Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Month 2 -Sampler Blocks Crosses and Losses - Old Maides Puzzel

Month 2 Sampler Blocks are finished!!!  This was so much easier then last months for some reason.
Crosses and Losses

Old Maids Puzzle

Now back to work on the appliqué.  I have 4 blocks completed so that means 20 more to go…

Man, I am going to be a pro at this by the time that I am done.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

First Applique

Well, I have started my journey into applique.  It has been an adventure that I am sure to enjoy.  I thought I would share with you my very first applique.  Now, it is not perfect as this is my first....
Pinned Down - getting started

All appliqued on

Up close

Finished Block

Thursday, March 17, 2011

LONG Night

Last night was the 2nd club meeting and I was the only one that did not have the applique completed for month one... I was a little sad but in due time it will all be completed.

After the meeting, I met with Evelyn to show me how to applique.  It was great, I learnt so much, but I will see how much is retained when I start this big applique project...I have signed up for her class on April 4th so I will be doing this there with her supervision just in case I go really wrong.  This piece has to look perfect as it is the center of the quilt and I don't want to mess it up.

In the club we got our 2nd pattern - GUESS WHAT!!! this has applique as well - Orange Peels....  So from what Evelyn taught me yesterday, I have decided to get my templates and everything organized for this applique.. This might be my practice applique.

The pattern only calls for 2 blocks that are not applique so I will get those done and out of the way and then start on cutting the blocks for the Orange Peels (a little big and then I can down size).  We have to make 24 blocks of Orange Peels that is 96 Orange Peels that have to appliqued in ONE MONTH....I don't think that I will have this done for club but I will have a good start.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Do to the weather that we were experiencing last week, we cancelled my one on one applique lesson...  I was really upset about this as I was really looking forward to learning this and see how much I could have done for club on the 16th..

So Evelyn is going to show me the night of club, hopefully I will be able to get it cut and based on to the fabric...  My good friend Yankee Valley Stitcher is going to try and show me as well if our time table ever seem to be available at the same time.

On March 16th it will be our second Club for the year, and I really can't wait to go as I have a few things to pick up there for some blocks that I am working on besides this one.  And meet up with another friend that I meet in Blogland - which is really cool as you are their followers but you never know if you will ever meet them or not..  Her Blog is Quilt I.T. and she is a doll, for just starting to quilt she is very good at it and She is working on the Bicycles for this Club, check out her blog the Bicycles look great!!

Hopefully next weekend I can show you some of my applique that I have gotten done even if it is just based on the background.