Applique, Machine Quilting, Needle-Turn Applique

Another Week

I finally was able to get some quilting done last night.  Tom and I are preparing for two one-man photo shows at the Crawl Space, Little York NY this month, so the better part of the week has been researching the list for news releases and invitations.  I finally finished it up yesterday and the mailing and emails are now all done.

But – I did find time to work on the next ‘fat quarter’ quilt project.  It’s done with needle-turn applique.  – One of my favorite techniques.  It’s really easy (contrary to popular opinion) as long as you use the right tools.

I’m thinking that this piece will be prefect for the silent auction for the quilt show.  Then I will have an excuse to use the new fabric I found on our shopping trip after the last

Fat quarters on left; Border fabric on right

Consortium meeting. I just fell in love with the background fabric – then of course had to have some new fat quarters to complete the project.  Barb and I got together at the library sewing day and shared fabric for the border.  Its made up of various half square triangles – so you only need a small piece

of fabric for each block.

Now another wrinkle – I just went out to the mailbox and the smells of spring hit me like a ton of bricks.  – It’s supposed to be in the 70’s today – A perfect day to play hooky!  It will definite cut down on my quilting time.

However it’s still in the 40’s – so I’ll probably have time to make the quilt sandwiches for the two quilts I plan on machine quilting next.  I’m thinking that I will use a meander pattern on the ALS quilt, but the quilting on my Seasons quilt will be a little more challenging.

Quilt patterns for Seasons border

I’ve found some patterns that depict the four seasons – just perfect for this quilt.

There is always time to quilt!
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