Thursday, January 21, 2016

Questions ... Queries ... Posers ...

Just for fun, I created a collage of the Caswell blocks I've made so far. Because I've made 13 blocks, the program has used a couple of the blocks twice, but I have to tell you, I'm loving how this project is coming along so far! Super fun!!

I have had a couple of questions from blog followers this week, and I thought it might be worthwhile to share my answers with everyone.

A lovely reader Mary Ann (who I wasn't able to respond to personally) asked about what background fabric I'm using. Of course I'm happy to share. There are two backgrounds, and they're both by French General - the one with the tiny print is from the French General Favourites line. The one that is more plain and has a slight woven look, and I think it's from the Maison de Garance line. The colourway for both the prints is oyster. I love both the fabrics, and this is the third project I've used the woven looking print for. Thank you for asking Mary Ann! :-)

Another sweet reader Meryl asked what needles and thread I use. This one is easy - I've used Piecemakers betweens for a long time. For me they're tried and true, and I love that the eye of the needle isn't wider than the shaft. And the thread I've been using is Masterpiece by Superior Threads. While I was in the USA in 2012, I purchased a bobbin donut at the Superior Threads booth, and I have to say it has been one of my most favourite purchases ever! Some of my bobbins are getting low, and I'm going to have to replace my favourite colours soon.

May I also just say that I'm not compensated for these recommendations in any way, just a very satisfied customer.

I'd also like to say a big Hi to Jenni who commented recently, I'd love to reply personally, but your email address didn't come through to me xox

No stitching at all so far for me today, and the day is almost over. I've been out and about with Camo, and this evening has been spent doing guild work. If I'm super lucky I may be able to trace another block before I head to bed, but maybe tomorrow will be the day instead. Chatter soon!

17 comments:

Celia in England said...

Your blocks are absolutely stunning, I'm really enjoying following your progress as I'm also making these. So far I've only finished one and have two partly done but am really enjoying this project. Thank you for sharing yours.

Karen said...

What program were you using to show your blocks all together? Looks very nice.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

your blocks are lovely! I will continue to make one here and there and one day they will be done - only six right now

Tired Teacher said...

The blocks were lovely separated, but shown all together they are truly amazing. Your quilt is going to be stunning.

Linda said...

It will truly be a glorious quilt, Tara. Really funny, you said the program had to use some blocks more than once to create the picture. I immediately had to survey and find the "extra blocks". Funny how a quilter's eye will do that!
Keep having fun.
Lurking LInda

Angie in SoCal said...

Fabulous blocks!

Janet said...

You are going to have an heirloom. It is gorgeous. Can't wait see the next one. Again, thank you for sharing.
Janet

Kyle said...

Wow! How great to see the blocks side by side. It will probably help you too to make sure the colors are blending together. Hope you enjoyed your day off from stitching.

loulee said...

OMG! I hadn't realised you had completed so many. They look amazing all together like that.

Martine Dieudonné said...

I love the result of your very precise work ... It's beautifully made ... Bravo !!!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Love seeing them all together. I tried to pick a favorite, but I just can't. They are stunning. Thanks for sharing your tips too.

Monique D (B-Maransart) said...

Je lis régulièrement vos articles et les avancées de vos blocs Caswell. J'aime beaucoup ces blocs et j'aimerais savoir où les trouver (livre, site... ?).
Merci en tout cas pour tout ce que vous partagez avec nous.

Mary Ann said...

Thank you so much for answering my questions on the background fabric. The best part is seeing your completed blocks together. The blocks are lovely. Your fabric choices for the appliques are perfect. You always put together the loveliest combinations.

Sue said...

Absolutely fabulous as to be expected from you Tazzie. Your colors are just lovely.

Jean McGee said...

Just stunning Tara, love the colours . Won't be long before you have finished all the blocks at this rate! 😀

Unknown said...

What size betweens do you use? Your appliqué is simply stunning!!!

Val simms said...

Hi lovely blocks do you sell your patterns if so where can I get hold of them please

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