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Friday, July 30, 2010

TIME FOR "TREE TIME" --BLOCK 8

PATTERN IS NOW UP AND HOPEFULLY WORKING!  LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS DOWNLOADING.

Well, I am a little bit early, boys and girls.  Next month may be a different story.  I don't even have a design for next month.  You know I am new at this designing thing.  I DID NOT have a  months done when I started this Block of the Month.  Each month is as new to me as it is to you!! haha  This one has been fun.  I am a little confused with the Turkey Work.  Last month I used a stitch I found named
Turkey Work (click for Tutorial) for the ground and this month I have used one named the same, but the result is a plush pile, perfect for this month's squirrel tail.  As I stitched this tail, I did not feel that I was following the tutorial as it was intended.  I did make the stitches around the edge as taught, but then stitched a Chain Stitch row.  I then filled the middle of the tail with random Turkey Work.  I was trying for a sparse hair look as the squirrel's tail has in our area of the world.  I feel I should go back a put a few more stitches at the base of the tail and possibly at the tip.  I did find another Tutorial that might help you keep stitches in the "right place" and the pile uniform HERE.

There are no other new stitches, I don't think.  If I missed one, please comment about it.  I am continuing the Stem Stitch to define the wool applique after the Buttonhole stitch.  I simply think it looks better.
.........Thanks for keep up with TREE TIME.
And don't forget the Flickr Group--not many are participating, but I wish you would.  It's a great way to stay motivated to stitch the blocks.  I have a couple who are very dedicated and they are doing so great.!
Way to go girls.  I love the changes you have made to my blocks.  I also love the fact that you are making them to suit yourself.  That is the first step to designing. 


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13 comments:

Sheila said...

Molly I ju8st love this one , the squirrel really adds a lot to the design.Thanks .

Denise :) said...

Hi Molly! I just wanted you to know I just recently found your blog, and the darling trees! I'm going to have a lot of catch-up work to do, but I do want to make them all! This latest is simply *darling*! I love the little squirrel! Thanks for sharing these with us! :)

coudlette said...

Molly ce bloc est super.Je vais le faire avec grand plaisir.
Coudlette
coudlette.blogspot.com

Di said...

Love the block - kinda looks like a gum tree....

Vivian said...

I think this may be my favorite yet. I'm contemplating how I want to make it. I haven't used Flickr Group to post pictures before. I'll look into it.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi from Australia, Molly! I am enjoying collecting your treetime blocks. I suddenly realized that I had forgot to download block 7 but I keep getting a message saying the address is not found- ( I tried all of the rest and they are fine) and I have just printed out the latest block. Has there been a problem with block 7???
I also want to thank you for your feathered star tutorial. I have LOVED that pattern since I saw a block in "Quilt" magazine many years ago, it was in red, green, cream and looked gorgeous ( no pattern tho) bye for now, sandy.
sandangels1945@hotmail.com.

Betweens said...

You have a fantastic imagination Molly I love this tree too...love the "nut" you used thanks again for a wonderful tree

golo8 said...

I really enjoy making these BOM.. but I can't download #7 for some reason... no problem with the others...

sewfine said...

Molly love these darling tree blocks! Thanks a million for sharing your talent with us. I am unfortunately having trouble downloading block 7 as well. Was able to get all the others along just fine.

Shebandowan said...

Hi Molly. Love your blocks. I am also having trouble downloading Tree Time Block 7.

Janet

Cynthia said...

I join the others in not being able to get Pattern #7. I will keep checking and hope it will get "fixed". Thanks for the great patterns.
(I am a farm girl from Illinois originally, now in Texas. I remember haying days. We made sandwiches, cookies, lemonade and tea by the ton for the men.)
Cindy

Jytte R said...

Thank you for this block 8. I haven't started on them yet, but a little closer to Christmas I will.
They all looks so pretty.
Jytte

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

I fell behind a bit, just now starting on block 8, but it will be done in a day or two. Thanks again Molly for all your hard work on these. I love them all.

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