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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Applique Mysteries

Evenings lately have been spent doing a bit of needleturn...both of these projects are mystery ones...who knows where they will end!!
First up - Block Two of Lynette Anderson's latest button club, Chateau Hexagon, this one is called 'Sampler Block' - isn't it sweet?
(You can see my block one, Birdhouse Corner, here)

Quiltmania magazine is doing a mystery quilt this year as well. It is designed by Japanese quilter Reiko Kato. Here (below) is block one. Now that I see these photos on the screen, I notice that they are a little dark, however I do think the appliques are really cute. I had loads of fun dressing them - I possibly put more thought into dressing these children than I did my own kiddies when they were little, but please don't tell them that!
I couldn't believe how excited I was by this project; I actually couldn't wait till evening each night to carry on playing and stitching!!




The complete block.


This Friday is FNSI night and I have registered to play along as well... this month it is being hosted by Wendy at Sugarlane quilts. Pop along to her blog (here) if you want to take part. I hope to be working on this stitchery, which was my 'nearly done' project for One Christmas Item a Month in June. But, by the time Friday night comes along something completely different may have fallen into my lap!
We shall see :-)


I think that is all for now, happy stitching,

26 comments:

Leeanne said...

Your little Sunbonnets are so cute, you can't be blamed for spending time to dress them all!

marina said...

omg that block is gorgeous!
the little sunbonnet children are adorable and their outfits look amazing.
It's ok to spend more time dressing them at least they aren't going to get dirty...

Fiona said...

such a fantastic block..and what a lot of detail in it... very sweet..
will be stitching with you on Friday...
Hugz

Lesley said...

Wow! That block is gorgeous...your children are adorable, and so well done! Also love your new button project. I am working on Fernhill, but very slowly!

shez said...

wow Raewyn your needleturning is perfect and your block look awesome,well done.xx

Barbara said...

We love your sun bonnets Raewyn. I saw that project in the magazines you lent me and thought it would be interesting to do, good for you for putting it on your project list. Hugs Kerry and Barb

Susan said...

Very cute projects.

Wendy said...

How very cute!!! I love the bonnet children!

Nicky said...

Beautiful little people Raewyn, you have made them all so fashionable. I won't tell your kids if you don't :-)
Catch you tomorrow night....

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful block and I love your other quilt blocks... No wonder you had such fun stitching them.

JoAnne said...

Wow, both blocks are great!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh I love all those blocks--
I need to do some applique--know I have something started somewhere's!!!
keep up that cute stitching-
hugs, di and miss gracie

sigisart said...

Dear Raewyn,
your second "Chateau Hexagon" Block Looks very lovely, but really, really amazing is the "Sunbonnet-Projekt". Wow...so cute, so wonderful needleturn, really really lovely.
Hugs from Germany
sigisart

Patti said...

I love this little Sunbonnet Sue mystery! I'm so glad to find someone who is making it. I'm so tempted, but have too many other things going on. It will be so much fun watching you do this!

Sheila said...

The sun bonnet block is just adorable , such detail and you did a great job of dressing the,!

The Knotty Lass said...

Oh, Raewyn, I love the sunbonnet kids! Is the project in the current magazine? I would love to do that one.

Shirley said...

Your little sunbonnet people are just adorable and once again i am way behind as i still haven't finished block one of Chateau Hexagon. You have achieved such a lot.

sunny said...

What wonderful blocks! the sunbonnet children are amazing.

Sharon said...

Your blocks are wonderful! I also really like the Christmas stitchery you are working on.

Julie said...

Oh Raewyn, your sunbonnet folk are just adorable, I love how you have dressed them & the fabrics you have used. Your work is just gorgeous :-)

margaret said...

your little sunbonnet sues are so cut climbing the tree and love the Lynette Anderson block, will pop over and look at the link now.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Love your LAnderson block, I am working on mine at the moment. Your new block is gorgeous, so cute!! Love all the different clothes.

Carrie P. said...

I have to admit I am not a big sunbonnet sue fan but your block is so cute. love the other things you are working on.

Helen said...

Your LA block is georgeous , and the sunbonnets are so very cute !!!!

Sisbabestitches said...

Wow. Really nothing more to say, in the grip of stitching envy, lol

Tatkis said...

Wonderful blocks and cute stitchery!

Hugs,
Tatyana