Applique, Minature quilts, Needle-Turn Applique, Winter in Central New York

Skinny stems

I decided that I needed a break from sewing triangles for my Delectable Mountains quilt so decided to start a new project.  It’s been suggested that we make  the cover quilt from Fat Quarter Quilts by Lori Smith for our next guild group project. – I really like needle turn applique so I thought I’d work on Simply Charming – even if it’s not our next project.

Today was the prefect day to quilt.  We are in the midst of the first ‘real’ winter storm of the season.  This year the winter storms have hit north and east of Syracuse.

A perfect day to be home quilting. (I really have to work at being retired.  Tough job – but someone has to do it!)

My husband must be thinking of Spring.  He surprised with me with this little bouquet this afternoon.  (He is definitely an incurable romantic.)

  • First, I traced the applique placement on the background fabric.

  • Next Skinny Stems:  These are really easily made with the aid of bias bars.

  • I’ve cut out most of the applique pieces.  The circles still have to be cut out.

I’ll begin the applique while watching the Olympics tonight.  Ice Dancing and Ladies Free Skate have to be my favorite events.

There is always time to quilt!
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  • Reply Joanne February 26, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I just bought Fat Quarter Quilting. Can’t wait to see you version of Simply Charming. The colours you chose look great!

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