Monday, August 8, 2011

Hop to It: Lily Dreams

Slowly but surely, I'm getting caught up on my Edyta Sitar Hop to It blocks. Here is block 8, "Lily Dreams":

Hop it It, Block 8: Lily Dreams
The big challenges in this one were getting the overlapping designs placed correctly as well as appliqueing the skinny stems that had leaves at the end (the dark stems). On those stems, I initially tried using the bias bars on the long part, leaving a larger piece of fabric for the leaves which I thought I could needleturn. But that approach just didn't work at all. It ended up being a wonky mess. So I just did plain ol' needleturn with freezer paper on top for the entirety of those pieces, stem to leaf. Frankly, I was a little surprised when it worked. But I'll take it!

Overall, another happy block. I'm really enjoying this project so far.

10 comments:

  1. Whatever challenges you had, you certainly pulled through and made a very stunning block. I can't wait to get back at my applique.

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  2. Oh goodness, I just left a comment on your spring reel. This one is a beauty too! Love the colors you have chosen. Very nice.
    So are you doing them at random or in order? I've not done this one yet, but have done the spring reel. I just finished the bunny.

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  3. You are learning as your a moving....love how your learning process is turning out such beautiful results :)

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  4. I so loved your last block, but look at this one, beautiful!!!! The perfect combination of fabric.

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  5. This one is awesome too. Those fabrics pull together so week together. Like I said before, this quilt is going to be stunning.

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  6. Your applique looks awesome and I really like the purple in this block!

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  7. I like the pattern on this one.

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  8. Beautiful block, I so love the combination of fabric.

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  9. Another great job well done. So far I think I like this one the best. I love the colors you choose and the contrast between the light and dark stems and leaves. So so pretty. Glad the freezer paper worked for you! It looks great.

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  10. Oh, Robin, this one is excellent too. Well done.

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