Hello hello! What a busy week I’ve had. I’ve spent most of it quilting and trying to get caught up with all the tops I have in cue. I did manage to finish quilting two of them and bound yet another.
First up for show and tell is the vintage nine patch I finished yesterday. This top was pieced by my step mother’s mother before she passed away. We’re not sure when it was pieced but I’m guessing it was quite awhile ago. It’s a simple scrappy nine patch but she used a mixture of hand piecing and machine piecing. I was a little uneasy about machine quilting a hand pieced top but it seemed to work out just fine.
|Here it is loaded and ready to quilt|
I picked Hoffman Fabrics Watercolor Batik Sandy for the backing. I chose this particular batik because it is fairly neutral but it has a slight hint of pink. It blends beautifully with the pinks and mauves on the top. I’ll probably use it for the binding as well.
I’ve also been working on my crazy shaped appliqué blocks. These definitely fall into the what was I thinking category. I spent a couple hours stitching them all down. Now I need to trim the blocks and make them a tiny bit smaller.
I used The fabulous Superior Threads Kimono Silk thread. This silk thread is awesome! I wish I was brave enough to try it on my long arm! I’m not going to lie, this thread is not cheap but I love it! It works wonderfully for appliqué.
We have some greats things coming up soon….a couple giveaways and a wonderful guest blogger. I’m very excited!