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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Noah's Ark Stitchery Block of the Month

Saturday at home alone is a rare thing indeed!  What's a girl to do?  After 5k's on the treadmill, a shower and a load of washing I was ready for anything.

First of all music! I chose some 'records' remember those large black things that go around and around and some how music goes from the needle to the speakers?

My collection consists of mostly 1980's music, and as a young 20 something during the 80's the music brings back some great memories.

Elton John - Too Low for Zero

Eddie and the Cruisers - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 

Dirty Dancing - Original Soundtrack

Phil Collins - No Jacket Required

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

While I listened to the music I worked on finishing the Noah's Ark stitchery block of the month from Lynette Anderson.  All the blocks had been finished, I added the sashings and a border.  The special touch I added was a kind of peeper to spice up the outer border.  I love how it turned out.

Although that was not my feelings when I began working with 3/4" sashings!  This size seems to magnify every wobble, I'm not sure I would ever 'choose' to use that sized sashings again!

Fortunately it turned our fine, the border and my creative touch finished it off nicely.  It was a satisfying feeling to have this BOM Finished.



Lonci said...

Hello Julie
i like this very much:)

Lonci said...

Hello Julie
i like this very much:)

Kali said...

Julie that is the best finish I've seen of that little really adds a bit of drama and 'look at me'. If walking 5k's on the treadmill gives good ideas like that, then I'm tempted. But then again, it could have been the vinyl you were listening to.

Di said...

You've done a wonderful job with this quilt, Julie. Makes me wish I had made the time to do it myself! I love your dramatic settings. (Sooooo impressed with the treadmill work too!)

Lonci said...

Hello Julie
happy Easter to you and your familiy too