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:

  1. 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! :)

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

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  3. Looks better every time. great work.

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  4. 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!

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

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  6. 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.

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

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