Love Entwined and POTC

Love Entwined - Esther's BOM, Lucy Boston--Patchwork of the Crosses

I got quite a bit done yesterday – I wasn’t outside all that much – and book reading was at a minimum.  It rained on Tuesday night and the flies were out like crazy yesterday then in the evening it was mosquitoes – makes for an inside day.

I just have a small light box but it comes in handy – I really need to get a larger one – one day – I do not have a place to put a large acrylic sheet of “glass” so that I can put a light under it and do not have a glass top table.  It is harder to work with this but once you get started it works.

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By moving the paper template with the fabric on top it is carefully done.  Yes long stem tweezers helps for placing those small circles.

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Glue basted in place – I use Roxanne Glue Baste It and never have a problem with it – I only use short tiny applique pins when I need to reposition a piece of fabric as I am working on it.

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Got started!  I have 3 of the tiny flowers done including the embroidered stems.

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In between things I got all four borders for the Patchwork of the Crosses machine stitched.  I had thought to do them hand stitched so I could truthfully say the entire quilt was made by hand – but with those long strips – I just didn’t feel like it!  So I will say all but the border strips by hand Smile  I will try to get these machine stitched to the main body of the quilt today and then I can get one side of the 90 degree hexagons possible in place and then go from there.

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What have you been working on?

7 comments… add one

  • Jill C. Jul 25, 2013

    Working with the light box you have on hand is making do. You are a true quilter! It\’s a beautiful block that you are sewing.

  • Rita Larson Jul 25, 2013

    Karen, can’t wait to see your method for the border. I’m still hanging back seeing what everyone else is deciding on. I think I better get on my horse! I’ll be ready for part 3, some way.. I don’t want to fall behind. Sometime I get discouraged when that happens.

  • Nedra Jul 25, 2013

    I have seen a lot of people starting Love Entwined. Looks very challenging but beautiful!
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  • Cathi Jul 25, 2013

    You are making such quick progress on that Love Entwined! It is going to be beautiful!
    I can’t wait to see your POTC borders added.
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  • Debbe Jul 25, 2013

    The Love Entwined is going to be amazing, but What quilt of yours have I not said that about.
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  • Robin Jul 25, 2013

    I’ve started the applique for DD#2’s wedding quilt, so I’ll just follow along with your progress on Love Entwined, and btw it is looking fantastic. I have my Nephew’s wedding quilt in my floor frame and DD#1’s quilt in my lap frame, that should keep me busy for a bit ….. lol ….

  • Victoria Jul 27, 2013

    Hi! I haven’t been working much in my sewing, no much free time and too hot to work but my intention is that to change and sew a little bit at least in my hexie table runner which I’m trying to finish for a looong time but there it is jajaja. Soon I’ll get my hands in it. Lovely quilts and quilting. Love!

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