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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Past Reflections - Block 3 - Rose and Leaves

The next block is ready just in time for some more holiday sewing.  This one looks a bit Christmasy, but that was not my intention.  Most of the blocks are green/red/pink and gold.....so I guess it could be made into a Christmas quilt.

The applique on this block could be a little tricky if you are not very confident.  I did each of the leaves in one piece working in and out of the small parts of the leaves.  However, when it came to teaching, I actually broke the leaves up into 3 parts as an option.  Draw an imaginary line across each of the leaves.  Applique the two "across" pieces first, then add the long part of the leaf.  In the whole scheme of things, you do not actually notice that it has been done this way.  I marked these lines on the pattern as an option.

The pattern is now available as a digital download on the Legend and Lace website.  Remember, there is no charge for the patterns, but you have to put them into your shopping cart and proceed from there.  You get 3 days to download once you have done that, and you get 3 goes at it.  Let me know if you need the links reset.  The only thing I can not do is help you with your printer problems...sorry.

I am starting to recycle a couple of my older applique projects.  One that I got out the other day, I remember starting on the trip we did to Kangaroo Island for my husbands 60th birthday.......he will be 70 next year.  My how time flies!  I found a big problem with this one, and  am going to have to take it to the "brains trust" (aka applique group) to help me sort it.  More on that one later......except to say that some of the blocks were done as 14" and some as 15".

I also got out my Cherry Tree blocks.  I have made 20 of the 25 and plan to leave it at 20, but I will start on the big border for the quilt.  It can be resized for the smaller quilt.  Photos next time.

My "Return to Paradise" is in the loving hands of the machine quilting guru for basting. So the hand quilting of that will take up a fair bit of my time over the next few months,

Happy New Year to you all.  Thanks for your company in 2014.  Hope to see more of you in 2015


  1. Hello Wendy - Thank You so much for the information (my email isn't working - So sorry!) I will be on the lookout for the book. Your quilt is so beautiful and I hope to make one of my own :) Wishing you a safe and very happy New Year!

  2. Thanks for these Past Reflections blocks--as if I need any more patterns to beckon to me. But the price is right, I appreciate the clarity of your instructions (did the baskets last year), and this looks like a fun project. So I've just ordered the first 3 blocks.
    Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks for the comment about the instructions. Glad I made it easy for you. Wendy