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Welkom op mijn blog waar ik vooral schrijf over mijn passies appliqueren & patchwork, haken, aquarelleren en fotografie.

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Anne Marieke

Friday, 13 August 2010

An Update With Lots of Cat Pictures

It has been a while since my last update. This is partly caused by a big translation assignment I'm working on, but also because the Born to Quilt Mystery block I am working on is huge and has lots of pieces and stitchery/embroidery.

And this delay in updating was not helped by the fact that the pieced heart in block 11 of this same Mystery just kept calling out to me, and it just had to get worked on last night.

Here is the Ort Master, proudly presenting the applique part of block 11:

He looks like he has done it all himself, doesn't he?!

The pieced heart without the banner. And, no, I'm not trying to hide untidy applique work at the top of the heart ;o) The pattern calls for a star button to be attached there. Not sure this star is exactly the right shade though. It looks a bit too bright for the soft pastel fabrics IMHO. Back to the drawing board.

And the Ort Master had to be in on this WIP picture too, of the heart with the banner which still needs to be attached and embroidered.
Here are some sneak previews of what I have done so far on block 12:

The smallest of the two birdhouses, not quite done yet. It still needs a little round window above the door, the stitching completed of the flowers and the creeper and also some antennae with star buttons to be stitched and attached. And those brown stitched feet still have a little bird missing.

The top of the larger birdhouse, with an incomplete bird, which still needs its eyes and beak stitched. And it needs a companion too, to the right of it.

Some little woolfelt flowers. I'm not too proud of the way that piping on the left is appliqued. Luckily it still needs lots of leaves to be attached, so I'm hoping to conceal the worst parts. ;o)

The big woolfelt flower. Thanks to Ineke for finding the blue woolfelt for me.
And for those of you who enjoy pictures of Kruimel the Ort Master squeezed into the basket of his climbing pole:

Sometimes he loses out to our little furry girl, when she makes herself comfortable in 'his' bed:

Ineke was very helpful when I needed pale blue woolfelt, but she was also a naughty enabler, because she 'made' me sign up for this BOM:
It looks like so much fun! Thanks Ineke, for putting me on the trail of this fun project.


Ineke said...

You're welcome! I can't wait to start the new project too ;o)
The Born to Quilt project is gorgeous. It has so many lovely details.
I love the picture of Luna; the black feet on the edge of the basket are so funny.

Erna said...

Greet stitching Anne Marieke, enjoy your weekend

Lainey said...

Anne your quilt squares are just beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to follow my blog. Hugs.

Michele said...

Beautiful choices for your fabrics, Anne Marieke!
Love all the kitty pictures!

Your applique is perfect. :)

Giovanna said...

That's a lot of sewing you've done Anne Marieke, and it all look wonderful!