress on this one!

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