Patch upon patch: Sneak Peek #1

So…. I have been listening to Anne of Green Gables in audio book format while I work, and came across the following quote that brought a smile to my face.

“I do NOT like patchwork,” said Anne dolefully, hunting out her workbasket and sitting down before a little heap of red and white diamonds with a sigh. “I think some kinds of sewing would be nice; but there’s no scope for imagination in patchwork. It’s just one little seam after another and you never seem to be getting anywhere. But of course I’d rather be Anne of Green Gables sewing patchwork than Anne of any other place with nothing to do but play.”                                                                        ~Chapter 13, Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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I have been working with small pieces the last couple of days… My 9-patch units, shown in image below, finish at 3″ x 3″.  I am using my little trick here to make the units.  Most of you know I don’t always enjoy piecing, so I kind of empathize Anne of Green Gables with her assessment of patchwork.  But I do not agree with Anne about patchwork having no scope of imagination.  I think there is plenty of imagination to be had in sewing up the “seamingly” endless seams. :)  This particular quilt has a non-negotiable deadline because it is going to travel far for an overseas publication.

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Meanwhile, here is a sneak peek of Miss Baby’s latest stitching project.  She thinks she has arrived being able to stitch with variegated thread… ha!

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And on and off while I am supervising Miss Baby’s violin practices, I have been stitching a little… a very little… on Miss Baby’s birth sampler.

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And if you’re curious about the overall look so far…

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That’s all for now, Dear Friends.  Back to patchwork-ing I must go!!!  Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs to you all.

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10 thoughts on “Patch upon patch: Sneak Peek #1

  1. I always love your sneak peeks and this one is going to be lovely. Such soothing fabrics. I appreciate the tips for precision piecing too!

    Miss Baby’s stitchery project is also going to be lovely. Interesting effect with the variegated threads. And your making big progress on her birth sampler.

    QuiltShopGal
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  2. Miss Baby is doing a great job with her stitching. Variegated thread is a step up!!

    I enjoyed the review for the precision piecing. Your sneak peek is soft and sweet looking.

    Hope you have a pleasant and dry weekend. We had seven inches of rain last weekend and the pattern for this weekend is shaping up in the same manner….. Rain, rain and MORE rain. A good excuse to stay in and sew!!!

  3. Love the Anne of Green Gables quote……. “no imagination.” Just wait until they are all put together, then admire the creativity. I printed out your hint so that I will not forget it. I have been working on a double Irish Chain, and yes, some of my 25-patches are a bit wonky. Alas, I am almost done and who will know?

    The talented Miss Baby’s counted cross stitch is supberb. Her birth sampler will be stunning, Wendy!!

  4. Hi Wendy, I have been enjoying your quilt work, everything is lovely, just wonderful. Thank you for sharing all your talents. I have tried to get the Bird Feather Quilting Motif but it is not there–your site said you would send a PDF–most appreciated. Thank you, Jacqueline Powell   From: Ivory Spring To: jacquie_p2003@yahoo.com Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:22 PM Subject: [New post] Patch upon patch: Sneak Peek #1 #yiv6676771646 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv6676771646 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv6676771646 a.yiv6676771646primaryactionlink:link, #yiv6676771646 a.yiv6676771646primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv6676771646 a.yiv6676771646primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv6676771646 a.yiv6676771646primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv6676771646 WordPress.com | ivoryspring posted: “So…. I have been listening to Anne of Green Gables in audio book format while I work, and came across the following quote that brought a smile to my face.”I do NOT like patchwork,” said Anne dolefully, hunting out her workbasket and sitting down bef” | |

  5. That birth sampler is going to be wonderful! It’s so great that Miss Baby shares your love of stitching!

  6. How neat to find a quilting or piecing quote in an Anne book! I think some of the Little House books mention it, too – Laura didn’t like it because she would rather be outdoors.

    Good work, Miss Baby!

    “Seamingly” – ;-)

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