Saturday, May 31, 2008

Applique

This morning Emma had the dress rehearsal for her ballet recital which is this evening. I will post pictures from the rehearsal after the concert tonight.

I knew I would be sitting around for at least two hours, and the rehearsal was actually scheduled for 4 (!) hours, so on Thursday night I got some hand sewing blocks prepared. These are for my Summer 4 Seasons Quilt.



One of my favorite things about summer is the abundance of produce available. All the fresh fruit and vegetables are so yummy. This quilt will have pears, strawberries, and cherries... is your mouth watering yet? The person I am making the quilt for wanted a traditional country style quilt, so I hope this quilt fits the bill once it is complete.

This is my first time appliqueing by hand, and considering it was super dark in the theater during the rehearsal, I think the blocks came out okay. The one yellow background is a little wobbly, and I am trying to determine if I need to tear it out and try again, or if the wobbles will quilt themselves out. But look at that point on the heart... it's sharp!

Anyway, I hope to be giving more updates on this quilt soon too... in fact, I have a post about color and fabric selection stewing in my head, and if it ever gets written, this quilt is going to be my example...

4 comments:

Margaret aka Supermom said...

LOVE the fruit idea!

Leslie said...

cute, applique scares me. :)

Jenny said...

applique scares me, too. nice job.

i'm kelly said...

these are darling!