Saturday, March 27

Klosjes & Desden...

It's Saturday here...more Klosjes..
Another 24 done this week...and this was only in a couple of nights sewing time, it's amazing how fast these seem to go together now. I raided my pink stash of repros for some pretties...won't these look lovely among the others already done...That's 83 done now...♥


When I'm not making Klosjes, I'm hand-quilting my Dresden's...a bit hard to see here, but this one makes it 6 out of 16 Dresden's quilted now...it's going to be slow going, but I'm loving it!
In the giveaway I won from Vicki of Tozz's Corner were these applique needles...I know it says applique needles, but I've been quilting with these needles, I've never seen them before and I have to say, these are the best needles I've ever quilted with.
No kidding...with other needles the thread keeps breaking in the eye of the needles, drives me crazy, when I'm trying to finish off particular area in one go. and the thread breaks half way....so, I'm going shopping for more of these beautiful needles...Thanks so much Vicki.

Busy day ahead...hope yours is a good one....♥

29 comments:

  1. I love both your projects!! Just lovely! And thanks for the needle tips..I will keep my eye open for them!
    Paulette

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  2. John James is a fabulous brand. I love to use them. Thansk for reminding me i need more. :). Love your Klosje's & the Dresden plate. Hugs, Jeanette

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  3. Hi Julia, Pretty projects and sounds like you are really enjoying yourself. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. It is still Friday here. You are doing a good job making those spool blocks.

    Hand quilting is slow but worth the effort.

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  5. You were very lucky with those needles. That give away was meant for you. My favourites are the medium Thimblelady needles. They have a nice length and strength. I will try these ones too if I get the chance. Lovely work.

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  6. I also have those needles and they are terrific. Love the Klosjes that you are doing. I have started doing the spool blocks a while back in the vintage and 30's 40's fabric.

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  7. LOVE your klosjes, Julia,
    as well as your Dresden's !
    Well actually I love all your projects ;>) ... (including that CUUUTE alphabet panel on your wall. I'd love handquilting one for my soon-to-come grandkid, but can't find such ones in my little corner) I'll have to search the Web...

    XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
    NADINE

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  8. Julia I'm totally in love with your dresden plates ;o)!!!
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  9. Oh Julia that Dresden Plat is absolutely gorgeous...I love it!!! Good to know about the needles, will look out for them...Have a lovely Saturday evening...Dzintra♥x

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  10. You'll have your Klosjes quilt finished in no time! They look fantastic and so does your dresden blocks!

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  11. You so inspire me Julia :) I love your dresdon plates and your Klosjes are to die for :) Love them! I am glad you like the needles and when I got some and liked them too I thought...mMMm...gotta share these around :) hugs Vicki

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  12. Good choice to add the pinks to the klosjes, it really lifts it. Wonderful quilting. Do you use the rocking method because I would have thought the needles would have bent. What batting you use makes a difference too.

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  13. Hi Julia,
    John James do lovely gold eye quilting needles and they are perfect for getting small stitches. You can also get them with a big eye for easier threading. Your Klosjes looks beautiful. Amazing - no repeats. Love the dresden plates quilt.
    Love Shirley.x

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  14. Julia, your klosjes are so lovely! The colours go so well together, :)! Isn't it a joy to stitch them now that they go so much faster? :) I think I am more addicted now than in the beginning! LOL
    Your Dresden takes my breath away!
    xx
    Valentina

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  15. I bought some of those needles at the Stitches And Craft Show last year, and they have been wonderful with the bit of applique I do now and then.

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  16. I've used John James needles, too, and they are wonderful.

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  17. Great blocks Julia. I enjoy seeing your progress every week.

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  18. lovely spools and i like the dresden .

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  19. Hi Julia is very nice... i don't have too much time for moment, naw i sewing my dress....
    Kiss and hugs
    Deni

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  20. Love both of your projects. What a fun win!

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  21. The dresden is out of this world, but I love both of them!
    Micki

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  22. Both the klosjes and dresden's are so lovely and cozy. The pink's will add even more warmth.

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  23. oh the pinks are so pretty as spools!
    the dresden block is just beautiful
    its fun seeing your progress
    keep going!
    Kathie

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  24. What size are your Dresden Plates, I got hubby to make me a temolate , but I think it is too long. I like both quilts and I will be on the look out for those needles also.

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  25. The quilting that I can see is amazing. And the klosjes are beautiful.

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  26. The pink Klosjes just pop right out. So pretty! And, speaking of pretty, I love your Dresden!

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  27. I would never have thought of using those needles, but that is a great tip. Your Dresden Plates and klosjes are lovely!

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