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    Simple Pleasures, by me...

    I have collected paper-pieced block patterns that appealed to me as I have surfed the web abyss for some time. Some I bought..Some free. I have quite a stack of patterns with no clear path for their uses. Last month, I grabbed some of my vintage looking floral precuts and just started making some of them. I had no clue what I was going to do with them..thought about wall hangings...or....mat/frame vintage dresses to hang in laundry room, just wasn't sure. (laundry room idea would be so cute) Then, I purchased EQ8 a couple of weeks ago and designed a quilt layout using all the different sized PP blocks, added some filler strips of squares and flying geese and some of my favorite traditional pieced blocks (which I paper pieced) and....this is the result. I made this entire quilt with 10 FQ's (Farmhouse II collection) and a jelly roll pack (Amorette Collection) plus about 5 yards of Kona white for background. When I completed this, I realized that all the blocks are truly things that I enjoy. I'm a clothes horse, an avid reader, love flowers everywhere, can't get enough lipstick, counsel veterans, obviously I sew, strawberries are my fav...and so on... So, I have entitled this "Simple Pleasures" which I'll hand embroidery on quilt top....Did hand embroidery for steam over teacup, thread on sewing machine, etc. I used selvages for the book titles....finished it off with a multi-colored binding to use up some leftovers. Backing is a bolt of fabric from stash that matched perfectly. So much fun to play... And, I really learned a lot on EQ8. So, as Mary Poppins says, "These are a few of my favorite things..." Size is 61x73. Designer credit for each block available below...Thanks for listening while I babbled...


    Websites:
    ChariseCreates.blogspot.com (her patterns are all adorable..so creative. I'll likely purchase them all...lol)
    - Vintage Dresses. (The inspiration for this quilt)
    - Creamer and Sugar Bowl
    - Flowers in Vintage bottles
    - Grandmother's Flower
    - Berry Basket
    - Sewing machine
    - Jelly/Jam Preserve Jars


    Centerstreetquilts.com
    - Cupcake


    Piecebynumber.com
    - Candybox Heart
    - Teacup


    caroldoak.com
    - Pot of lilies


    Sewscatteredbrained.com
    - Lipstick


    Lillyella.com
    - Butterflies


    wombatquilts.com.
    - House


    Quilterscache.com
    - Flying geese 2x4


    - US Flag - I don't remember where I found this pattern but it was free. I pieced the blue section before PP.
    - Stack of books - This is a single block from a popular Bookshelf Quilt pattern. Many of the blocks are available free from different sites. I'm just not sure which one I downloaded.
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    A beautiful work of art! How nice to list all of these resources. I enjoy doing hand embroidery and currently am working on EPP hexagons, but nothing I have done compares to this!
    Last edited by suern3; 04-03-2019 at 02:22 PM.

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    Ohhhhhh looking at your quilt makes me feel so happy! There are enough negative spaces to give my eyes a chance to focus and enjoy each element. What a wonderful work of art! I get the feeling that this really is 'your soul in a quilt'. Thank you so much for sharing. It truly is amazing!
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    Teen, I feel like I'm looking at a reflection of you. I love that this quilt is about what makes you happy. It is just beautifully done. Thanks for sharing your references.
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    Absolutely stunniung! I love it!
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    Wow, for no real pattern it’s wonderful!

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    Beautiful and very interesting with all the different objects.
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    terrific quilt
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    Very beautifully done. I loved looking at it and learning about you. I'm guessing that this one won't be donated.
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    That is wonderful! Your fabric choices really work beautifully for the patterns. My favorites are the dresses and the FW. I looked @ the link you gave; Charise really has some adorable ones.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    ​Sew cute!

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    Wow! This is one beautiful quilt!! You have so much talent!!

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    I love the design and the fabric!

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    I love this quilt.....great job
    Besides my family, my pets are the most important things to me. I have had birds, a dog or cats since I was about 8 years old. The cruelest thing you can do to me is take my animals away.

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    I don't know how you did it but I do know you did it! Love the dresses!!! I want one!

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    What a great sampler! Did you find your working with the JK quilts helped in the making of this?
    Love it, Teen!
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    Double wow! great job!
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    You did wonderful work on this, and it was well worth your efforts!

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    Oh Teen it is a stunning quilt and really so you!!!!! You did a great job with your Simple Pleasures.
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    This is beautiful! Like you I love paper piecing and there are a couple of new websites there for me to look at, thanks.
    have you looked at quilt art designs for more PP patterns? Hers are fabulous and she often releases free ones on her blog as well as paid ones.

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    That is absolutely beautiful.

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    That is just beautiful! I love the sewing machine, basket of apples, and my absolute favorite is that black floral pleated dress. Great colors, great design choices in patterns, love every inch of it.

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    What a wonderful piece. Thank you for all the information too!

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    Holy Moly! What a wonderful quilt....never in a million years could I have thought of anything like this. It's one of a kind and it's fabulous.

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    Love everything about your quilt! Great design...combines “modern” blocks with traditional...and thank you for being an enabler with all of those links, haha!

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