Friday, April 13, 2012

Two Finishes!

Since I was not finished with Moonglow at the end of March, and the number Judy pulled for April’s UFO still has a lot of work to be done on it, I decided (at the urging of several very wise readers!) to just continue with Moonglow through this month until it is done.  Immediately all the pressure was off and I began to enjoy the process of bringing this quilt around the home stretch again. =^..^=  And since ENJOY is my word for 2012, I'm happy!!!

And guess what?  Moonglow Block #11 is DONE!  


Yes, it’s only a block, not the entire quilt, but it’s progress!  And the way these blocks are behaving, it almost feels like finishing up a quilt by the time I’m done with one of them!  LOL!!!

Hip Hip Hooray!!!  Only one more block to go now, and I can put the center together and then start on those SEVEN torturous gorgeous borders.  Next thing you know, I’ll be posting a finish for this quilt!!!

Here’s the process of how I put together this particular block.  


It was only partially paper-pieced.  The black and aqua pieces are paper-pieced.  I had to cut templates for three of the sections and set them in with Y seams – Yes, the dreaded “Y” word!!!  The blue and olive pieces had to be cut individually with templates, as well as the center square.


It was a royal pain, but I finally got them in.  They’re not perfect mind you, but they’re in, and they’re staying in!!!


Here is a picture of the entire center with a gaping hole right smack dab in the middle!  I can’t wait for that last block to be finished and placed there – it might be time to party, right?  As I’ve said before, that last block is a doozie and a half, so keep those ear plugs stuffed in nice and tight folks!!! :*D

My second finish is the Promises and Borders stitchery Block #3.  


I just loved working on this block, especially with the addition of my beloved hearts in its border! 


Can you see the sweet little bird perched on those spring flowers?  *sigh* I’m in love!!!


Here’s Block #4 for this project.  I’ve got it all prepared for beginning the stitching, and it will be a welcome project to have with me while I am visiting my family in North Carolina soon!  =^..^=

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Hugs & Blessings,
Teresa
=^..^=

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18 comments:

  1. WooHoo! Teresa--it is coming together! I wish these blocks were put together using Perforated Paper piecing--SOOOO much easier! Oh, it just warms my heart whenever I see this quilt. Wise choice to keep going with it!
    Your little stitchery pieces are always so sweet.

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  2. Everytime I see your Moonglow quilt, I almost swoon, it's so gorgeous. Finish ... very wise, indeed! EnJOY it!

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  3. yeah!!!! Keep up the good work - you are an inspiration to all of us!! Have fun visiting!!

    Have a blessed weekend!!

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  4. I am sooooo jealous you have your Moonglow almost done. Yippee for you!

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  5. That Moonglow quilt is just stunning! I love watching your progress. You are doing a great job getting it done.

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  6. I gave you the Liebster Blog Award. Love your blog!

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  7. Well, those Y seams may be a pain, but the result is totally worth it! Love the quilt... tell me, does it have a cord to plug it in because it seems to glow! Can't wait to see the last block.

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  8. Wow, that was some block!! And only one more to go, how exciting is that. It is an incredible quilt!!

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  9. OMG.... you mentioned "Y" seams!!! You did a great, wonderful, fantastic job!!! I say that because I've just tried it on my project and let me tell you.....
    Anyway, I also love the handwork. Are you going to frame it??

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  10. Gorgeous work. You have been busy :)

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  11. It's looking wonderful. Love the colors of this quilt. Lovely work and worth all the trouble.

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  12. Your quilt is just beautiful and I am so glad you decided to keep working on it. I find that I let myself get pressured by other's deadlines, especially online, and I have reached the conclusion that I need to work at my own pace, adhere to the deadlines when I can, and give myself permission to not when I can't or DON'T WANT TO. Good for you!!

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  13. Its looking great. Those y seams do not look very fun tho!

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  14. You are doing a wonderful job. I am impressed with the Y seams.

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  15. A lovely quilt! I really like the embroidery and the verse was a great one to read today.

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  16. I have heard from others that the Moonglow quilt is a tricky quilt to put together. Good for you for hanging in there with it!

    The two verses you have embroidered are precious promises.....wonderful reminders. Very nice handwork too!

    Judy

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