Monday, November 1, 2010

Applique Done!! Design Board Monday

Well after finally getting my butt hand in motion -   I finally finished up the handwork on this project. I managed to sew 10 - count them - 10 hours this week.   I don't know why I'm whining so much.  I really do enjoy doing the handwork.  Still it seemed like it took forever and this was a busy week with it being the holiday of ghosts and goblins.  Not to mention now I have a real idea of how much time I'm watching TV!!!!

Anyways. . . .with that behind me I'm onto doing the thread work of the pine needles.  I know I've read and seen how to machine embrodier but have never really tried it.  I won a nice sulky thread pack last month which included all sorts of stabilizers though and they have instructions. . . . .so I'll give it a whirl!

Hopefully I can fit it in while looking at all the quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival - my gosh the talent out there is amazing!!!!

Check out other great design boards at Judy's Patchworks!

9 comments:

Denise :) said...

The second tree *really* adds dimension! It's fun to watch the progress on your quilt! :)

All the quilts in the BQF are amazing! It was rather humbling to me! I'll have to look for your entry. Happy quilting! :)

Carol B in NH said...

OOO! Nice Nina, keep growing :)

Tamera said...

Looking great! Can't wait to see the next phase.

Chris said...

Looks better every time. great work.

AnnieO said...

Oh! I love the second tree too! This is a wonderful composition so far--can't wait to see the pine needle work. The BQF has had me sitting for many hours reading terrific quilt stories. I've enjoyed all four Festivals now!

Bonnie said...

yes -- great design. And, do use a good stabilizer it will prevent everything from jamming down the needle plate hole! Good luck.

Gari said...

I am always impressed when people can make art quilts and your's is no exception. I love the trees and the background is perfect. It is fun to watch it coming together, too.

Kate said...

The quilt looks great.

Quilter Kathy said...

Way to go... sticking with all that hand stitching!