Monday, February 17, 2014

It has been a long time since I posted my first block. But today I can show you the second one an the third one is already on the way!!!!!
Best wishes! Manuela

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My kind of appliqué.

I had only two blocks left so I finally picked up my quilt last week and finished them.  I thought you might like to see how they turned out.  Those of you that hand turn your appliqué are amazing and the amount of time and talent you put into your quilts is incredible.  Unfortunately I don't have the fortitude to do such lovely work!

I have learned the art of machine appliqué instead.  A while back, I purchased a new Husqvarna Platinum machine that makes such a beautiful stitch, I thought I'd attempt this new method (to me) and now I am hooked.
These are just a few of the squares and a close up of some of my stitching.

I plan to make it into a wall hanging so it won't be put in the wash.  I used a shadow box and a sharp pencil for tracing, "Lite Steam-a-Seam" 2 to fuse and that nifty bias strip maker for various stems.

Since I am from North Dakota I embellished the bride's block with prairie roses and corn and a Scandinavian girl who loves to bake.  I will post more blocks later, in the meantime I hope you enjoy this simpler method of appliqué...

Monday, February 3, 2014

So big …not so easy to have a photo of the whole quilt

2 block are different from the original one.
I replaced the two blocks with series of animals .. 
by :
- the husband .. I share with Gaelle, my partner on this project,  this block,
- a block with cherries branch, because there is  a big cherry tree ,( that I am afraid is on its way to the end ..)

I am proud of reaching this first step of this project …finishing the top 
 the second step is for me much more difficult : quilting !

Claire (from Paris, France)