May 09 2014

Hello Again

Last weekend I was in Denver for the Denver Quilt Show and to visit family.  While I was there I picked up some fabric to make Witches Brew by Judy Niemeyer -blues and tans.

050914C  (1024x768)I have been making plans to turn this bed runner into a square quilt, but since this will be a fall project I have time to think about it.

The current list of projects start with the machine quilting of this quilt top.

050914   (1002x1024)This is one of my oldest quilt tops, but I really like the monster print.

I remember that I showed another quilter this quilt top when it was finished, her comment was that it was too busy.  Maybe that is the reason that I haven’t quilted it before now.  But when I look at this top and think about what I am currently sewing – this is quite calm.

050914A  (1024x768)I want to improve my machine applique, so the second project is an Oriental kit.  I bought Sharon Schamber’s book Piece by Piece Machine Applique and this quilt seems perfect for trying her technique.

050914D   (724x1024)The applique will go along the right and bottom borders once they are attached.

I also have my leaders and enders project and the quilt guild’s mystery quilt top to sew.

When I am not at the sewing machine, I have been hand sewing hexies.  This is a new technique for me and I am surprised at how much I am enjoying it.

050914B  (1024x940)These hexagons measure 1/2″ along each side, so this will be a small wall hanging approximately 20″ x 22″.

It looks like I have enough projects to keep me busy for a while.

Marlene

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