Saturday, August 21, 2010

Punch needle project and an award

I've started a project that I've been thinking about for a while...remember my punch needle pillow? Well, I've decided to do a punch needle quilt! I think with straight line machine quilting this will be quite interesting.

This is the first block finished...well, not quite finished-its untrimmed and unblocked! What do you think of the variegated pearl cotton...I'm not sure myself but DH really likes it.Here's the second block I'm working on...these don't really take very long and are fun to do. I'm using crochet cotton and/or pearl cotton. This is the can just see the pencil drawn pattern.
Here's the front.
I'm taking the patterns from this book...its the pattern book for a York County, Pennsylvania applique quilt that is believed to have been made in 1854.
I was given an award!

I'm so fortunate to have met so many lovely bloggers and two of them have given me the Versatile Bloggers award: LV from Thoughts from Meme's Corner ,an eighty year old wonder blogger and P from The Way I Sew It, a wonderful quilter! Do visit their blogs.

Here are the rules of the award: say thank you and link back...thank you ladies!, tell 7 things about myself and I'm to pass it on to 15 bloggers. I've decided to use this opportunity to introduce you to bloggers I've never linked to before.

First though 7 things about myself...hmm, well at least it doesn't say 7 interesting things.

1. My newest have-to-watch re-runs (we get a lot of old shows here!) are Stargate Atlantis.
2. I love the Dixie Chicks.
3. I can't sing for beans but that doesn't stop me from Karaoke.
4. What I love about quilting is there's always something new to try and something new to learn.
5. I can't knit and I've given up trying.
6. I'm a great procrastinator so I give myself due dates...and join challenges.
7. I'm only competitive when it comes to board games.

And now for the blog list: enjoy visiting!

1. For a hilarious look at baking, visit Cake Wrecks.
2. Visit an on-line embroidery community at the Embroidery Blog.
3. For a look at mid-century houses, furnishings, etc. visit No Pattern Required.
4. If VTT once a week isn't enough for you, visit Oodles and oodles.
6. Taryn at Repro Quilt Lover
10.Wenche at Pieces of Time
14.Andi at Patch Andi


Heather said...

The punch needle blocks are very intersting. I haven't tried this technique yet. Thanks for sharing them.

Paulette said...

How cool to do an entire quilt in punch needle! I do like the variegated thread very much. It gives a depth or dimension to it.

Your 7 things are very interesting! I could say the same as #5 but re crocheting, and #7, me too!

Micki said...

I love your punch needle project. Where do you get your supplies?

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your award.. I am thrilled.. I really enjoyed looking at your punch needle blocks.. they are awesome. Yes I was wondering how to use variegated floss now you have given me ideas on how to use it ;)

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LV said...

You are a lady after my heart. As you know by now, anything to do with quilts I dearly love. You are doing great on these squares.

Julia said...

The punch needle blocks look great Miri..
I have treied it, but was not that good at gave up!
Julia ♥

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing the punch needle blocks. My sister is going to reproduce one of my album quilts in either punch needle or wool applique and I will forward your pics to her for motivation.

Today I posted a marvelous red green rose of sharon, flower garden, bird applique 1850 quilt-you'll love.

La Maison Reid said...

Oh that looks like fun! I'll have to check out a "how-to" at the library and see how it's done. The Pennsylvania Dutch book looks like a fun one, too! Can't wait to see this one finished!