Today I thought I would give you a sneak peak at what I've been working on. Yesterday, I decided to turn my sewing machine on, it's been a while since I sewed, and work on some blocks for this new quilt I'm making.
The pattern is called Blue Bird by Crab Apple Hill. I have begun hand embroidering the blocks that will be part of this quilt.
I'm really proud of myself because I used left over fabrics from the Cotton Candy D'Antan quilt to make the 9 (nine) patch blocks. I am not an efficient scrap usage quilter at all. As a matter of fact, my scraps rarely gets put to good use except for the occasional applique piece and donating fabric for rag rugs, which by the way, I need to get rid of a bag of 2 1/2 inch strips. So you can see that these blocks are quite an improvement for me!
Since all of my patch blocks are sewn for this quilt and what remains are the stitchery blocks, I thought I would start yet another new project. Yes, I know, but I just couldn't help myself. It's so much fun to start something new. I have a list of "quilts to make", in my head ;o), from the numerous books I own. Some, I have even purchased the fabrics and this is one of those projects.
The pattern is called Hearts and Bows from the book Romantic Quilts ... from Australian Patchwork & Quilting Magazine edited by Laurie Bevan. Since I do not need another hand project, I thought I would machine appliqué the blocks.
Today I spent the day getting all of my fabrics together for the project. Yes, I did take a peak in my scrap bin for some fabrics, I've got to bring that heap down before it invades my sewing room. lol I also worked on refining my machine appliqué method. Oh..... and I bought a new machine appliqué foot, number 23, and I wanted to try it out! So far so good!
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