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Friday, February 04, 2011

Marie Antoinette Crazy Quilt Block #6

I apologize for not photographing the block before I stitched it.  I usually like to post my works in progress updates as I work on them.  I haven't been feeling too great for the past few days so I just stitched.  Marie Antoinette Crazy Quilt Block #6 is complete:

The little watch was a pendant watch that belonged to my grandmother.  I've been trying to use her jewelry pieces on this quilt so I can see and enjoy them rather than store them in my cedar chest.

So this block is done and that leaves me 3 more blocks to go.

If you're visiting my blog for the first time, I'm working on a Crazy Quilt with Marie Antoinette as the theme.  There will be 9 blocks all together, each of them are 9 inches square.

Here are the previous blocks:

 Block #5

Block #4

 Block # 3
 Block #2
 Block #1


Laurie said...

Pam!! These blocks are gorgeous! I have several pieces of jewelry from my grand mother, and never would have thought to put them on a quilt. I've been choosing the perfect pictures of her for a memory quilt of her, and since I don't wear jewelry, it will be the perfect spot to display these treasures. It's funny but the necklace or bracelet of blue and silver around one of the graphics is almost identical to Grandma's. Thanks for showing us your beautiful artwork, and for the inspiration!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Pam your blocks are awsome!!!!! I love all your beautiful embellishments. Can't wait to see the finished quilt all put together.
A question, have you ever done a tutorial on dying the silk ribbons? I sure would be interested.
Hugs, Pat

Gina E. said...

Your Marie Antoinette quilt is starting to take shape before my eyes! While I've been admiring each block as you've blogged your progress, I couldn't really picture what you were going to do with them, but seeing them all in a row like that is making sense to me.
Pam, you were the first person I thought of when we got the news of the American blizzard over here. Knowing how much you hate the snow, I was concerned for you. Thank you for posting all those photos despite your depression with it. I guess you've heard about our cyclones which occurred around the same time as your blizzard? Much of Australia is flooded now, after all these years of drought. Poor farmers just can't win. We are okay where I am in suburban Melbourne, although it is very wet and humid, and I am so tired (along with just about everyone I know). Let's hope the weather improves for all of us soon!

Sharon said...

Pam you are amazing!!!!This work is just so great!!!! Thanks for sharing xx

Brenda said...

WOW WOW WOW I have never seen anything so beautiful before!

Cathy said...


OMG!!! This post is taking my breath away. Your talent is overwhelming. I absolutely CANNOT wait to see this finished. You are creating one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever laid eyes on. You are a master at your craft. I'm so proud of you! I love, love, love this post and these quilt blocks. You rock girlfriend.

Have a wonderful day and keep on quilting.

xo Cathy

Lynn Stevens said...

Pam I am in awe of your talent, Those blocks are breathtaking!!!! How special to have included pieces of your Grandmothers jewelry. This beautiful quilt will become a treasured heirloom in your family for years to come.
Someday I will get around to doing some crazy quilting, when my life isnt so crazy! LOL
Hugs Lynn

debi said...

Gorgeous...absolutely gorgeous!!! Looking at your work makes me swoon!

donnarae said...

If Marie could see your blocks, she would thrilled! Very, very pretty.

Beedeebabee said...

My gosh, these blocks are pure heaven!!! Pam, your beautiful work always amazes me! xo Paulette

Anonymous said...

Each of them is a treasure by itself. Together they make quite a statement. I can't believe the first six are finished already. Of course, it seems longer to you, I'm sure.

Plays with Needles said...

Your color choices on this block just draws me right in. Your silk ribbon embroidery on ALL the blocks has been magnificent. But the fact that you included your grandmother's pendant watch makes this one my favorite...with the fan second....I'm sorry to be leaving you all these comments at once, but I really must have been under a rock@!!!

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