Friday’s Plan

Joseph’s Coat, Red & Green Traditional Applique

Today my aim is to get all the yellow circles ready for the Red and Green Applique – the flower centers.  After some time yesterday going through my mylar circles I finally had to cut one down to get the right size.  I have several packets of precut circles that I had gotten here.

Only problem was none of them were the right size!  I finally took the smallest out of the packet that holds the “bigger” circles and cut it down using the largest of the “smaller” circle packet as a template if that makes any sense to you.

This is drawn out on the wrong side of the fabric and then using my circle applique method found here I will make up the circles today.


I can get the circles done today but I don’t know what we are doing this weekend so starting the glue basting of all the flowers and leaves to the first border might wait until Monday.  Other than circles I will be doing some quilting on Joseph’s Coat. I only quilted 30 minutes yesterday so I really want to get a bit more accomplished today.  My excuse for yesterday is that I was out on the porch reading for quite a bit off and on all day.

I’m sorry I don’t remember now where I saw it– as sometimes I read way too many blogs — but a book was recommended on someone’s blog – if that someone reads this send me a comment and I will add a link to your blog as I know you put a lot of book recommendations on your blog – the author is Julie Hyzy – I had never read the author but went to Amazon to look and see what she had.  They aren’t free to the Kindle but I wanted to try one so I got the first of the series called “State of the Onion” I really enjoyed it and it was a nice relaxing entertaining read – it is about a fictional chef at the White House and murder.  It is not gory or obscene – lol  just a relaxing story of a chef trying to catch a hit man running around the White House and Camp David – and a plus is a lot of recipes at the back of the book.  I liked enough that I will be getting more of the series.

So today I will make up time at the quilting frame and put the Kindle aside for a little bit today and get some quilting done!  I might even get another POTC block finished – if I really stick to it that is – depends on if the weather today doesn’t get hot and sticky – we will see –

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9 comments… add one
  • nanci Jul 13, 2012

    We are having another hot and sticky day here too. Amazing that we are thousands of miles away from each other and have the same weather. there is a total fire ban in the area due to lack of rain.
    Circles are my bane also as I must decide which size to put on my Picardy quilt.

  • Debbie in Alaska Jul 13, 2012

    My goodness… there is a lot of prep work for those appliques. I should work on getting a large applique quilt started…maybe in my five years as a European I can get an entire quilt made all by hand!
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  • anina Jul 13, 2012

    I can already tell that this quilt is going to be a stunner.
    Thanks for the book recommendation. It’s on my list now.
    Have a wonderful weekend!!
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  • Doreen Jul 13, 2012

    Your method for the circles is the best/quickest that I have found (involves the fewest steps). Today, I will be cutting more blocks for my brother’s/SIL’s lake home quilt. Trying to work mainly from my stash which involves a LOT more thinking/planning as I have revised the size of the pattern/quilt downward to 60″x66″ and the number of different prints/fabrics needed seem to be somewhat elusive. Maybe a post later on this. The rain, early this morning, went North and South of us (:-( but it’s getting cloudy again. Highs in the 90’s don’t sound very appealing! Hugs, D
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  • Have fun with your circles!!
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  • Marianne Jul 13, 2012

    That book sounds like fun. I like Diane Mott Davidson’s and Joanne Fluke’s cooking mysteries, too, and anything set in DC since I grew up around there.

    That’s going to be a stunning quilt!

  • Nancy/VA Jul 13, 2012

    I have read all of her books and all of them are good. I just bought the
    latest that came out recently but have not read it yet. Too many book, not
    enough time.

    Can’t wait to see your red and green borders.

  • Tim Latimer Jul 13, 2012

    the circles are going to great with the red petals….thanks for the link to the circle tutorial…Im sure I will put that to use some day….Im realy enjoying seeing the process of getting that border together…its going to be great!

  • Astrid Jul 14, 2012

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend, whatever you are doing. I’m having a break from working on the birthday quilt… I need to look for a fabric in my stash too… sigh! 🙂
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