Saturday, February 14, 2015

HUGS and KISSES

 Another lovely design by Temecula Quilt company. I enjoyed this little project. I used bits and pieces from my scrap basket for the blocks and I quilted hearts in the border. This mini measures 13" x 16"


Hugs and Kisses
 

Happy Valentine's Day!


Saturday, February 7, 2015

2015 Challenge

Christmas is just a lovely memory and January has gone in the blink of an eye. Children have returned to Cape Town and I am home alone again but not for long. My husband retires in May, I can't wait.  Challenge to myself this year is to learn needle turn applique. I think I have watched every needle turn video tutorial on Youtube. I decided to join Jeni's lovely sew along, A life of plenty. It has piecing and applique. I have needle turned 3 blocks using the back basting method. I tried to get smooth round edges but as you can see there are a few wonky places especially on the basket.


 And I have prepped my pieces for 3 sets of flying geese. Also enjoying that lovely quilting book.



Lots of lovely applique BOM's this year. I'm loving these,

Lancaster Co by Christy at Sycamore Hill Quilts
Oma's Blues by  Esther Aliu
Past Reflections by Wendy at  Legends and Lace
Bountiful Baskets by Pearl at  P3Designs
Be Happy by Erin at One Piece at a Time

Wishing everyone a wonderful year of quilting.