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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Take It Further March - Completed

I finished this up yesterday:

Take It Further March Completed

As you can see, I added some button clusters to give it a more garden-like feel. If you look at the cluster under the hummingbird, you can see a pair of vintage crystal earrings. They were clip on's so I had to cut the clips off of them. I had to top sew them down and hide the threads, to the best of the ability, underneath the crystals.

The concept was, Little Things or Details In Life. I chose the hummingbird because of the personal significance it has for me but I won't go into what that is here.

Now that I've completed the March block, and I must say, I always feel a little sad when finish up my challenge block, I decided on a small project:

Blue Button Block

I like to alternate large and small projects so last week when I was running my treadle machine, I pieced up a few 6 inch blocks. I've always been taken with Sharon B's "I dropped the button box" quilt. I looked for the link on her website and I don't see it. I will email Sharon and ask her if she still has a photo of it online somewhere.

Anyway, I have gobs and gobs of old buttons and thought it would be fun to use some of them on small blocks which I'll eventually sew into a quilt. I'll be starting on this one today.

7 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

Your challenge block came out so beautifully, encrusted for royalty!
That palette just has me stymied, but you sure have made it work.

Judy S. said...

Hi Pam,

I love the way your TIF block turned out; it's beautiful. The other smaller block is nice, too....will the whole quilt be in shades of blue?

Angelcat said...

As always your finished block is beautiful!

Kathy said...

Pam, here is Sharon's link
http://www.inaminuteago.com/buttonquilt/buttonboxgallery.html

It just amazes me how much you get done in one day. Another beautiful project.

Christine said...

Pam, I'm very envious of you folks who can do such wonderful CQ blocks. Mine just don't quite cut it, I think I need lots more practise , LOL. The detail is just lovely on the TIF challenge block, thanks for sharing
Hooroo,
Christine.
http://missmuffettwo.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

The March block just glows with beauty and fun. I love what you did with the earrings, but everything is definitely gorgeous. It will take a lot of looking to see everything.

Is your button box quilt going to be as large as Sharon's?

Jon and Wendy said...

Wow!!! Such a stage for the hummingbird!!! He looks so happy there surrounded by all that elegance. Such a beautiful block.
Wendy

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