Monday, November 9, 2009

joseph's coat

I joined a quilt along last week.
Here's my second block.
My first block was a race to the finish, so the points
didn't match as well as this one.
wellllll, they say practice makes perfect!
I know I have a lot of practice ahead.
I was really trying to be first. :)
Kellie, who is hosting this particular quiltalong was offering a prize
for the first block done!
I love a challenge!!
But....I came in second!!
I did not buy the stitch and wash product she recommends.
I couldn't find it in time.
After struggling with the first block I've decided to
just draw the design on the muslin with a pencil line.
Then I'm doing needle turn as I applique on the those pretty petals.
That's why, if you look closely, the outside edges of the
circle are still raw edges.
I think we will be joining the blocks there,
but the instructions have not been sent out yet.
I think I will have fun with this quilt and will
have a take-along project for a LONG time!
49 blocks!!!

Look at what I did with the little scraps!
One of my friends admired the fabric.
I couldn't resist making this, since her
birthday coincided with her sweet comment!

Now she has a little bit of that fabric for herself!!

16 comments:

  1. Love your Josephs Coat block Beth. I haven't started yet but am thinking of doing mine on black so just drawing on and doing needlepoint may be the way to go.
    That pincushion is so cute.

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  2. Great block and what a fun projecxt.

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  3. ooo I love the fabrics you used! and your block turned out wonderfully!!

    ~ candace

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  4. Beth your Joseph Coat looks great, I wanted to join in but drafting a patern is not my skill of expertise.

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  5. Ooooh, love that applique block you're working on! Makes me want to start something like it.

    I love piecing at the machine but sometimes ya just want some handwork that you can sit and relax with.

    Would like to see more of that block as it progresses.

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  6. Your block is beautiful Beth! I know the special someone who's having a birthday will love the pin cushion...especially since it's from you!

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  7. i am tempted to join in that quilt along, but oy...there is only so much time in a day!!! i will happily sit on the sidelines and watch everyone else's progress. :)

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  8. What a pretty block - and a lot of hand applique - 49 blocks... I love your choice of fabric!

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  9. I was going to blog my thank you but it has been a crazy week!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I love it!

    This is one of those little "God takes care of the small things." Teddy ate my pin cushion about a month ago. Granted it looked like an apple so who could resist. I have been trying to keep myself to a small sewing budget so I have been using a Tupperware container for my needles, and have the little holes in my finger to prove it.

    Thanks again!

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  10. Super cute! I love the block! And the pincushion is a great scrap buster and a very thoughtful gesture!

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  11. Love your fabrics and block! Good job! You are the sweetest for just whipping up that beautiful pincushion for your friend! So thoughtful!

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  12. As well, I will be taking in the progress of the Joseph's Coat Quilt-a-Long from the sidelines......a girl's gotta know her limits. I know, I know, this is a Mom of five talking to a Mom of six!! You go girl.

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  13. Your block is beautiful! 49 blocks... wow... and love your pin cushion!

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  14. That pin cushion is beautiful! The fabrics are wonderful! :)

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  15. These fabric combinations are really beautiful...

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  16. Love the pincushion!!!...

    I've heard of filling pincushions with crushed shells, silica, and of course batting. What do you use?

    xo
    eva

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