Block 91 – Gran’s Button Jar

20170118_053958_001.jpgI’ve been quilting on En Provence night and day.  Mostly morning; I’m not a night owl and decided it wasn’t a good idea for me to work on it when I was tired.  Usually, I am in the middle of a row when I stop for the day but yesterday I was at the end of a row, so I took the time to advance the quilt to the next section, clamped it down and basted the edges so I could get a fresh start today.

Well…I forgot that I did all of that last night.  It was 5:30 this morning and I turned on my machine, saw that my last stitch was at the end of the row so I did what I always do.  I advanced the quilt.  Wow was I ever excited to see I was on the last row of the quilt!  Except I wasn’t.  I had advanced my quilt last night…and again this morning – but hadn’t actually quilted across.  Roll it back up sister.  So it will still be this weekend at a minimum before I’m done because it takes me more than the free time I have in one day to finish a row.  But I’m making progress at least.

20170118_085743.jpgThis block doesn’t match the design exactly but I felt like it was a little cluttered if I had stitched around the edge.  Somewhere along the way the lid on my button jar in the bottom left-hand corner fell off and I didn’t notice.  I had a crazy time trying to keep those tiny pieces to stay in place. I don’t know if you can see it but I added decorative stitched on top to help keep it in place.  Glue and Heat ‘n Bond just didn’t do it.


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  1. Haha, that’s why I can’t sew at night either!
    That’s precious “Gran’s Button Jar”!

    1. I might add buttons later, but now that I’m thinking of how to quilt it I realized those buttons are just going to get in the way so that’s for after it’s done.

      1. Oh yeah, I didn’t think about that either!

  2. admcmasters says:

    I admire your willingness to stick to the making of blocks with such small and intricate detail. And I have to smile at you rolling the quilt twice without quilting because that is so very much like something I might do.

    1. I learned that lesson the hard way, but sometimes those are the best lessons!

  3. treadlemusic says:

    That is sew cute!!!! And the embroidery sure brings back a ton of memories. I might just have to get all my floss out when I return home. I’m seeing more and more of the stitchings incorporated into piecings that I really love (like this one!!!!).

    1. Do you happen to follow Jenny of Elefantz Designs? She has beautiful embroidery pieces.

      1. treadlemusic says:

        I do and she’s wonderfully inspiring!!!! Almost tempted to join in on some of the patterns!

        1. I have her embroidered quilt of the Lord’s Prayer on my list for sometime.

          1. treadlemusic says:

            That is amazingly gorgeous!!! The delicate color choices are always what I LOVE!!!!!!

  4. I love that little bird! What a cute block!

    1. Thank you!

  5. kathyreeves says:

    That one was a challenge!!!!

    1. Yes indeed!

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