A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
What fun!! I have new pieces and parts to play with!! These are parts of this bow tie quilt below. Just thought I would lay them out into something new, just for fun.
Tiny bow ties!! Aren't they pretty? They are not mine...they were made by Linda O...she sent them to me. Linda is just the best piecer! Just amazingly small and precise...I love them a ton! Thank you, Linda!
Just playing with some more pieces....
And this little quilt is complete. I hand quilted it, including hand stippling the background. Folks, I hate to say it...but I am going to think really hard about fusing and blanket stitching a quilt again. I have a couple prepped and I will finish them, and I think it is fine for wool, but this one raveled pretty badly and the stitches shrunk from the applique piece on the heart only. I did wash it , just so see how it would hold up. This is second little quilt that this has happened to. Maybe I should just not wash them, LOL!! I think I will try really hard to concentrate on needle turn applique instead. Do you have an opinion about fused/blanket stitch versus needle turn? I would love your opinion!
This little box contains a lot of work, LOL!! Deeper than it appears, it has pieces and parts of the blocks below. I would like to make a couple of patient quilts from these.
I have about twenty blocks made so far.
So there you have it folks!! Scrapping it over here...and loving it!! I swear I love little scraps and pieces more than anything!!