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Shoreline, CT, United States
I would love for you to join me (a retired senior)in my zany crafting adventures with quilting (waaaaay too much fabric); scrapbooking (will I ever catch up?); redwork; counted cross stitch; crossword puzzles; reading; and cooking.

Friday, June 15, 2018

POMEGRANATE PROGRESS

I've finally finished hand quilting the batik squares; this is a S L O W 
project, but a satisfying one....I feel this has an old-timey flavor which I like...

                               this Pomegranate flower has my favorite center fabric...

Now for the side triangles.......................

To continue,  I will quilt more "Raindrops" on the outer triangles stopping about 1/2" or so
from the edges....

This is my longterm Summer project for those lovely deck days....

I really love those leafy batiks....Now to decide on threads...should I continue with the
ecru or use other colors that coordinate with the leaves......

For the Pomegranate "flowers" I used my Go!Baby accuquilt die, cutting the shapes
out of freezer papers; ironing them onto the fabrics, and turning the edges for a prepared
applique process... I do not do well with needleturn--so this is my method of choice...

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Today is yet another gray day...lawnmowers whining in the distance and chilly temps...
so I will most likely be at my machine sewing my 2-sies and 4-sies...
Hugs,
Julierose, La blageuse (in Pom Land-euse)


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  2. It looks wonderful! I love the batik blocks with it! Well done!

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    1. thanks so much Michele--I love how it's coming together...hugs, Julierose

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  3. So soft and lovely! You've got a winner here!

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    1. Oh thank you for your lovely input...I am enjoying this S L O W project....hugs, Julierose

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  4. Sitting on the deck doing some slow stitching sounds very inviting. Hope you get some perfect deck weather soon!

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    1. Hope so too--maybe tomorrow...today is STILL chilly and grey with showers...now and then. I want to move up to my 70 degrees color ;)))) hugs, Julierose

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  5. What a lovely quilt...it is gorgeously old fashioned looking!

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    1. Thanks JulieQ--I was aiming for just that!! hugs, Julierose

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  6. Love how your Pom quilt is coming along. The texture created by you quilting is wonderful.
    Our weather is rain today... supposed to be high winds too, but that hasn't happened, thank Goodness.
    I'm working on a black and orange 4 patch right now, for my oldish nephew's wedding quilt. They are getting married on their Harley-Davidsons, so pink is out of the question.
    Hugs

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    1. Hahaha I guess harley-ites don't cotton (groan..) to pink is right!! ;)))
      thanks for your comment...hugs, Julierose

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  7. I've told you before how I love the pomegranate project. I didn't know you used your Go Baby to cut the shapes. That would be my preferred method as well.

    Your temperature quilt will be interesting with these cooler temps you are having.

    Hope you have a great weekend :)

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    1. Yes every chance I get I use it to cut as it saves my arm/shoulder etc. problems from getting worse...
      Hugs, Julierose

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  8. Your pomegranates and hand quilting are beautiful.
    The batik compliments everything else perfect.
    Sun and clouds here.
    I'll be at my sewing machine this morning piecing sampler blocks.
    Good sewing to you!

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    1. thanks Janie! I sewed together my 2nd basket quilt which is a surprise gift so I won't be posting until after I send it out...AND, but of course, more
      of those 2-sies and 4-sies ;000 hugs, Julierose

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  9. Just look at all that wonderful quilting in the squares, beautiful texture created with this.

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    1. thanks Maureen--I am enjoying this slow project a lot hugs, Julierose

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  10. I love this quilt! It's just so gorgeous. I also use the freezer paper method to applique. I didn't like needle turn either.

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    1. Oh thank you Rosemary--I started on a side triangle this afternoon and did a few rows...hugs, Julierose

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  11. Beautiful quilt. Love the batiks. A slow project is always nice.

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    1. thanks so much Dawn--I don't know when it will be finished as I can only do 3-4 rows of quilting at a time...but hey, I've got time here hugs, Julierose

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  12. Pomegranates does have an old-fashioned look, so soft and inviting. I like your mix of thread colors and weights as they highlight the flowers and make the batik a textured backdrop.
    Enjoy your cooler temperatures. It's blazing here.

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    1. Oh thanks Ann--slow rows here and it is starting to warm up--unfortunately for us in this area, that will mean humidity also...hugs, Julierose

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  13. wow - so many stitches! enjoy your great summer project.
    Suns out today - yay!

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    1. thanks barb--nice to see sunshine, isn't it? At long last...hugs, Julierose

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  14. The pomegranates are looking so cute--love your stitching around them! What a fun project to work on this summer!

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    1. thanks Karen--they are a fun project hugs, Julierose

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  15. Your pomegranates are food for thought! (sorry..) I had only thought of the applique dies as cutting fabric, so I'd been ignoring them as I prefer needle-turn or freezer paper applique. Never occurred to me that I could cut the freezer paper with them - thanks!

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  16. I was so happy using my accuquilt for freezer paper --and then I iron it on file folders so I can re-use them and also use the starch and iron method...turning before i applique--I find this really the easiest for me as I am totally needleturn-challenged..hugs, Julierose

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  17. Coucou JulieRose ! J'aime beaucoup tes blocs de pomegranate !! Et quel courage de quilter à la main ! C'est magnifique !

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  18. Such lovely colours in the batiks. After all those squares, the triangles will seem much quicker to quilt too.

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    1. I JUST LOVE THOSE COLORS AND HOW THEY LOOK WITH THE QUILTED "RAIN" ON THEM..hugs, Julierose

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  19. This looks great. I understand why you find it so satisfying.

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  20. Hi Julierose you do such beautiful work my friend,well done xx

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