Saturday, August 8, 2009

prep work

I have got the prep work done of my first Love Letters block "The Hedge Apple" and have started to applique the leaves and stems..what a large block to work with!! Stitchin' Heaven made a great selection in their BOM program. Normally I would pick my fabrics but I have been doing so many quilts just doing that and making a mess outta my fabrics. I needed to not think and to enjoy a process.. Stitchin Heaven has great BOM's you can click on their name and it brings you to their wonderful link..

I am needleturning everything except the stems I have the Clover bias maker and I just love it!!

I also wanted to invite you over to one of the girls blogs that is in our group of Aunt Millie's Garden. Her fabrics are fantastic!! go and see Crispy Quilts I just love her blocks!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

When the Cold Wind Blows

i have been waiting for this BOM Love Letters to start from Stitchin' Heaven Black Bird Designs are one of my favorite Designers.. I think I say that about all of them I am sure.. but I just love this most romanitic Quilt in the whole world and I have started it.

I have my fabrics cut and ready for needleturning on my first block I have already started the blossoms.

you can also see that there have been a couple of UFO's that have landed on my table this is all the stem work that will go on the blocks so I feel that I am a little ahead of the game. In the background you can see that I have also drawn my draft paper for the block layout. I did this on freezer paper so that I could iron the block (only 28") on the paper for stability while placing the pieces. I have never worked with blocks this large.. should be a new adventure!!

I also have the joy of being on a wonderful applique group on yahoo... This group Applique Cafe are involved in many BOM all applique and they keep you so motivated. I am working with them with my Aunt Millie's Garden. If you would like to see variety of Applique blocks and many of the projects different people are involved in you must join and visit it is well worth it. So this one is done now and at the end of the month they have a draw for the winner to get a incentive gift.

These are the current ones different individuals are involved in

1. Vintage Valentine by Verna Mosquera

2. Affairs of the Heart by Aie Rossmann

3. Dutch Treat by Judy Garden

4. Ladies of the Sea by Sue Garman

5. Aunt Millie's Garden by Piece O'Cake Designs

6. Applique Affair by Edyta Sitar (starting soon!!)

You can make a suggestion to the group to start another BOM if enough sign up then you can have your own support group.. isn't it just wonderful!!

Be sure to click on the links you will see that the words are different colors they will link you to the right place.
so now you can see why I am not a steady poster to the blog... there is just to much to do and with work getting in the way I have to spend some time quilting.. keep stitchin' girls