So, this episode has me eating a little crow because I previously dissed the Quilter’s Home magazine and now – after trying it again – it does have its’ merits!

I also reviewed this book by Claire Garland.

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And this book ‘Scraps and Shirttails: Reuse, Re-purpose, Recycle!’ by Bonnie K. Hunter.

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I am continuing to work on this quilt. It’s called Fraktur – I’ve posted about it before.  It is really interesting to see how much my abilities have changed/grown since the beginning as this was one of the very first quilts I ever started!

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I have also prepared the top left and right corners (prepared for applique by gluing into place with Glue Baste It ) I haven't updated the photo because the camera is upstairs and if I don't post this now - I don't know when I will!

Glue Baste It

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A close up of the center square which will be 'medallionized' with pieced half-square triangles when the quilt is set.

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Close up of the applique. I appliqued the center petals onto the flower by hand before appliqueing the blue one's by machine.

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A blurry (sorry) shot of one of the side blocks which features this flower.

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Not just another pretty face! The wings took a very long time to get just right...

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And this is what a block looks like before I applique - everything is in its place before I start to sew. This way - I do all the green thread first and then the next color and so on...

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