With Thanks Giving behind me, most of the left overs either eaten or in the freezer for future use, it is time to think about some Christmas baking and finishing some of the one or two Christmas gift items in the sewing room.
I have spent this past week finishing the quilting on my Christmas Red Bird mini wall hanging, but in-between moved back to working on my Flower Garden quilt top. I have the final side lattice cut and then can get the top and bottom on too. I spent some time considering a larger appliquéd border, but have decided I am done. It will be bound in the black and white print I used for the stems for the blooms. I hope to have it off to the quilter in the next week or so.I keep a stash of baby quilts for my daughters. They have over the years often stopped by for a baby shower gift for this friend or that co-worker. This past month they have pretty much cleaned me out. So I figured I had better get busy and replace some of them. The fabric in the center has been in the closet for years. It was just too pretty to cut up. I decided that the best use of it was just to use it in the middle of the quilt with a block border around it. I think once quilted it will look very pretty.
Obviously I am a real fan of appliqué projects. In October while at Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara, California I came upon these two patterns and fabric kits. I purchased the first smaller kits, but ended up coming back to the vendor and buying the second larger kits too. I just could not resist them. So the plan is to finish up some of my UFO's that are screaming at me for attention and start one of these new projects.
Your flower garden is delightful!! So pretty;)))ReplyDelete
such lovely applique work you do...
Your two new projects for the New Year look really nice...you must be looking forward to starting them...hugs, Julierose
The flower garden quilt is stunning! I love the fabric choices in the applique.ReplyDelete
The Flower Garden quilt top is lovely with all those lovely patterned fabrics. Gosh, it is pretty. The fabric for the baby quilt is darling. It looks fabulous; it would have been a shame to cut into it. You certainly do love applique! Those two new projects are lovely.ReplyDelete
Lovely kits! I can't wait to see them completed. I only wish I were doing them.ReplyDelete
And your flower garden is beautiful. Super applique.
so, so fun to see what you are working on!! love your flower garden top!ReplyDelete
Your Christmas Red Bird mini wall hanging is so pretty! Nice job on the Flower Garden quilt top. I look forward to seeing your finish. Those kits do look irresistible.ReplyDelete
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So beautiful! I have great admiration for those who can quilt. Stopping by from Wordless Wednesday via Comedy Plus. Have a wonderful rest of your week!ReplyDelete
I really like your flower blocks..the quilt will be
beautiful when finished. I may have to go search for
those kits...they look interesting. Have a great day!
Not only are you a fan of applique projects, but you are quite skilled at it as well! Your flowers are so pretty!ReplyDelete
Your quilts are most beautiful. There aren't many that make them anymore. Our grandmothers always did.ReplyDelete
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This is beautiful! Funny, I just pulled out a piece of fabric that Island Batik sent me in box 1 2019 that I refuse to cut because I love it so much. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
Your flowers are so gorgeous and cheerful.ReplyDelete
I love your applique patterns and fabrics, such pretty designs.ReplyDelete
You do such gorgeous work, and now you have two more lovely applique adventures to consider. Wonder which one you will stitch first? The idea for the baby quilt is great, sometimes simple is better, especially when there is such a cute focus fabric to use.ReplyDelete
Those are both lovely project! Good luck!ReplyDelete
You are SEW sweet to have a selection of baby gifts for your daughters to choose for their friends and coworkers!!ReplyDelete
Flower garden is a beauty!ReplyDelete
Those kits look like they will be fun to work on! I love the baby quilt you're working on, too - simple, but such a great way to feature that center fabric. Looks like lots of fun going on in your sewing room!ReplyDelete
I love that Flower Garden Quilt - just gorgeous - and you will certainly have fun with the two new ones. Clever idea for a a baby quiltReplyDelete
Both the kits are nice, but the second one is something special. I also love a good applique project, although I'm partial to the hand variety.ReplyDelete
The applique kits are great! I can see why you were so attracted to them. That baby quilt is cute!ReplyDelete
Always a good idea to have a baby quilt done. This one will be especially cute!ReplyDelete
Love!!! that Flower Garden!!! how pretty that is!ReplyDelete
I don't do applique quilts too often, just single applique blocks but I sure do love to look at them! Both of your potential projects are beautiful! Can't wait to see which one wins out. Meanwhile, Flower Garden is gorgeous and almost finished! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Flower Garden is such a beauty! I love the sashings, it's a beautiful top. Next appliqué projects are lovely too!ReplyDelete