Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fun Handwork

I've enjoyed working on this project, and it took a week's spare time.  We've been on vacation with our daughter doing all kinds of things.
I took this outside to get some good light for a picture.  I still have a few holes to cut on the backside to take the papers out of the appliqued flowers, and leaves.  I like something to do when we are watching a movie or listening to the radio, and that will work out fine.

Here's the backside.
Boy, it's such a nice day outside!  We've had a lot of grey skies lately and it's so good to see the blue skies again.

Now I'm ready to work on the pieced inner part of the quilt so I can return the book to the library.
The pattern calls for plain corner squares on the ends of the borders, but I'm thinking about jazzing it up a little.  I have to remember to make it fit with the same look though.  Hmmmm.  I don't want it to compete with the border strips, but I don't want it plain either.  What to do.  I have a while to mull it over while I'm working on the other border strips.
I linked up with amylouwho's sew and tell.


  1. WOW! This is amazing! your hard work has paid off, simple gorgeous!

  2. Your handwork is wonderful. Such tiny stitches! If I can ask, why is the material cut from behind? Do you quilt on top of the applique?

  3. WOWEEE! That took lots of time and talent!

  4. Kristen, Thank you. The material is cut from the back to pull the freezer paper out, and also to make fewer layers to quilt through. I haven't decided how I'm going to quilt this one, but possibly in the ditch or maybe 1/4" inside the applique.

  5. Gorgeous! I admire your handwork. Alas, I'm just not that dexterious. I'm envious of your talent. :o) Visiting from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. :o)