Monday, February 15, 2016

100 and counting...



Today’s Quilty 365 circle marks my 100th block. I am a great “starter” of projects, but rarely do I stick with something for this long. I am what my friend calls a “creative flea”, jumping from one thing to another so thanks Audrey for giving me the initiative to keep going. Only 265 more!

I have a funny weather story as I know a lot of us have been in the deep freeze these past few days. I took Thursday and Friday off with my friend to visit her cousin in southern NH. We had a blast! When we returned to the house and turned on the news, (she gets the local Boston stations) I was amazed at how they focused so much attention on the weather. It seemed the main focus of the news was the “dangerously cold” temperatures and that you should remain inside if possible. I don’t watch the weather very often so when I got home I decided to see what our local stations were saying. Yup, just as I thought, they were saying “it’ll be pretty cold today so be sure to dress appropriately when you are out on the trails”! It was 11 below zero at my house this morning. I love living in Maine!

That being said, I took the Boston station’s warning this weekend and stayed inside to quilt! One of our quilt guild’s co-president’s asked us to make a 6” block. She didn’t say why, simply make your favorite 6” block and write the name of it and our name on the back. This is mine. I love the “Love Apple” block. So simply and pretty.




I also washed and pressed all the goodies my friend and I bought at the fabric store. And “finally” started the reproduction quilt for an exhibition at our state show this summer. More on that later. Gotta run! Have a super quilty day.

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  1. I love the colors you chose for your block-they are so pretty! I also want to thank you for showing the back of your appliqué block. I'm new to appliqué but everyone tells me there should be tiny, tiny stitches and by showing the back of your block, I can see what they mean. I took a picture of it and I'm going to use it as a reference when I work on my appliqué. Thanks again!!!!

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    1. Tina, you don't always have to have such tiny stitches, but it helps to smooth out curves and just seems easier to me. Have fun with it!

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  2. Love your applique block! Pomegranates are one of my fav's too!
    Way to stick with your circle project.

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    1. Thanks Lori, I am pretty proud of myself for sticking with it. If only I can resist Gay's 1857 quilt!

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  3. We saw your lovely quilt at the AQS show in Phoenix this week. I was so excited to see a quilt from someone I "know". I'm in awe of your talent and hardiness in those Maine winters. I'm dreading going back to my California 60 degree weather and leaving this fabulous 80 degree weather here in Az

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    1. How sweet of you to let me know. I loved making that quilt with my collection of over 600 Judie Rothermel fabrics. I'm going to make it to an AQS show someday!

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  4. Pretty little love apple there and aren't you glad that you didn't freeze to death :)

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    1. We had planned a snowshoe hike, so yes, I am very happy to have changed my plans to include quilting!

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  5. Hello Wendy !
    Your pomegranate is soooo gorgeous !
    In France, I'm just asking myself if the Mr Meteo is employed to be always optimistic ! "A little snowfalls today..bla bla. ." In fact we had 1/2 yard of snow in one day ! No comment ! ;)

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    1. Sometimes I think they make their predictions just to make us laugh! I usually only listen to the marine forecast.

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  6. My 100th day is next week, and I am hoping to have caught up so I can make my 100th block on the 100th day! Beautiful block. I am planning on making some reproduction blocks too for the 1857 quilt. Our television reporters spend a lot of time making weather news too - we have weather advisories the minute a single snowflake is about to come. It still scares me sometimes but I have to keep reminding myself that all it is saying that it is snowing.

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    1. I don't mind driving in snow, it is the "other guy" on the road that scares me!

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  7. Your love apple block is a wonderful gift. Having moved from MN to CA we were frequently entertained with the weather news!

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    1. I'll bet! That is quite a weather change from MN to CA.

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  8. 100 circles. Wow! A flitting butterfly sounds better than a creative flea. Hahaha. You folks up in the northeast are hearty folks. Glad the weather didn't interfere with your shopping plans.

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    1. I like flitting butterfly! I'll have to use that next time.

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  9. Great weather story, although I do not envy your weather! I get cold just thinking about it! Lovely Love Apple - you've inspired me to give it a try!

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  10. Your love apple block is beautiful. That circle block...♡♡♡!! Wonderful colors! Now I want to do circles too. Oh, that reminds me, I have a fun antique circle top that needs fixed...off to find it!

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    1. Oh, I'd love to see the antique circle top.

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  11. Your love apple block is beautiful. That circle block...♡♡♡!! Wonderful colors! Now I want to do circles too. Oh, that reminds me, I have a fun antique circle top that needs fixed...off to find it!

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  12. Congratulations on reaching your 100th's block goal for the 365 day BOM. It's a pretty one.
    Your Love Apple is beautiful. Wishing you a warm spell!

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    1. Ha, believe it or not it is supposed to be in the high 40's today. That's Maine!

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  13. love your circle block, that is one project I have resisted so far!

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    1. I know of quite a few people who are only doing a small lap quilt. No pressure!

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  14. Your Love Apple block is so sweet. I can see why it's a favorite. Love the whole concept of Quilty 365. Congrats on #100!

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  15. Love Apple is one of my favorites too! Such a great classic block. Congrats on your first 100! We are going to be drowning in circles aren't we? hehe

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  16. Your circle is perfect ! I can't make same, so difficult for me ... but i love circles ans it's a problem for me.

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  17. Love your little Love Apple! I think I made one for the "Ohio Collection" quilt that is still a WIP.............one of Many!!

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  18. Congratulations on your 100th quilty circle. Looks like you're a day ahead of me, my 100th is today. I love that little love apple quilt block.

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  19. I really want to do those 365 circles, but I'm trying hard not to start anything new. I love your term "creative flea". I like what you did with that panel in your earlier post. I think I have that same panel and am going to look for it today.

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    1. I think you can still get the panel on Etsy. If was produced by Kay Triplett. I have it in 3 sizes, but I like the 6" best.

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  20. I knew better than to make a start on the 365 circles but I am finding them oh so interesting when I visit a blogger that is keeping up with them.
    Your Love Apple block makes a simple design to do for a 6 inch size and not knowing what it is for. Did you have any color guidelines? Please share later on what the blocks were collected for.

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  21. What great self-discipline to already be on your 100th day circle! You go,girl!

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  22. Way to go on the circles - and the Love Apple is such a pretty block with a charming name. We here in MA know instinctively that we've got nothin' on the hardiness of Mainers.... But we do get a kick out of how our mid-Atlantic friends to the south seem paralyzed by the least bit of snow. It's all relative!

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  23. baby is has been COLD, huh? CT isn't as bad but pretty bad.
    OMG here we go again - love apple is one of my favorites too.
    you'll have to let us know how they'll be used.
    congrats on hitting 100!

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  24. I just started my circles on January 1st and I'm having lots of fun with it. There is certainly enough fabric in my stash to never repeat one but I can't see how that's possible. I have to keep looking at what I've already used and cutting a years worth at one time is rediculous right now.

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