Monday, January 11, 2010
I wanted to do this block of the month last year as it was offered online, but never got to it. I decided this year I would try to do the BOM faithfully, but just remember it is only January. I'm using my machine to do the applique so perhaps this is going to happen. Each block has a bit of embroidery to do and I love the combination of quilting and embroidery. So the enclosed photo is the January block. I also included a photo of a finished quilt, it was not done by me. I swear my sewing machine was so excited that she got turned on yesterday, and I must say it was fun to get it done so quickly.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Well, I finally finished the needleturn applique on my hawaiian quilt. I have been working on this quilt since last summer. I chose it to get more experience with needleturn applique. It definitely gave me that! I am so excited to finally have a quilt to hand quilt again, which has become my favorite part of making a quilt. So the photo above is just the top before it has been quilted. I guess is will take me most of the spring to completely get the hand quilting done. It is nice to snuggle up in the evening and have some hand work to do and keep warm with all this cold weather we have had of late.