Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Crazy Quilt Heart

Our Quilt Shop asked for 6 inch hearts to make a quilt for a friend in need. Here is my heart stitched with Love!!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Applique Flowers for LE Coverlet

 Slowly this beautiful applique quilt is coming to life!!

Have one side of the border pinned and ready to sew.
I used Heather's  ( )  method of strip piecing and then cut them out leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance. I used Elmer's glue to glue all the seams down and then pinned before sewing. Makes it much easier and more accurate.
Flower Petals!!

Many ways to applique and here is a quick and easy one. Instead of burning fingers on the iron just wrap the fabric and template in tinfoil. I use a little starch on the edges before wrapping the foil to make the shape. Then iron.  The yellow center is a french knot using size 8 embroidery thread.

While out walking I found this  baby Rattler  on the side of road. A car had runed over the middle and I was sure it was dead before picking it up.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Working on the next section of the CQ bottom strip. The fan on the red is a lot of combination stitches using 2 strands of DMC threads. When working on a small design you only need 1 or 2 threads. Bigger threads will distort the design.
There is a tatted beaded butterfly, a beaded dragonfly, and silk ribbon bees.