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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I had a difficult time with rule # 3. First of all my good sewing machine decided to quit and I had to take it in for surgery. (motherboard had to be replaced) Then I had to teach myself some machine embroidery stitches, which really don't show up in this picture, but they are going diagonally across the squares in the left-hand strip. After that I had to find a fabric I don't usually use because I do tend to use all colors. Well, what I don't like is pastel and especially florals, so that is the background.
And now having finished all that you want me to do what? Applique? I hate applique...but I will give it a try. The positive/negative idea has me interested.
Birdie in MD

9 comments:

birdie said...

sorry, I meant to say the strip that is going down the right-hand side.

Lydia's Garden said...

I can see the embroidery :) and I love those little blocks in the strip--are they pp? Now Birdie, pastels? really? LOL Ah well, I had a rough time choosing a color I didn't use so I went to the stash and yellow was the only thing I couldn't find. Still don't know why because I like it, just don't use it much.

Marie said...

I too can see the embroidery. I really like what you did with the 3rd rule. Your blocks look very nice together.

Ann T. said...

I love your 3rd rule, and I can see the diagonal embroidery too. The blocks look beautiful together. Glad you got it done. And even though applique is not so fun, it is very rewarding. I keep saying I am not going to do any more, and the I do. So GOOD LUCK!

dq said...

Hello again Birdie -- so happy to see you post again!! The last we heard from you was a teaser of block #2.

I am so sorry to hear about your sewing machine trials. That would totally shut me down. I like where you added the embroidery. Your starry night is growing nicely.

Pam in Texas said...

I think your quilt is turning out very nice. I like the colors. They seem to be very different from everyone else and that is what I like. Actually, I think everyone is going to come out with a very unique quilt. This is exciting.

Betty C said...

Your stars are looking really great. You don't like pastels or florals? GASP. You better not look at my stash. It is blooming with florals!

annmarie said...

Rule 3 was a challenge, wasn't it? but you did good gal - looks fine & I like the background :)

desertskyquilts said...

Your rule #3 is great. You found a way to make it all work. I'm glad you were able to get the machine fixed fairly fast.