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Old 05-31-2020, 04:58 PM
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Nanna-up-north, after having worked so hard and so long I know you are excited to be able to see the finish line right up the final stretch. I can't wait to get to that point, but I still have months of work to do before then.

You mentioned hand quilting your LBB and I think that would be amazing, but I gave up hand quilting years ago and I don't see that as an option for me. First off I was never really all that good at hand quilting and secondly I don't think my hands and wrist would hold up to that big a project. My hands are already starting to feel the effects of so much needle work, but as long as they don't outlaw Tylenol (and with an occasional gin and tonic) I should be able to keep going. So for me it will be machine quilted on my trusty little Janome. Maybe not as impressive as if I sent it to a long arm quilter but I will have fun quilting it.

Looking forward to seeing more of your progress, your work is so beautiful.
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:16 AM
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Another beauty. You are doing a great job!
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Old 06-07-2020, 02:41 PM
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Default My LBB Block 27 + Some

Block 27 was a test of my determination, it was very tedious. My last name is Schereck so you would think I would really get into the grove with something called Scherenschnitte, but hey I just married into the family I wasn't born there. The first picture is the bare scherenschnitte cut from a single piece of fabric then turned and ready to applique. The second is the finished block. The third is the 2 side triangles # 5 and 6 and a corner triangle #3. Just 2 more sides and 1 more corner to go, oh yeah and another 13 blocks and all the HSTs, not to mention the miles of border. Oh my I think I need a vacation.
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Old 06-07-2020, 04:54 PM
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And, you've been able to do all of this in less than a year, right? I'm still amazed at how fast you work and each block is just gorgeous. It took me 5+ years to applique all the blocks, side triangles and corner triangles. I do have more than half done on the borders so my goal at this point is to have this quilt ready for quilting by the time we head back to our winter house in October.

I finished getting the quilt put together sans the borders this afternoon. I'm going to go over and post a picture of my progress now.
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Old 06-18-2020, 04:31 PM
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Don't pay the ransom I escaped. Home ownership responsibilities abducted me from my sewing room and held me hostage for a week's worth of painting and yard maintenance, but I negotiated my release by offering up an apple pie to the DH and he sacrificed himself in exchange for me, ahh my hero. Then it was back to business. Block 28 was another doozy and I'm glad this is the last of the scherenschnittes. I love the way they turn out but not so much the doing part. I'm looking forward to the next 4 block section because I've had my strawberry fabric picked out since day one, just waiting for block 29.
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Old 06-19-2020, 03:42 AM
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Don't pay the ransom I escaped. Home ownership responsibilities abducted me from my sewing room and held me hostage for a week's worth of painting and yard maintenance, but I negotiated my release by offering up an apple pie to the DH and he sacrificed himself in exchange for me, ahh my hero. Then it was back to business. Block 28 was another doozy and I'm glad this is the last of the scherenschnittes. I love the way they turn out but not so much the doing part. I'm looking forward to the next 4 block section because I've had my strawberry fabric picked out since day one, just waiting for block 29.
Wow, that is gorgeous and very labor intensive! Great job.
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Old 06-20-2020, 06:50 AM
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Regarding placement. My favorite appliqué method is back-basting appliqué. The pattern or placement is marked on the back of the background fabric. (Note the pattern will then be reversed.). There are tutorials on YouTube. Placement is very accurate. I also use needle turn.

One other suggestion. Think about using your pigma pen to embellish leaves on block one and flower petals on two. A pen was used on the illustration from the book. See the comparison. ——— Your appliqué stitching is outstanding and I congratulate you on choosing to do this project. I will certainly follow your progress.
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That was a stinker block to do. But it turned out great. I look forward to seeing your strawberry blocks.
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Old 06-23-2020, 05:54 AM
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Default My LBB Block 29

Key music "Strawberry Fields Forever"... I love the golden oldies. This was a fun block to work on.
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Old 06-27-2020, 11:09 AM
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There comes a time when even the most determined person must admit their limitations and Block 30's cord basket was my time. After trying with 2 different cord types and both looking pretty pitiful, I opted to take a different route. However all of the embroidery on the basket handle made the block pucker. I am hoping that the quilting will force the block to lay flat.

Question----Would you risk it and go on to the next block or would you scrap this one and make the block over with yet another basket attempt?
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