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This is a list to help those that enjoy needleturn or are wanna-be needleturners. Please introduce yourselves and the style of applique you enjoy most.

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Latest Activity: Jul 26

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What are you working on now?

Started by Peggy Stuart. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Oct 13, 2014. 27 Replies

And then there's the thread issue <G>

Started by AnnetteJ. Last reply by AidaCJ/NH Mar 13, 2014. 17 Replies

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Comment by handstitcher/IL on July 26, 2020 at 4:46pm

Nice to see some activity here! My appliqué has been a bit limited over the last few months. I did appliqué 5 vintage Christmas hankies onto a background fabric to use in my Christmas hankie quilt. Since the hankies were thin, they needed a backing fabric to stabilize them for quilting. My other appliqué project did not involve sewing. Instead, I enlarged the center medallion from the book Spoken Without A Word to make a 42” medallion for my current Baltimore Album Quilt. Making a full size pattern was a bear, but it’s been on my to do list for a few years now, so I’m glad it’s done. Haven’t stared the sewing yet, however. 

Hoping for some rain tonight. The plants are looking rather wilted from the heat. Tomorrow is our watering day (we have an even/odd schedule) so rain tonight would save me a lot of work tomorrow!

Comment by Barbara Dieckmann on July 26, 2020 at 9:58am

it has been ages!  My computer died, and it took a while for me to save  enough $$ , then order a replacement.  Then too long for it too be built and shipped due to backlog from sequester rrequirements that Dell did not tell me about.  At last, new computer is up and I'm back to playing with ideas and connected to online communities.  I've been piecing some, but mostly been machine quilting some of my completed tops.  I'm not good at free motion yet, so much is variations of walking foot lines with serpentine stitch so they are softer looking to my eye.  Also still hand quilting my beloved adaption of Jeanna Kimball's "Fairmeadow" and the details of the the patriotic quilt pictured a few months ago.  It's got a Lot more borders!  Turned it into a medallion style with those pretty blocks from my healthier hands days as the center. We had a nasty heatwave here in Tucson end of June till a few days ago.  105 plus temps make me not want to do much but veg near the the a/c and read. Hope y'all well and creating

Comment by AnnetteJ on July 26, 2020 at 6:57am

Wow!  It's been ages, 2.5, months, in fact, since I last stopped by.  Is everyone still appliqueing or have you gone over to piecing like I have?  Well, that's not exactly true, but my new appliqueing is small at the moment while I piece some table covers for our son & Dil's 100 year old house.  Lots of them.  Being stuck at home so much over these last month's, I figured I'd bite the bullet & get going on these little quilts requested a year ago.  We're forecasted a heat wave, so I'll be down in my basement studio where it will be cool to quilt these next week.  Hope you are all well and staying home too.

Comment by QuiltDragon on May 10, 2020 at 6:16pm

Barbara, my fav color is blue as well. I love the blocks and the setting. I think I might use the blue sashing around the edge the same width, just to "hold in" the blocks.

Comment by AnnetteJ on May 10, 2020 at 9:56am

Well, I'll try this one more time.  3rd time lucky, I hope.

Barbara, your top is shaping up nicely.  I think a pieced border would finish it off beautifully.  That is the most gorgeous blue!!  I'm currently working on the Stonefield quilt and looking at them up on my design board.  Blue may be just the ticket.  I happen to have a nice chunk of blue fossil fern left.  Hum....

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's here.  Have a wonderful day in spite of this self isolation.

Comment by Janet/MO on May 10, 2020 at 9:00am

Your setting is wonderful Barbara.  I no longer have a kitty, but when I did she always had to approve my work too.  The one I had before that really didn't care all that much.  As to whether or not to add a border, I guess that depends on how large you want it to be.  Personally I would, but it is not absolutely necessary.  

Comment by QuiltDragon on May 9, 2020 at 4:29pm

Barbara, love your blocks & the setting is prefect. Nothing better than kitty approval on your quilt. :)

Comment by Barbara Dieckmann on May 9, 2020 at 10:23am

Fun to share what's being created with y'all.  I miss weekly sew and stich gatherings most with being housebound.  If I had to pick just one fav color, it would be blue, too.  And it's what I have in my stash the most, lol, especially large enough bits to make sashes and borders from.  Got it all assembled this morning.  Debating whether it needs some border treatment or if more of the blue strip for binding will be enough of a period to complete.  Debating scrappy blye and red HSTs or checkerboard strip floating in more of the pale floral background used for the edge triangles.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on May 9, 2020 at 3:41am

Looking good Barbara! I can see why Miss Elli approves! I’m glad you posted the second picture, I can see the colors more clearly. I love blue, so your color choices brought a smile to my heart. Nice job!

Comment by Barbara Dieckmann on May 8, 2020 at 11:48pm

And what would life be like with out a kitty supervisor?  From the purrs, my guess is Miss Elli approves


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