Monday, April 19, 2010

Addicted to Applique

Since the taxes won out, I managed to take several boxes, bags and folders of paperwork and reduce it down to this. These three years are now boxed up and stored away, hopefully to never see the light of day again!

The 2nd Tues of the month is our guild meeting, Moonlighters, in Bellingham, WA and our speaker this month was from The Applique Society. This group is based out of WA and has chapters all over the world. Check here for a chapter near you.
Some beautiful work was shown from different members.
All types of applique are encouraged, and Loretta Bilow touched on a process that I'd never seen before, appliquing from the back of the project.
After hearing this presentation and seeing that a group meets on a weekend in my area, I just may have to join in the fun!

My quilting goals for 2010 are finishing projects that I've already invested in. This was a Mystery project from Piecables in 2009. I was feeling pretty smug about only having to purchase 4 yards of fabric for this complete project, backing/border/binding included. Then I finished the quilt and was disappointed with the finished project. There just wasn't much interest going on.

After quilting it this weekend, yes, I snuck in one of my quilts between customer tops, I LOVE how it turned out. I used a large, (14") Anne Bright panto and burgundy thread. This is going on my bed as soon as I get the binding on.

It's sew good to be sewing instead of taxing!


Karen said...

The birds at the nest is beautiful.

Mimi said...

Addiction to applique? I thought there was something wrong with me! I do have to say that once a quilt is quilted, I think many of us change our minds about liking or not liking a quilt. Quilting makes a quilt sing. Thanks for sharing.

julieQ said...

Just gorgeous pieces, each one...I think a lot of us really are addicted to this quilting thing in one way or another!