Wednesday, July 19, 2006




PUMPKIN HILL #4, #5, & #6

I've been a busy appliquer and having so much fun! I know I keep saying that but it's so true. Never in my imagination would I have guessed that I would be enjoying this so much. I keep asking myself why I waited so long to jump into applique and have finally decided that the time was just not right. Everything in it's time!
I only have two more blocks to applique and then I have to finish the final touches on the blocks - embroidery and such. So, there's still alot of work to be done.
I've been spending so much of my free time with this applique that I'm neglecting my sewing machine and I'm starting to go through withdrawals - LOL - it's time to think about piecing a top. I keep wishing for more hours in a day or that 8th day of the week - "someday".

I will be back later to address everyone's wonderful comments - I appreciate them very much!

12 comments:

Patti said...

Hee hee - that's what happens when one discovers the fun of "applique". I did next to nothing last year that didn't involve appliqué. I'm so glad you plunged in and took the chance. You said you aren't doing needleturn. What method are you using? Whatever it is, it obviously works beautifully for you.

Jeanne said...

Oh,Darlene -- Pumpkin Hill is coming along beautifully! And you sound soooo jazzed up -- like you're REALLY having fun! It makes me smile to read your blog!
Jeanne :)

Doodlebug Gail said...

How pretty and how wonderful that you've discovered something new which is proving to be such for you. Love your pattern by the way! Keep up the good work - I love reading yoru blog.

Vicky said...

I've run out of adjectives to describe your work so far! It's exquisite! Aren't you glad you took the plunge?!!

((HUGS))
Vicky

kim said...

Oh my goodness! I love your blocks! You are setting record speed. Are you sewing them by hand? They are beautiful! Does it require a lot of prep work? I can't wait to see it all put together!

Keep it up! Kim :-)

Shelina said...

Wow, are you making one block a day? You are really speedy! I like to do applique too. But piecing is fun too.

kcamou said...

You are doing so well! I really look forward to seeing what you have done next! They are all so wonderful. You should be really proud of yourself.

anne bebbington said...

Darlene - your blocks are delightful - see I said applique was addictive - can't wait to see it all put together :o)

SewUniqueCreationsQuilting said...

I love your Pumpkin Hill blocks! It's such a pretty quilt when done! Great job!

Tracey said...

That squirrel is just too cute!! You will have this done for this fall I bet. Really really nice

Judy said...

Owww, I saw this pattern and fell in love with it but resisted. I already have sooo many applique things to do! But Yummy!

It is addictive and now if I sit and watch tv or anything it seems BAD to not have something to sew in my hands!

The Calico Cat said...

Aww that squirrel block is too cute for words - too bad in reality they really are a nuisance! At least here in Washington, DC - where we have normal & black versions (I hear there are white versions too...), I Teaxs, they were more of a novelty - or maybe I was just young.

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