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Sunday, 16 January 2011

All Sorts of Everything

Klosjes 9

Civil War Block 3 Seven Sister

Lori's quilt along

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Its been all go here this week doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

I am late again with Klosjes post as I believe you are supposed to post these on Saturdays. Hope the Klosjes police are not out there to fine me. 

This weeks Barbara Brackman's Civil War block is Seven Sisters . As I am not a real hand applique girl I have used the smallest size blanket stitch on my machine and then altered the stitches down even smaller. Don't get me wrong I love the look of hand applique but am not mad about doing it.

The 3rd thing this week is Lori's quilt a long which I know lots of you are partaking in - and for those of you who are not  this is where we are so far.

Finally I may of mentioned before that our quilt group has an exhibition in April . I still have lots of work in progress .  The last photo is a medallion quilt and  the centre panel formed part of a kit which I purchased from Petra Prins back in 2005. After a while I decided not to make the kit  and have used some of the fabric  in this medallion quilt. In the large centre star section I have used IRISH LINEN  and I am liking the mix of using the different fabric mediums together.

I will post the last of the red and green quilts this week as I know from the comments you have all enjoyed seeing these beautiful quilts.

For now it's back to the sewing machine.


  1. I like how you put together the seven sisters block. I love how applique looks, but it's not my favorite thing to do either.

  2. I had thought about doing a blanket stitch around my stars as well...yours looks very nice. I like to hand applique, but points on stars are not my thing!

  3. I love all your projects. I just added the binding to the Hake quilt and the soft muted colors remind me of the last photo you posted. It is so pretty!

  4. Sue, Everything looks gorgeous, as usual. Your klosjes are very colorful, and I love the fabrics you used for 7 sisters. The blanket stitch looks very nice. I can't believe you did it on the machine!

  5. great work sue, all of it!

  6. Lovely bit of sewing Sue. I actually made a few klosjes myself last week - promised a dozen from my list, have 5 more to make and then I can tick that one.
    Love Shirley.x

  7. love all the projects your working on!
    oh I think it was a great idea to take the kit and make the quilt your own!
    I have done that more than a few times myself and just so much happier with the quilt later on, looks great!
    Have a great week

  8. How clever of you to use machine blanket stitch to applique the stars. They look really great. I did needle turn applique on my stars and it was fiddly, to say the least, getting the points nice and sharp. Love the fabrics you have used for your Klosjes and the soft colours are so pretty in your quilt.
    Cheers, Rowena

  9. Busy lady! What are the klosjes? I call that a bow-tie pattern.
    I always enjoy seeing what you are working on. Looks like fun! ~ Sarah

  10. All sorts of good things, I'd say!
    love your fabrics for the quilt along - still need to do step 3 myself -
    The seven sisters turned out really nice!