Fortunately before I switched computers I took pictures of my Gardens of a King blocks so I've got another two blocks to share with you. I'm not entirely happy with either cross block but they are going in the quilt as they are and once they are reverse appliqued they will look more pleasing to my eye I'm sure. One thing I do know for certain is that once they are in the quilt with all of the other blocks any doubts I may have will disappear! However if they don't then I'll remake the blocks until I'm happy with them!
Missie published more sneak peeks of her quilt. You can see them here and the BIG REVEAL is now posted here. Her interpretation of the King George III coverlet was made with the permission of the Victoria & Albert Museum. The finished size of the quilt is 63" square. I think it would make a fabulous wall hanging. Her pattern will be available shortly.
This is my second of twelve applique blocks for the border. I still have one peach floating in space so it needs a stem which I will embroider. I like to personalize my quilts and add my own details so I'm thinking I might squeeze the odd insect in with the various fruits and flowers!
I've got the centre medallion started and will share pictures in the next day or two (assuming I can get my camera software installed)!
Until I post again, happy sewing!
This is looking wonderful. I love your choice of cotton appliqué and your little insects sound like a perfect addition!ReplyDelete
love your applique-I know what ya mean about transfrerring photos, when I got my new computer my camera that still worked great could not be used on the new computer-no software upgrades available-so I had to buy new one-didn't like that at all-good luck with it allReplyDelete
This quilt is looking amazing, Karen! It's a very tempting pattern.ReplyDelete
Check to see if your new computer has a slot for the memory card from your camera. If so, you don't need to install the camera software -- just take the card out of your camera, put it in the slot, and use Windows Explorer to transfer the files. I use Corel's photo software to edit my photos, which is inexpensive and easy to download. Good luck!
"Aggranoying" is a super word and pertains well to describing things computer!!!! I'm sorry you were having trouble yesterday! Your blocks are stunning!ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to seeing your medallion and then the whole quilt top. I've seen Missy's top and I'm also tempted to start this pattern. So sorry about your computer difficulties!ReplyDelete
Oh, technology! Shows the importance of backing up. I'm thinking of storing in a cloud because if I buy a new computer again, they'll have changed a lot by then. Love the blocks!ReplyDelete
Oh, your blocks are gorgeous. I just do the simplest of applique. But your work makes me want to be more patient with myself and learn more!ReplyDelete
fabulous peachy block that especially, computers are a mystery at times aren't they lolReplyDelete
I use a card reader gadget to take pics off the memory card in my camera and transfer the pics to my laptop. Assuming you have a memory card in your camera, give that a try
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your peaches are hot!ReplyDelete
Soldier on Karen!! I hate the learning curve than comes with a new computer but it's always worth it in the long run.ReplyDelete
Wow, these are looking great!ReplyDelete
Ooh, I especially love your peaches! Once again, your eye for the perfect fabrics is magical.ReplyDelete
Lovely blocks Karen. Love the peaches fabric combinationReplyDelete
Karen -- have you seen this English dealer's website -- some exquisite hexagon quilts!! http://www.antiquetextilescompany.co.uk/site/quilts.htmlReplyDelete