Monday, September 03, 2007

Busy weeks

All my kids are back in school again and I thought to catch up with my normal life again. Especially the things that I have/want to do but what I haven't done for weeks!! That's were the problem starts: .... I have about 16 hours a day that I am awake. And let's say that I am productive for 13 hours........
But what I need and want to do takes more than 13 hours a day. So my conclusion: The day is too short or I need more hours in a day . LOL





Finally I finished the first block of my fourblock applique I started months ago ! I am really happy with the result.


And I know what I am going to do with the fabrics I received from you all :-) . In the same period my dear friend Kathie sent me a tumbler template. Yeahh that's it. That is the idea I was looking for :-)


Lucy


29 comments:

Karen said...

Aha, tumblers, that will be pretty! And your 1st block of 4 blocks is pure heaven. What applique method did you use?

Ineke said...

hoi Lucy een woord prachtig.

May Britt said...

Tumbler is so fun to make. And now you can gather all the fabrics you got into one friendship quilt.

Diane said...

Oh Lucy, Your applique block is spectacular! The tumbler pattern will make a wonderful memory quilt with your friendship fabrics.

tami said...

Beautiful applique.
I love the tumbler quilt and I love your fabrics. I can't wait to see it done.

Dawn said...

Oh Lucy! That block is to die for! I LOVE it! Oh my! I'd say I"d go down and make one right now... but it seems applique is just not on my list right now! I have so many things to do. Ahhh, and the applique piece you'll see on my blog tonight, well I"m going to invisible machine it to get it done!

Mary said...

I love tumbler quilts. I'll be watching to see this one develop.

pamina said...

Your appliqué is.....woaw ! no words to say how much it is wonderful !!!

anne bebbington said...

Lucy - your applique block is exquisite and of course the nice thing about doing a four block quilt is you're already one quarter of the way through. The tumblers will be a lovely way to make something to incorporate all the different fabrics you were sent

Hanne said...

Tumbler will be lovely for all those beautiful fabrics :-)

Barbara said...

Hi!

Love the new applique block, and the tumbler will be perfect. How big are the tumblerpieces going to be?

and the feeling of not having enough time...I totally get that..*lol* I even trying to find a new way to get my UFO's done (see blog)

Libby said...

Gorgeous applique block. The tumbler pieces will be just the right way to use your fabrics.

Finn said...

I love the idea of a tumble quilt from your friends fabric! I made one years and years ago, I do love those old, old traditional patterns. Have fun with it! Hugs, Finn

Carol E. said...

It will be fun to watch your tumbler quilt grow. If you ever figure out how to add hours to the day, please let us know!

corry said...

Prachtig applique werk! De kleuren zijn erg goed gekozen, erg sprekend. Ik snap wat je bedoeld met te weinig uren in een dag, Je bent toch aardig productief!

Laura said...

It turned out spectacular Lucy and I think you just auditioned the perfect border color for it, I love the green it is laying on!

Nettie said...

Oh, that appliqué block of yours is so beautiful. I especially love the warm colors. And a tumbler seems perfect, esp since a lot of the fabrics seem to be repros.

Lynn S. said...

Lucy, your applique block is one of the most beautiful I've seen. Your color choice and placement are perfect. Truly a beautiful piece of work!

The Tumbler will be fun to watch as you grow it!

Helen said...

Hi Lucy,
I like the tumbler quilt in construction. I think it will be lovely once it is finished. Did not know of the existence of a tumbler template. This is handy. Will you post a picture once it is done?

mereth said...

One down, three to go! I'm fighting the urge to start an applique pattern, I've got so much else to do. But I love red and green quilts so much I think I might just have to give in. Your stitching is beautiful and the design is great too- did you draft it yourself? I came across one just like this in The Quilt Index and thought "That's Lucy's Applique!!"
And the green below it does look really good.

Donetta said...

I love it! Great color combination! Lovely pattern.

dot said...

I have never made a tumbler block quilt. I do have it in my wish list though.

atet said...

That applique block is beautiful and the tumblers should be lots of fun -- what a wonderful memory from all of those fabrics!

Nancy in MT said...

Lucy, your applique quilt is stunning, beautiful needlework.

Nancy in MT said...

Lucy, here's my test comment, and I love the idea of a tumbler block quilt, I've never made one.

YankeeQuilter said...

I have a tiny tumbler that I got a a guild show silient auction...I've always thought it would be nice to make a larger one! Have fun with it!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Lucy...I love your applique block too...I couldn't find it at first, thinking that the picture was a finished quilt! When I clicked on the picture, I noticed the raw edges :-). Prachtig!! A green border would suit it. I have a tiny tumbler template too that I bought somewhere. My plan is to make a sewing themed fabrics miniature quilt out of it. I'd forgotten about it...may have to get the template out and cut out some tumblers soon!

Jacqui in Canada

La Tea Dah said...

Just sending a happy hello to you this morning, Lucy! I hope all is well. Miss you! Life is busy getting kids settled back into the school year. . .

KimT said...

beautiful work