Sunday, July 5, 2015

Tribute To George

I can't believe we are celebrating the 4th of July already. This summer seems to be slipping away right before me.  My current projects are slow going, and I am sure that is part of the reason I feel that time is moving along too quickly.   I finished another block for my Tribute to George quilt.  It is the Mt Vernon block. This photo that I found online was my inspiration.



It seemed a bit bland with just the house so I added the hand embroidery to add some interest and depth to the block.  I think it will be a great additon to the quilt.  Today I will try and finish up the embroidery on another quiote that I want to include.  So what's next?  Since George asked Betsy to make the flag, I think a applique flag block is next on the agenda.  Once it is complete I think I will be ready to lay out the major players and see what I need to bring it all together.





A fellow quilter shared this video this week on a facebook group.   I really could relate to this quilter so I am sharing it here as I know many of my followers love to  use hand work to make their quilts.  She reminded me that to get the results I enjoy it takes time.  It isn't a race!

  https://youtu.be/eKi4btzdO3E?list=PLmON60mNEehXPoY0hDK-Wadtuuua63dFK

14 comments:

  1. I love the Mt. Vernon block! You embroidery is the perfect touch--can't wait to see the whole quilt together!

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  2. What a great video! Her quilts are amazing and I love her attitude. Your Mt. Vernon is stunning with the added embroidery. I look forward to seeing what block you create next.

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  3. I love the naive style, it's going to be such a great quilt! Thanks for sharing the video Carla - it puts things into perspective doesn't it! It's definitely not a race, for me it's about enjoying the journey :) Have a lovely weekend.

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  4. I enjoyed the link. I had to laugh when she said some quilts get done in a week but she didn't like those kind. ( versus her kind :)
    Your Mt. Vernon block is going to be quite elaborate and beautiful ! I just prepped a flag for a house block...decided to go with a 4th of July theme versus the pattern, lol...

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  5. I love how you added trees to your Mount Vernon block! Quilter, embroiderer -- now add Landscaper to your list of talents! :-)

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  6. I really like the folksy look of your embroidered trees. Reminds me of the trees found in old sampler embroideries. Perfect!

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  7. Oh, I love your house block. So charming. I think a flag block would be perfect.

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  8. Your block is a wonderful interpretation of Mt. Vernon. It reminds me of a sampler. Thanks for the video link. It's good to be reminded that it's the journey that's important.

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  9. I love your house block ... and agree, a flag block would be a good addition. Thanks for sharing the video ... as a hand quilter, I agree that quilting is something worth taking our time and enjoying.

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  10. Your embroidery gives this block some life! Our family toured Mt. Vernon when we went to Washingon, DC. Great block!

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  11. Oh, yes, the trees, embroidery, etc. really adds to the block. I'm impressed with your house too and the way you can take a picture and convert it to a quilt block. George is certainly going to be a unique and fascinating quilt.

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  12. Mount Vernon is looking good. I love the trees. I've seen that video and I think it is great to know her journey.

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  13. It does indeed take time and is not a race. You have a lovely blog!

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