Okay, I've decided that I really love wool appliqué on cotton! I love how fast it goes, how neat and tidy it is while you're working on it. Kaaren gave me some tips before I got started. One being, that she uses Steam-a-Seam2 and I have to agree it worked really great. Thank you Kaaren. Now to get some little blocks made to border it and get it quilted. I'm also gonna add a little embroidered tendril coming from the pumpkin stem. While I sit with hubby in the evening watching TV, stitching, I like to ask his opinion on my designs and stitching. On this one, his comment was, the pumpkin isn't all that round. And that's been plaguing me a bit now as I finished the stitching. Maybe it isn't round enough, but no pumpkin is perfectly round! What do you think?
I'm so excited for this day to be over! When I leave my job today, I'm heading to a friend's cottage for three nights of sewing, laughing, quilting, laughing, eating and did I mention laughing!! LOL I can't wait! It's become an annual tradition for us and the days leading up to it seem to be the slowest days of the year!! Hopefully today goes by in a flash, I work at a bank and it's the first day of senior cheques today, so that will speed things along quite nicely!! I'm pretty much all packed and ready to go, just a few last minute things left to put in the car. I've several projects packed to work on, the one pictured here, the next row in the Row Along project, the Over The River stitching, and I'm gonna start a new quilt. It's a 6" morning store block, set on point with a plain block. I've been wanting to do this one ever since the Quilt Sampler that featured Temecula Quilt shop came out! That was my favourite issue ever and if I could choose one store that was featured over the years to visit, that would be the one. A similar quilt is featured in that, 3" blocks rather than 6", but with a big queen size quilt, I figured I could pull it off with the larger block. Soooo, I'll keep you posted on that one!
When I get home on Saturday, I hopefully will have more pictures to share with you of all of the projects that we work on while we're at the cottage. Until then, happy quilting!
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