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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Candlewick Quilt

This week I’m working on assembling my candle wick blocks together.  This is a really old UFO and I took these blocks away in 1999 when we did a 3 month trip around UK.  I remember stitching away after a busy day of sightseeing, while we relaxed in the evening at the various B&Bs we stayed at.  It’s so nice to look at all the blocks I stitched during that wonderful trip away.

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It may be fairly simple sewing, but still takes ages – although I always imagine when I start out that I’ll be finished in no time at all.   What with measuring, cutting, pinning, stitching and pressing each strip, it’s a slow process.  But I’m getting there.

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Two of my candlewick blocks

I’ve a couple of more strips to sew around the edges, and then I’ll have to think how I want to do the borders.  There are a couple of plans percolating in my little grey head, so I’ll just have to see works best.

3 comments:

Janice said...

Your candlewicking is lovely. It is a lovely style of stitching to do - elegant and simple. Looking forward to see what is percolating as far as the borders go.

Deb said...

Lovely stitching on the candlewick blocks, that's quite a lot of stitches truly not a task for the faint of heart. Look forward to seeing this progress.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I love those candlewick blocks. I think I told you before I had a candlewick comforter years ago and loved it. What a fabulous organization but a little daunting to think there are so many women with this cancer. So happy there is such support and a fun time...so important in the fight.