Well it's been a whirlwind 7 days -- dress shopping with my lovely granddaughters, wing nite with my sister and friends, glass blowing with my in-laws and then... the dreaded cold snuck up on me... Barely able to function the last few days and I'm so upset as I will miss my Quilting the Garden class tonight :( It's best though, that I don't go places and get other people sick.... So I'll stay home and rest (but it breaks my heart - miss you Debbie, Janet and Bonnie). I need to feel better soon as we leave for San Diego this weekend! I'll share more about that later.
In the meantime though, I have found a few minutes for some stitching... First up, The Winter Bloom block.... what do you think about a little broderie perse bird where the star usually goes ? I want to add the bird, just not sure where on the block to add him.
I've also been working on a Needle Turn Applique Tutorial and Practice Sheet. I hope to have my DH take pictures for me while we're traveling and post the tutorial in sections starting next week.
I'm calling the tutorial "Teardrops of Love" and it will as as a guide for those new to Needle Turn Applique. There are two practice shapes (you can probably guess) to work on. I'll go through the prep steps, my favorite supplies and some pictures of the process. All the while making a small quilt that you can use as a wall-hanging or on a table top when you're done. Stay tuned...
"One Piece At A Time" blog has teamed up with McCalls for a new Applique Quilt Along called: Fancy Flowers. The Applique Quilt along includes 11 FREE episodes that share how to machine or needle turn applique and includes a vase & flower design that Erin made. Click on the links above to learn more about it!! Very exciting stuff as Erin is top of the line when it comes to applique!
Thanks for stopping by eveyone and have a blessed week!