I've been having so much fun working on this needle-turn applique block from the workshop I took two weekends ago, taught by Christa Smith of Cottonberry Quilts. I deliberately chose wild and wacky fabrics for my block to give myself a break from the monotony of the soft, traditional color palette of my Frankenwhiggish Rose needle-turn applique WIPFAE (Work In Progress Forever And Ever), and I fussy-cut my leaves and berry-circle-thingys, out of Tula Pink's snail print and Kaffe Fassett's feather print fabrics. There have been some unanticipated benefits to all of this reckless abandon!
|My Workshop Block In Progress, Which I Have No Business Working on Right Now|
|Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy...|
|Jingle BOM, My First Applique Stitches in 2013 (Still a WIP)|
|My Applique Stitches Today|
|Backside View, So You Can See What's Stitched Down and What's Just Pin Basted|
So, speaking of that Jingle BOM (and speaking of WASTED EFFORT that no one will notice or appreciate in a finished quilt)...
|Jingle BOM in Progress, On My Design Wall.|
|Delicate Border Print Stripe Surgery In Progress|
|Sewing the Border Back Together Without the Poinsettias|
And meanwhile that baby to whom I've promised a quilt is already over four weeks old with her quilt not started yet, and my church is sending me threatening letters about Quillow Sunday deadlines for June.
|My EQ8 Design for the Baby Clam Shells Quilt That Isn't Started Yet|
|My EQ8 Design for Lars's Graduation Quilt, Not Yet Started|
|Label Attached! Bottom Edge Will Be Secured By Binding|
|Binding Made, Ready to Attach (After Quilt Label)|
Whatever. I'm headed upstairs to either work on the Jingle borders OR bind the outreach quilt, depending on my mood when I get to the top of the stairs. Have a great week, everyone! I'm linking up with:
- · Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com
- · Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts http://www.cookingupquilts.com/
- · Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/
- · Moving it Forward at Em’s Scrap Bag: http://emsscrapbag.blogspot.com.au/
- · BOMs Away at Katie Mae Quilts: https://www.katiemaequilts.com/blog/
- WIPs on Wednesday at Esther's Blog: http://www.esthersquiltblog.com·
- Midweek Makers at www.quiltfabrication.com/
I cannot wait for you to start your son's quilt. I love, love, love that design. I hope you enjoyed your time working in your studio on whatever you decided to do.
all such lovely quilts you show today!
What a great idea. I have a needleturn project I want to make but am already making one using green & red, and didn't want another one the same. I have a large collection of Kaffe fabrics. Think I will do the same. Thank you for the inspiration.
Remember, quilting is supposed to be fun and relaxing. (Says the woman who has been known to unstitch blocks that are a bit off, more than once.) Can't wait to see your son's quilt. I loved the pattern when you first showed it and picked the purple color as my favorite.
Oh how I love your bright block - lively and fun!
Love it! Gotta love those squirrels!! They need some special time too!
#1 You've worn me out just reading!
#2 I won't use Aurifil thread either. It just snaps too easily.
#3 Love your choice of fabrics in that block.
#4 My eyes and fingers hurt just looking at those tiny stitches! lol
#5 I'm still worn out. :-D
Love your fabric choices for your new FUN applique... brave choice of background but it all works beautifully!
Certainly a pretty squirrel!
A church can threaten??? Aurifil thread breaks???
Those stitches are really microscopic. Speaking of personality disorders, do you chop your potatoes or grate them? How small? How fine?
I know that you are meticulous but are we talking Obsessive Compulsive?
I am no doctor. I am a fan and I love your colors and your devotion to fussy cutting. There is a reason it is called "fussy" cutting. There is no pussyfooting around the issue.
I may not (won't even try to) emulate you but I love everything you do so keep on...
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