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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Weekend Retreat

I attended a weekend retreat via Skype with my group:  Joan, Joanne, Raewyn.  Three of us made the same quilt.  Both Raewyn and Joanne have pics of their little quilts posted; you can click the links above and you'll see them.  Here's mine:

I did some very simple SID around the blue blocks and chose to concentrate my efforts on the applique.  It's for my SIL.  I think she'll like it.

See my little frog in the corner of the photo?  He was originally made to hold soap in the bathroom.  He does a much better job holding my basting pins.

Can you believe this is my first finish of 2014?  I have another very close.  And the pretty floral applique has been put aside to be made into a full-sized quilt.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ack! Quilt Police!

I got busted.  My hubby discovered my plan to put the red quilt on the back of the blue one.  Nixed it right there with three little words, "But, it's mine!"  I didn't think he'd mind, I've made so many other quilts for him and I thought he'd forgotten about that little red quilt.  But, he didn't.

So, the plan to do a two sided quilt are off, at least for this one.  Sigh.

I've rebacked the blue applique one and have started with it.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Front and Back

Many of my quilts need only a textured quilting because they're too busy to see anything customized.  Those, I have decided, would make excellent backs for the ones that demand something fancier.  That's not to say the backs are any less worthy, but I'll be able to turn my quilts over and have another look for another day. I like that thought a lot.

And, bonus, I'll have to quilt that much less.  Of course, it makes the quilting that much more difficult; it means more seams to deal with in one quilt.  I think I can handle it, though.

So, without further ado, I've put these two quilts together.  They will be the first.


I like this duo because the outline of the applique will show on that red and white.  I'll use different reds in my bobbin.  I'm can't wait to see how it comes out!

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