Monday, June 11, 2018

Where Flowers Bloom/ Second edit


Thank you Carla for hosting this hop.


Flowers can bloom in the strangest places.
For instance.

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Or even better yet 

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Ok right off the bat I have had to edit my hop day post.  I have now been bitten by the blogger bug.  UGH!
I will have to reply on my blog to all your much appreciated comments.  I apologize for the inconvenience.

I need to add Amy's BOM link, some have asked where it was.
http://sewincrediblycrazy.blogspot.com/2015/12/exciting-news-in-our-garden-hop.html

On to the original post.

I decided to finish a couple of UFO blocks and design my own small quilt.
Well that didn't exactly happen.  But close. 
The blocks turned out pretty good and are from a BOM  I was in a couple of years ago.









This is the biggest mistake in the block below,  I did not have a pattern and just used a block I found on line  I can't believe I did notice.  It is almost 1/4 inch larger than the others.  Was suppose to be a 12 inch block, still haven't figured out what I did wrong.  You can see I tried to trim it.
and it is still to large and lost its points.


And as you can see the HST boarders is way off too.  Instead of trying to halve way fix it, I have decided to replace the block and and remake the  boarders.



When I rework this , I'll put a darker lavender binding on it.  I think it will be cute when finished.  So I'm going to take a break from it for a couple days and work on some Christmas projects.



I'm really into my plushies right now.  Trying to stay away from stress and deadlines.
And these keep me happily sewing in between quilts. I don't want to get out of the habit of finishing projects.

Don't forget to visit every one in today's hop. 

Hoping I put a smile on your face today.
Be sure to visit the others on this hop for your flower fix.

Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop Schedule




Friday, June 15th




Blessing to you and yours,

62 comments:

  1. You are probably the kind of person who would be bothered by those cut off points. From working with other people's blocks to make American Hero quilts, I've become quite adept at ignoring that, and seeing the beauty in the pieces together. This is really beautiful, and when you finish it, you will love it, I think!

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    1. Sometimes I wish I wasn't. But I am and in the end I'm glad. I appreciate your comment though, letting me remember that most people aren't so critical in their observations. I guess I'm my own worst enemy. Pros and cons. Thank you for your thought provoking and kind comment.

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  2. This is a pretty quilt, Tonia, filled with fun and whimsy.

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    1. Thanks Kim, I see the bug has bitten you too. Your curtains are so me. I absolutely love that room. Since you first recovered the chair I have wanted something similar to it. have a great day

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  3. I'm sorry that you hit a snag. On the other hand, I'm glad that you posted about the snag. When I read these blogs, it appears that most of the bloggers just have an easy time with their projects. I have to use my trusty seam ripper often and there are times that I should remake some blocks. I adore the colors you used - they scream spring and flowers. I like the worm and frog. I like the blocks, too. The fabrics are perfect for the project. You will have a wonderful project when it is finished. Again, thanks for posting about your headache with this project because I have lots of them even though I've been quilting for several years. Good luck!

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    1. I try to keep it real. I think that is very important. Most people can see through those that aren't. I want friends, not stats. I appreciate your time taking and sweet comment. Many of my friends have show up here today and I'm grateful. I'm just sorry blogger is acting up and some won't know that.

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  4. I think it looks great, even with the cutoff points! It’s very pretty!

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    1. You ladies have been very kind with your comments. Thank you

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  5. That is going to be a really cute quilt! You did a great job with the applique blocks. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you much for your visit and sweet comment.

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  6. It will be a sweet wall hanging when done. I like the spring colors.

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    1. Thank you Dorian, I too love the babysoft colors.

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  7. Oh -- that is adorable! Love that sweet little worm!!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment Sandy

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  8. These blocks are so precious, Tonia. That block of the month was certainly a fun one and I love the quilt we made. That is a perfect project for Where Flowers Bloom. There are certainly a lot of flowers in the In Our Garden BOM. Sweet.

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    1. Thank you much Carla, AI don't have many UFO's but I have enough fabric sitting around that I need to stay on top of using it until finished and out.

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  9. That is such a sweet quilt. The colors are so happy and the applique' blocks are adorable. You were clever in changing the blocks and adjusting the borders, strange how some blocks look simple but can give us a challenge.

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    1. Good to see you Jeanna, Your right, I think I don't pay enough attention to what I consider to be simple. That seem to get me into trouble.

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  10. Such cute and sweet blocks!Love how you have put them together!

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    1. Hello Martina, It is always good to make a friend especially a quilter and sister in Christ. I hope you decide to keep blogging as I just found you through this hop. looking forward to up addition to the hop on Thursday Thank your for your visit and comment.

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  11. Those blocks are wonderful. It is going to be a super cute finish. I'm in love with the frog. looking forward to seeing your Christmas projects.

