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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Back To The Button Quilt

First, I would like to say thank you to those of you who took the time to comment on my April Take It Further Challenge block. I'm quite pleased with how it came out despite my struggles with it in the beginning.

I was asked what I plan to do with my Take It Further blocks. At the end of year, when all 12 are complete, I will be sewing them into a quilt. All of my blocks are 9 inches square so I thought I would do 3 blocks across and 4 blocks down. That of course, adds to my challenge. I have to make these work with each other and so far, I think I've done that. If you would like to see all 4 of the blocks that I've completed so far, you can find them here.

I was also asked what thread I used for the spiderweb on the April block. That thread is Kreinik #8 braid in a light orange color. When it comes to metallic threads, Kreinik is my personal preference.

Now that my April challenge piece is complete, I'm back to my button quilt. I finished up on this block yesterday:

Button Block 16

All of the buttons on this block are vintage glass buttons. If you would like to see all of the Button Blocks that I've done so far, you can find them all together here.

Once the red & gold block was completed, I started on this one:

Button Block 17

I'm seeing a bit of SRE on this!

I'm going to need another sewing day here soon. I received a lovely gift from a dear friend and fellow crazyquilter and it needs to be on this quilt. I'm going to sew up a special block specifically for showcasing it. It will definitely work with the other blocks, but I want to make sure that it stands out. It's a beautiful handpainted peacock. Ya'll know I love peococks! Stay tuned as you will know it when you see it!

3 comments:

~V said...

oh the greens and purples are scrumptious!!! I am just in awe at your daily updates Pam...you're amazing!

Judy S. said...

Gosh, Pam, these blocks just keep getting prettier and prettier. I really enjoy looking at the details of your stitching; the red one has some very interesting seam treatments! And the newest block has such nice colors.

Glad to here you're making a quilt of the TIF blocks. It will be spectacular!

Gina E. said...

A hand painted peacock??? I can't wait to see that!

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