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Friday, September 23, 2016

Porch Quilt / P2 Update August and September




Hi! Show and tell time for P2. This was a BIG assignment this time. Three big lollipop flowers in star studded crocks,



plus other fillers---Moon, Star, Basket.


Love the Basket, love this fabric.


There were also two large squares that just called for an unpieced large floral. Instead I made a couple of fill in blocks
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Sixteen patch, random fabrics.


And a Kite.


The kite's tail will be appliqued to the block[s] below it. Then after the quilt is quilted, I'll add three dimensional kite tail bows. Unless the block does not work with the rest of the blocks, in which case I I'll instead do some sort of pieced block.


I love kites and wanted to include one as a summer memory. My dad and I used to make our own kites. Some were tiny, smaller than the palm of your hand and we used sewing thread on spools for the strings. One year we made huge box kites! We used leftover Christmas wrapping paper for the paper sides. And though my own kids have outgrown kite flying, I enjoy seeing the many kites here on my beach. Some are go-cart kites that pull wooden vehicles. [scary!] and some are surf kites that haul the surfers high in the air.



I hope my Kite block works.
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You may recall last P2 posting I asked about storing blocks for quilts in progress. Most of us just do the Baggies thing. But I did find these great boxes on sale at Michael's craft store. They are 14.5'' x 3.5'', perfect! Neat and clean too. Inedible for bored doggies [Mo adores Baggies zippers!], fairly waterproof too.




PS Blogger says this is my 800th post! Should I celebrate? Have a giveaway? Or...?

love

lizzy

gone to the beach....












Tomorrow when Lori posts her version and her Linky is set up I'll add a link for Humble Quilts, so you can see everyone's P2s.

14 comments:

  1. Oh my! I love the kits and it seems to fitting for a summer quilt!! You need to make it work. Such fun memories.

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  2. Your kite block is a perfect addition to the quilt!!

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  3. Love your blocks! Even think I spy some of your fabrics also located in my stash! Thanks for linking up with Lori & sharing!

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  4. 800 posts is something to celebrate! Congratulations! Your quilt is just lovely!

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  5. Yay, I'm glad you stayed with the big flower print for your flowers! I love them! I love the kite block, too, so I really hope you use it in the quilt.

    So great that the scrapbook box is just the right size for quilt blocks! Very handy and lots easier to stack than baggies, LOL. And will keep things safe.

    Wow, 800 posts! Celebrate! Treat yourself to something nice, or at LEAST a cupcake! Congrats!

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  6. I love your flower blocks. The kites are awesome. Hugs

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  7. Your 16 block looks like Cath Kidson fabrics which are so pretty! My hubby loves to fly kites in Oregon. The wind is very strong and he has one of those acrobatic kites. Too strong for me...LOL I sit and write and watch him play. Happy Autumn! Kit

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  8. Blocks are sweet - especially, the kites! So glad you are out and about.
    Blessings from Soo

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  9. I love the friendly colors you are using and the addition of the kite is sweet as can be. I found one of those boxes too, on sale, and I'm using it for the Westering women sew along - wish I'd bought more.

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  10. Love love love the kite! Lovely memory about you and your Dad :) AND, miniature kites with sewing thread for the string!! Who knew. Makes me want to try. I dig the flowers too, they look great.

    Happy 800th! Quite an accomplishment. Good on you. No need for a giveaway, we already have our gift ;)

    Kel

    PS: I guess there's only so much dry weather even a drought tolerant plant can take. A few of my plants are suffering.

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  11. Love love love the kite! Lovely memory about you and your Dad :) AND, miniature kites with sewing thread for the string!! Who knew. Makes me want to try. I dig the flowers too, they look great.

    Happy 800th! Quite an accomplishment. Good on you. No need for a giveaway, we already have our gift ;)

    Kel

    PS: I guess there's only so much dry weather even a drought tolerant plant can take. A few of my plants are suffering.

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    1. Hi! Tiny kites are so fun, just balsa wood and tissue paper. The cook part is they give the illusion of a full size kite way high in the sky, an optical illusion. Don t need a lot of breeze either.

      Too bad about your plants! Did the hydrangea and the pink whatsit?, plumeria? survive?

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  12. Oops, don't know what happened there.

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  13. Love your fussy cut flowers--you are going to have one fun quilt!!

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