This has been ....tickling....floating...growing... The idea came a couple of years ago, the drawing was made awhile after that. It surfaced to the top of a pile last week... This Valentines Day will be our 48th wedding anniversary. I think it would be wonderful to have this completed by then. It will be a rectangular quilted hanging, hand quilted. I can’t bring myself to use solids. I may start with leaves and berries and then decide on other components 🤔 💭. #valentineshanging#needleturnapplique#originaldesign
This past week I’ve been working on the cutest winter quilt by Jan Patek called Sleigh Bells. I am piecing, needle turning, freezer paper, and template appliqué. It’s sew fun and glad to have a project to do all these techniques getting ready for @sewsimplystitched retreat. Appliqué is a great relaxing project. I love it. Come take one of my classes in March. #sewsimplystitched#applique#needleturnapplique#civilwarfabric#janpatek#lovethedesign
Here it is... White as Snow which is my newest Hawaiian Wall Quilt! Mark and I took it with us on a little snowshoe adventure today. Thought it needed to be photographed in it's proper surroundings. #pacificrimquilt
Make your plans to come and see us. We will be in booth 818-820. The Sewing and Stitchery Expo is held at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, Washington. Feb. 28-March 3, 2019. Nancy Lee Chong will be joining us in the booth on Thursday, February 28th. See you soon! #pacificrimquilt
Lekker warm onder mijn kerstquilt (who cares dat de kerst allang voorbij is) van Lori Holt (heb het zo koud!). Nu bezig met appliceren voor mijn volgende quilt van Lori Holt. Ik ben duidelijk een Lori Holt fan❤️. Nice and cozy under my Christmas quilt by Lori Holt (who cares it’s no longer Christmas) Working on my next Lori Holt quilt. I’m obvious a huge Lori Holt fangirl❤️#letsbakesewalong #needleturnapplique#beelori1#vintagechristmasbook#quiltsofinstagram
The garden-the second block from Jan Patek's Town and Country quilt design. Hand appliquéd using the needleturn technique. We have carrots, artichokes,radishes, and turnips. I made one radish too many. Rather than discard it, I gave it to the rabbit. Waste not, want not...
Very excited to try out these new thread glosses from @carolynfriedlander and Sew Fine (@jennmcmillan) ! At first smell, I think Sencha may be my favourite. Now, with only beeswax, coconut oil, and fragrance as ingredients, is there any reason I can’t use these as lip salve or hand cream too?! Serious question! 👄 #carolynfriedlander#sewfinethreadgloss#needleturnapplique#applique#quilting
Appliqué central panel for Lake Effect, designed by Minick and Simpson. Hand stitched using the needle-turn technique. I loved appliquéing the pale blue leaves and stems, made out of a single piece of fabric. I haven't done anything like that before. I gradually cut away the fabric as I stitched, to minimise distortion, and movement. It seemed much quicker than sewing stems and individual leaves, and I loved doing it. Now to get some more hexagons made, to go round this panel. During the school holidays, we have a little 'film festival' at home in the evenings. We watch films as a family on the big screen-on old roller blind.... I get quite a bit of English paper piecing done while 'watching' Superhero films with the boys.
Quick vid of the blocks I have been working on over Christmas. I'm getting ready for Christmas 2019 already. 🙄 Well it stands a better chance of being finished if I start now. These blocks, plus a Santa that is nearly finished, make the top third of the quilt. They still need trimming back to size and the embroidery bits sewin, and any bling adding. #sewing#embroidery#embroideryart#patchwork#quilting#quilt#beadwork#embellished#fabric#fabricart#applique#needleturnapplique#needleturn#imintheguild I'm using freezer paper in accordance with the pattern which uses it with the paper ON Top (the right side) of the fabric. You then mark a line on the fabric along the edge of the paper and turn the fabric under, at this line, as you sew. It's a longwinded way to do it and I've never done it this way before but I promised to do it EXACTLY as the patter says. #noel by #thevintagespool @thevintagespool Verna Mosquera.