November 9, 2011

Windows and Hearts

This is the 16th Cathedral Window block and it will be finished today or tomorrow. The other block is in this post here. I was especially happy that some orange henna could be added. Thanks Jenny! Yay! It's silly, but those temporary basted threads in gray are really bothering me. I keep on thinking they look like crazy pet whiskers. Although, I do love the no-pin basting method. 

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Anna's almost finished quilt, love saying that, is getting a border of hearts.

Border Design

I am using a blue washable pen to trace and mark the intervals. I still can't figure out what to do with the striped border, but maybe a simple cable will work.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


I really need to catch up on emails and blog reading today. Which may or may not happen. I feel really guilty. I have been feeling under the weather due to some possible food allergies. I haven't been at the machine for weeks either. Under a quilt on the couch feels too good. It's really frustrating when food is an enemy. Going out for dinner is impossible too. The good news is by eliminating non-nutritional processed junk, I have lost 20 lbs since August. Enough whining... just wanted to tell you why I am an almost no commenting/responding internet recluse lately.

29 comments:

  1. Your cathedral windows are inspiring. so pretty!

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  2. 20lbs since August!!! That's amazing! Although it's tough to be not feeling well, I hope you find the culprit(s) soon. If I can get my willpower fired up and eliminate processed sugar and wheat, I lose easily with a bit of exercise. But it's so hard!

    Your cathedral windows always thrills me. All of the window fabric is so awesome and it looks like you're putting it together absolutely perfectly.

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  3. yay for 20 pounds! So sad to hear your struggle. Hang in there! I am looking forward to seeing Anna's Quilt.

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  4. The cathedral window blocks look amazing. I've never tried one, but I imagine it's probably not as hard as I think it is. Beautiful work.

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  5. Thanks so much for showing that cute heart quilting design - I've been trying to figure out what to do on the border of my granddaughter's Sherbet Pips quilt, and that's perfect! Woohoo!!

    Here's hoping you feel much better soon, too!!

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  6. I just love watching your cathedral windows. One day I'll be doing one off your tutorial :)

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  7. So sorry you haven't felt well, but your projects look great. Those cathedral windows - awesome!!

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  8. 20 pounds. wow. that is some serious weight to loose, and whereas im sure that is great, not so much under the circumstances...hope you figure things out soon!
    things have been so busy here as well...i hate being away from the sewing machine for days on end...but sometimes, that is the way it goes.

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  9. So sorry you haven't been feeling well, hope you figure out what is the culprit.
    Your cathedral window block is beautiful, and I love the heart design you are using on the pips quilt.

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  10. Such awesome stuff going on here. Those hearts will really make that border and the cathedral windows are so bright and fresh and cheerful! I hope you feel better soon!

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  11. Wow, those cathedral windows look so awesome! I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, but I hope you're on your way to feeling better soon :)

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  12. I love your cathedral windows! I just learned how to do them and now I'm hooked!

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  13. Your projects are absolutely beautiful. Those cathedral windows are stunning. I can't wait to see Anna's full and finished quilt.

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  14. Y our Cathedral Window block is really neat! I have heard from a friend about the difficulty of this block, 16 sound daunting! I wish you well on your avoidance of certain foods, great job though on the 20lbs!!!

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  15. Cathedral windows - wow! 20 lbs also wow! Feel totally better soon!

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  16. Just in awe of the Cathedral Window! It's so pretty and inspiring! So is the weight loss. Huzzah for you! Keep it up!

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  17. The cathedral windows are stunning! And your quilting plan is lovely. I hope you feel better soon.

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  18. Your comment about pet whiskers made me laugh. And take care to rest; feel better soon!!

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  19. It would be neat to learn the technique in the first photo.

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  20. Your Cathedral Windows are spectaculat - love your color choices.

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  21. Beautiful cathedral windows. What method/tutorial are you using to make them? It has always been something I have wanted to try.

    I skimmed you blog a bit and found your hexagons. LOVE them. I love American Jane and I love hexies. It is going to look so great together!

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  22. Your cathedral windows are amazing!

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  23. That is one of the freshest cathedral window quilts I've ever seen.

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  24. your cathedral windows are looking great! congrats on finding some pumpkin henna garden - I would love to get my hands on some more of that print :) the heart quilting is going to be great - do you hand quilt?

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  25. Both the cathedral windows and Anna's quilt look lovely. The handquilted hearts (they look handquilted) are a wonderful touch!

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  26. Awwhh..I love the hearts! Those windows are stunning.

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