Tuesday, August 12, 2008


With the help of my big LiteTracer II I'm back in business with my Flight of Fancy. I just kept putting off that center block. Man, complicated. This is my first big applique project. Nothing else I've done has required any kind of precision. And this block was the most challenging of all.
I couldn't have done it without Elizabeth gluing down the bias stems. I'm pretty pleased with my results.

Being a dork though, I managed to get the yellow center of the top flower in upside down and had to pry it out and turn it over. And its not in there very well, so naturally, it will bug me. A lot. Maybe when it's blanket stitched, it will be better. You know, so I can get over it.
How's your week going peoples?


Blogger craftydiane said...

Very lovely block! I can see why you needed help with all that bias!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I too would like to know the tricks for getting the bias down so perfectly.

And I never met a dotty background that didn't make my heart sing. It's fabulous.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Mar said...

It looks fantastic!!

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I love that block! Well done!

7:37 AM  
Blogger Anne Sutton said...

This one is so worth the effort. It's beautiful! Love your colors and your mistakes! You'll never see it after you blanket stitch. There you're over it!

7:43 AM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the look of the applique on the white with red dots. It makes such a darling neutral and backtround. YOur colors are just so cute. Its all good. And since my applique is never EVER perfect, I rarely look at other people's details. The overall is important. It is super cute. The vase is amazing. I don't think I could do that. Good job.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Oh, that's beautiful. Is it appliqued down with that hidden stitch (the one I never could perfect) or is it glued down?

It's absolutely lovely.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

8:26 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

Beautiful vase! It's so refreshing to see an applique on a little polka dot ground. :-)

9:02 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

Wow, great job. It looks like it took a fair amount of patience and a lot of precision. Love the color combination!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Deb Silva said...

Love the block Pam. And I know what you mean about it bugging you. I have the same issues when things like that happen to me. Every time I look at my eye is drawn immediately to my error. But you know, if you had never said anything to us and we saw it, even in person, we would never notice. That said, I still know exactly what you mean.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

That looks fantastic Pammie!

10:59 AM  
Anonymous tammyCA said...

That is so sweet! I don't quilt, but a while back I bought an applique kit of a vase with flowers 'cuz it was so cute...one of these days I will attempt it.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

It looks great. I'm doing this too, so any hints on the basket?

1:20 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

It's absolutely perfect!

Don't be blue over a yellow piece...

1:25 PM  
Blogger quilterpolly said...

It is simply marrvvvelous. It is a breath of fresh air. Love your choice of colors.
Polly in Long Beach:)

1:52 PM  
Blogger eamylove said...

Love the block already! My favorite is that green polka dot for leaves. Isn't it an ME fabric? I have it, too, and plan to use it for EVERYTHING!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Your little basket of flowers is so cute! We would never know it's upside down, but I'm just like you about stuff like that.

7:08 PM  
Blogger ~D Spack~ said...

Oh my goodness! that is so so cute!

7:21 PM  
Blogger ~D Spack~ said...

Oh my goodness! that is so so cute!

7:21 PM  
Blogger jen duncan said...

Now you quit pickin on it! That is a FABULOUSLY sweet lil block! OH you put the happiest combinations together. :-)

10:12 PM  
Blogger julieQ said...

So pretty! I can't wait to see this one blanket stitched down. Those reds will just pop!

6:06 AM  
Blogger Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Love it!!!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Happy Zombie said...

Gaga all over this block! Serious gaga. Serious knockin' my flip-flops off gaga. I love your fabric choices, love the design, love your super skilled workmanship. This block could stand alone and call it a day.

Gaga. Gaga. Gaga.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous amy said...

Loooovely! Just love your color and fabric choices. I had to get some JUMBO red/cream gingham the other day--wish I bought more.

12:05 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

That vase of flowers is ADORABLE! I have no idea how anything like that is done. I just appreciate the hard work and the beauty.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous blop said...

Nice....looks pretty yummy to me!
Gotta love them dots!!
Great job, PKM!!

4:42 PM  
Anonymous brigette said...

oh pam. it's just GORGEOUS!!!!! i've been procrastinating that same block because of the stinkin' 1/8" bias!!!! i tried to talk someone into making it for me but she just chuckled as if i were kidding.
i am using the original colors/lakehouse fabric for my quilt because i loved that line and wanted to use it in something,but i'm truly amazed at yours. it's just amazingly incredible!!!!!
you'll never notice your blip after it's stitched/quilted/hanging around.
great choices, good work!!!!!!

5:40 AM  

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