Tuesday, February 18, 2014

progress on my first wool applique' project

Sunday evening was Sit-n-sew with the wonderful girls from Kelly Ann's quilt shop. I brought my wool supplies with me and finally began the prep work for my small Garden Walk quilt.

Using a chalk pencil, I marked out the placement grid for the Apple Core center section. Then I made a plastic Apple Core template.
These apple cores measure 1-1/4" x 2-3/4".
Next came the fun part - choosing my wool pieces and cutting them out.

After auditioning the placement of my pieces, I chose a dark brown ball of valdani perle cotton and began blanket stitching thru the center section. Although I didn't get far with the stitching, I made good progress over all with all the prep work.

This will be my evening stitching project this week.
If I get all of the Apple Cores stitched down I will be very pleased.
Wishing you all a Happy and Creative week!

every quilt tells a story...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hearts, Flowers & Snow ... Oh My!

Well it must be Valentines Day if all of the above are true!
I completed H-12 Hannah's Hearts this week for my new Red Jane quilt.

Here is a little sneak preview of my newest quilt & pattern called Sugar Trail.
Now that it's been quilted, today I am adding the binding fabric to officially call this one a Finish. I love the Flowers in the border print so much that I decided to use this fabric for the binding as well. (fabric is Scarlet Evening by Judie Rothermel)

Our total snow accumulation from this winter storm was a whopping 16.5 inches! Hubby spent a good part of yesterday shoveling. Look at how neatly he cleared the front walkway.

He even created a little corral type area for our little dog to roam in.
Yes, he is definately a "Keeper". (grin)

Wishing you all a safe, warm and Happy Valentines Day!

every quilt tells a story...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Moving forward and a Small finish

Here is the start to block 4 of Sarah's Revival.
This was my project of choice to work on in the evening hours last week.
It took me 2 evenings to prep this block.

Once I cut away the outside bulk/open areas, I find it easier to cut the fabric away from the block just a short bit in front of where I'm ready to needle turn the section under. This is a method referred to as "Cut Away" applique'.

My December block is completed. I created a "Christmas Geese" border around the redwork block. Just one block left in need of a border design and then this Calendar Girls UFO quilt will be ready to assemble.

Wishing you all a very Happy and Productive February!

every quilt tells a story...

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