Thursday, June 09, 2011

BeAttitudes Update

This July will be the third birthday of my BeAttitudes project. I am using a technique that I discovered I dislike (machine applique) and I have to force myself to work on it. But I am motivated to get it done now because I have a friend who would like to use the pattern book, so that is helping me to get going on these blocks. The photo on the left shows all that I have left to do...2 more baggies for the last 2 blocks! 
 
The 10th block is almost finished...he just needs some embellishments.


I just loved how this BOM (from Reichard's) was organized...each block in it's own bag with the fabric all neatly placed in order, with the applique pieces together and the background block pieces together. The only thing I changed about the fabric was to eliminate all the floral fabrics, and I still had plenty to make the blocks. I have heard about people sewing kits that barely have enough fabric, but this one was very generous and a pleasure to create blocks with.
Here is the beginning of block #11.
The background is pieced and has the applique stuck down, and now it needs the letters, the buttonhole stitching and the embellishing. Only 1 more block to go after this one!

9 comments:

  1. I'm a sucker for Nancy Halvorsen's designs but like you I find the machine applique sooooo tedious! I have only completed one of her quilts but have books and fabric for at least 4 others. Keep at it...it will be a fabulous quilt.

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  2. I have enjoyed this project on your blog, Kathy. I've never tried machine applique for fear that I would not do a good job. I'm sorry you haven't been enjoying it. I see the light at the end of the tunnel for you - you'll be done soon. :-)

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  3. Good for you for keeping at it - you are tenacious and determined. Those are qualities that are often overlooked!

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  4. Congrats on getting that far. I don't like applique and I bailed on the one quilt I tried to make that way.

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  5. The blocks look great, you are almost there. Keep up the good work.

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  6. I like Nancy's designs very much! Sorry the applique turned out not to be your cup of tea but glad you're so near the end!

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  7. It's hard when we find something that isn't our favorite to persevere.
    It is a struggle between I don't want to, this is my hobby and I'm supposed to be having fun, and I need to do this, I will get it done. Funny though, when the pretty project is finished, it is so rewarding.

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  8. I just love this quilt you are making...it is wonderful!!! Mine is still not quilted...hmmm....

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  9. I just love machine applique, sorry that you do not. I am also doing these blocks, I have one set done and now working on another set. It took a while to get two quilts prepped for this but I just love it. Loved seeing yours as well.

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