2014 is going to be a busy and exciting year of quilting for me.
Teaching, writing and sewing is now my full time job - really FUN!
So what does a full time quilter do to relax when not working????
I've decided to pamper myself in the evening with handwork!
I can't think of a more enjoyable way of spending time sitting with the Mr. while watching tv. To make it interesting, I've chosen 4 quilts to work on. Each week I will rotate the project assignments.
Dutch Treat - I've pulled this one out of the archives. It was intended to be my applique' project of 2012. These little 5" blocks are made using assorted white on white backgrounds. 90% of the blocks will be made from the "Waterlilies" mixed colored batik fabric. I've sprinkled in just a few green and purple batik blocks for interest. The applique' method is needle turned Reverse or Cut-Away applique'.
Sarah's Revival - I started this project in spring of 2013 and as you can see, I didn't get very far. These blocks finish at 10.5" and are made using assorted red batiks against a cream on cream print background. My applique' method of choice for this quilt is chalk marked, top basted, traditional needle turn applique'.
Benjamin Biggs Wedding Quilt - this is a new (and free) BOM project for 2014. You can click on the Just Takes 2 link on my right side bar for more details. These blocks finish at 16". Rather than follow the traditional Red & Green variation, I've decided to make this quilt using Kona "bone" for my background and reproduction fabrics in assorted purples, tan, grey and olive green. My applique' method of choice for this quilt will be "quick prep" freezer paper basting and hand applique'. Below are my fabrics and just a glimpse at the start of block 1.
Garden Walk - another NEW project, this one is wool applique'. The entire quilt finishes at 14.5" square. My very skilled friend Laurie helped me pick out the fabrics for this project. It will be my first attempt at making a wool quilt.
It is highly unlikely that I will reach completion of these this year, but I look forward to the journey just the same.
Do you like to stitch in the evening hours? If so.......
May your dreams be Sweet and your Quilts be Dreamy!