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April 1, 2016
just some filler... from Charm About You


Time for an update on my Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt! Here's the blocks laid out almost as they will be:


All hand sewn - hand piecing, English Paper Piecing and appliqué. There was one large block missing and the pinwheels and filler blocks still to make. I want to add some darker navy into those filler blocks but on the whole I'm really happy with it.

Good job I got that picture when I did because the wind nearly carried the lot away:


 I finished the final large block the other day, Square Daisy:


Now I have ...

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March 16, 2016
I'm working from Charm About You


The other day I hit a creative wall. What I was doing wasn't really working, I felt like I had no vision left and it was really frustrating. One of my biggest dislikes is feeling uninspired. It's so meh.

Then I taught a class at Patchfinders, making embroidered needle cases, and I enjoyed it so much. I had a lovely group and it felt nice to focus on the stitches. My demonstrative piece came home and I worked on it more, not worrying about perfection, just enjoying making a naive watermelon.


The bright pink of the Story by ...

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February 12, 2016
flowering from Charm About You


I finished my third and final appliqué block for my green tea and sweet beans quilt. 


The flowers were English Paper Pieced using Mini Hex Den papers and then hand appliquéd.


I didn't really like the appliqué flowers in the green tea and sweet beans pattern book so I decided to make my own and used three different epp shapes:


It is just over a year since I finished the first one and nearly as long since the second one! I knew it would be a long project!


I love seeing these blocks together and it's making me ...

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