Sunday, October 7, 2012

My Favorites

 Here are my favorite Halloween items I have made.  My first pieced quilt is the cat on a fence and my first appliqué is the batty quilt.   I spent many a cold Saturday stitching the wool felt wall hanging while waiting for Michelle's ice skating lessons. 

Quilt Back in Progress

This is my design sketch for the back of the Fantasy Flowers Quilt. The pattern is by Pearl Pereria of P3 Designs. I will not stitch the appliqué by hand for the back, I will use invisible thread and zigzag the edges down.  I wanted to use up the leftover fabric from the kit and I think this is the perfect way to do so without taking years to do it.
     I was so excited that I posted this as done but it is still really a work in progress.  I forgot that I did not make or add the borders, which are a new project all on their own!  The borders have 22 double scallops on them.  I now have them made and added to the sides.

      I did not sew them down yet.  Still basted on with Roxanne's glue baste.  I am debating whether to quilt/sew them down in one step during the quilting process....Any suggestions??  I really don't want to take another 5 years to finish it.  Oh and I do work Full Time and am so tired each day when I get home that I make dinner and sit in front of the TV for an hour then go to bed....No energy to sew or anything else but cuddle with Skittles the family pet.

Would love to hear your comments.....K