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    1. Thanks Selina, I'm hoping it a good finish, I want to put it on ETSY. I'm trying to generate a little extra income for taxes. We will see.

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  12. your quilt is adorable. And yes...stay away from stress!

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    1. Morin Kathy, thank you. Yeah, gettin too old for the stress thing. I just had to admit it. I'm doing better though. How about you?

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  13. This turned out very cute, even with mishaps along the way!

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  14. Adorable quilt ...the bluebird & worm caught my eye.

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    1. Thank you, I think they are eyeing each other. Happy you stopped by and sweetly commented.

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  15. I recognize those blocks! I love the fabrics you chose to make them...so soft and beautiful! The blog thing is so frustrating, but hopefully it will be resolved soon.

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    1. Thanks Carol, Yeah, it just happened to me. Weird how that is happening.
      Be seeing you soon.

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  16. Oh how fun to see the "In Our Garden" blocks! I had to laugh at your points. I've lived that "sew" many times myself. Nothing is taken away because your lose a point here and there. Honestly, I would never have seen it if you hadn't pointed it out. I like seeing mistakes...it keeps us all humble and shows we are not alone with them. Great job.

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    1. That is a big Amen to that Joan, Thanks for coming by, good to see you.

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  17. The applique blocks are so cute and whimsical. As for the cut off points, as they say a "design opportunity"! Since you already have applique on the quilt already, why not add a flower or leaf and vine to trail over those cut off points? That will tie the applique in more and no one else will be the wiser.

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  18. Hmmmm... Never thought in that direction before. "Design Opportunity" That is going up on my sewing wall. Thanks for the food for thought.

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  19. Sew pretty! It is nice to see a quilt being made with the In Our Garden BOM block patterns. Good use of UFOs. Look forward to seeing how you finish it ... :) Pat

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    1. Thank you. And I will post the finish. I'm going to have to add the link for the Bom, I could not remember the name and did not think to look bach on my blog. Shame on me.

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  20. Life happens to us all great quilt. Love the frog to cute.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for including me in the great group.... just don't feel right. Yet that is. I have more exasperation than inspirations at this time.

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  21. I love your quilt just the way it is. It is so pretty and cheerful, and I adore the frog.

    I keep seeing blog hop postings. What is a blog hop? What is the purpose?

    Sorry you're having blog problems. Every day I turn on my computer, I hope Google will have figured out how to fix things.

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    1. Hi Marti, good to see you, I'll you in a little bit and explain. You might like to try it when things slow down for you.

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  22. Those are gorgeous applique blocks - I love how you put them together! xx

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  23. Reading about your 'lost points block' reminds me of how much I dislike trying to sane quilt! Give me crazy quilts and landscapes any day. Altho' - having said that - your blocks ARE really cute!

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    1. Thank you MaryAnn, And your work is beautiful and inspiring.

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  24. I enjoyed reading your post! It's nice to know that others, besides myself struggle with sewing perfect blocks. Some bloggers make it look so easy and get way more accomplished than I can even think about. Sometimes I wonder if they hire someone to sew for them. Thanks for keeping it real.

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    1. That's you and me both. Thanks for the support and stopping by

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  25. They all look great, and I love the frog!

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    1. I'm starting to like frogs myself. The more I look at him i think he may need a tongue. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment

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  26. Those flower pics are so darn cute. Tough little things even if they look fragile. The quilt is sweet - perfect for a flowery summer day.

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    1. So glad you like them, Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  27. Such a cheerful little quilt! Love the border!

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    1. Thank you much Charlene, I'm going to have to make a new border but very simular.

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  28. I like your blocks they go well together. Where did the patterns come from? Are they too far back to remember (for me that might be yesterday..)? As you are into plushy things now, a Plushy flower would have been enjoyable. Maybe in a later post? Thanks for the quilt ideas. quiltyladyrr@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you. Here is the link up http://sewincrediblycrazy.blogspot.com/2015/12/exciting-news-in-our-garden-hop.html

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  29. I recognize those botm blocks and you did them beautifully. I think it's great that you point out your mistakes. I'm harder on myself now than I was when I started quilting. I do try to be a little more perfect although I never want to be perfect. If it's someone else's block tho I'd have a hard time adjusting or playing with it because I'd want to keep there work in tact. I thought you did a beautiful job with the bigger block even with the first cutting of it, and I really didn't notice the difference until you mentioned it. It's a lovely project tho and I loved your fabric choices.

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  30. I appreciate your commenting, Thank you so much.

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  31. What a fun set of blocks! I love the colors, and the worm is priceless. Nice work.

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  32. This is such a cute and sweet quilt! I love the blocks and borders!

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    1. Thank you much, be glad when I get it finished.

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  33. What a fabulous way to use up BOM UFO's! You did a great job pulling it all together with your fabric choices - very cute!

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  34. These are cute blocks. The frog and the worm made me smile :)

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