Monday, January 21, 2008

Table Treats For Spring

These are the close ups of the blocks in my runner, pictured below.

Table Treats For Spring

Here's another fun project I completed recently. This is one of Bunny Hill Designs newest releases; It's a runner with endless possibilities. It's a Postcard Cuties pattern, which means that if you already have a Postcard Cuties pattern, you can plug in any of the appliques into the runner blocks.
The Postcard Cuties for Spring is the one I used to complete my runner. It has 35 different spring themed
applique blocks and I chose three of my favorites and
Whala! A runner is born. I used flat cottons and wools. All Buttonhole stitched, and quilted in the ditch. I love it!

Piecing 101

Look what I made this weekend; a brand new Table Warmer! I used Cozy Quarter's new pattern, Trio of Love, three Snow Blooms (Moda) charm packs and a yard of fabric. Those of you who know me personally know this was no small feat. I am not a "piecer"...Getting my points to match is almost as painful as having a root canal. But I just had to make this, it was the perfect pattern for those charm packs and I had been saving them for months. I figured if I want to get better at piecing I might as well work on some easy projects and see if my baby steps will improve my results.
I am almost done quilting it. I quilt after I finish assembling it (I know that's a bit weird, but it works for me.) It lies perfectly flat, the bump on the right is a shadow...I would have ironed it but I didn't notice until after I took the pic!. Anyway, I am quilting in the ditch, by hand and am taking a break since my fingers are so sore I can hardly hold the needle. I think I might invest in some rubber thimbles. I hear they work wonders.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Coming Soon! Australian Patterns

In the latest issue of Australian Patchwork Magazine I found some great patterns and the ordering information finally arrived today. I'm so excited!
This BOM is a dream. Isn't it wonderful? I love the simplicity. Great woollies will make the applique a breeze (no turning over for me!) and the pieced blocks are all beginner friendly.There are a few other patterns I am considering ... fast and fun ones for everyone. I just have to make up my mind. LOL!
Sew many patterns, sew little time!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Work In Progress

Look what I've been working on! My first block for Bunny Hill Designs' Postcard Cuties for Spring is done. I've completed blocks two and three and will be posting the pictures this week.
Stay Tuned!