Monday, April 17, 2017
First of all - I could not resist sharing this picture of our little sweetie that my daughter sent yesterday. Happy Easter indeed! What a smile!
This one is 10.5 inches x 11.5 inches. The center is all English paper pieced (small half inch diamonds) that I started years ago. The border I just added on recently and it's wool appliqué, with hand embroidery (stems). I put a tiny flange of pink fabric between the brown binding and the cream background.
This one is about 11inches by 15 inches. It's a Primitive Gatherings pattern (actually it was a kit). The flowers are all wool appliqué on a cotton background and they got so puckered up when I pieced them together that I came real close to tossing the little thing in the garbage. I'm glad I didn't because the quilting "fixed" the puckers and I really like the finished product! The half square triangles in the border finish at 1/2 inch.
It feels very nice to finish something! I have about three more UFO's I want to finish up before I can start something new. At least my sewing room is tidy and I feel like going in there again :)