Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Well just as soon as I hit publish on the last post blogger decided to let the photo upload. So this is my little valentines quilt. I did this in an applique bee a few years ago at a LQS that has since closed. It's done from one of Elly S. (can't spell her name so I'm not going to even try!) books. 12 Ways to Applique or something like that. Being the overacheiver that I am I had to do 4 hearts from each of the 10 ways she showed to do them. I found that my favorite ways to do hand applique is to draw the shape on the piece being appliqued, baste the piece down, and cut the excess fabric away from the seam allowance just a few inches at a time, then to do needle turn applique. Unless it has really small pieces then I baste the seam allowance down before I applique. And I also liked reverse applique. I can see myself doing that again depending on the pattern being done.
The one square toward the bottom right with the white heart will get some sappy saying written in it. "My heart belongs to you" or something like that. This is for David and will hang in his office here at the house. Guess I should get busy so I can have it done before valentines day. I just lack the border and think I got stopped because I couldn't decide what to quilt in it. Might just do a cross hatch or something simple like that so I can get it done this week.
BTW, can you find the "maverick" block? A couple of the ladies in the group were real upset that I made that "mistake" and used the block. Especially since I made 40 blocks but only used 39 in the quilt. I just smiled and never did tell then that was a design feature and not a mistake. LOL!
Now I really do need to get back to work. :-)