Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Needle, Thread & My Hands!

I really enjoy handwork and have found myself craving it lately. I've been doing quite a bit of hand embroidery but not much hand applique. I know exactly why - it's the prep - I wonder if someone would just prep for me? LOL

Here's what I've managed to finish the past few days:

The red work version of A Tisket, A Tasket by Bunny Hill Designs (block #4)

The appliqued version of the same. I'm not super crazy about my fabric choices but done is done. LOL

Then I decided I needed a new applique project. :-) I prepped and appliqued block #1 from "Fit to Frame: Pattern Thirteen" by Lori Smith. I enjoyed working on this little block and look forward to the other 11.

I looked across my bedroom, spotted this quilt on the back of a chair and took a closer look not believing what I was seeing. The binding was sewn on but not sewn down. How the heck did that happen? I love to sew down the binding and this has been quilted for a long time. So, I've been working on the finishing the binding.
BTW, this is my own design with lots of charm packs. If you've been reading my blog for awhile you might remember it. It screams 'Summer'. :-)

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today - thank you so much for stopping by - please come again soon.
In Friendship!
I just realized that I forgot one little thing - I'll show you later.

26 comments:

Lurline said...

A lovely Post, Darlene - I really do love your quilt!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

O.K. most importantly! That quilt is totally getting WILL'd to me right! Right? I mean you are gonna sew my name into it or something right? ;o) LOVE it. And I think your Bunny Basket BOM is adorable! ooxx`jod

Susan said...

Your Tisket basket looks great. I am having the hardest time finding the right fabrics; I haven't even started. Your quilt is lovely and the colors are screaming summer. I'll have to go back and read up on its beginnings.

Carol said...

I love your quilt, good job designing it yourself. Nice job on the Buny Hill BOM's too. I'm thinking I need to look up that Lori Smith pattern, it's so cute. I totally understand about applique prep, that's why I have so much of it to do.

passingdowncrazy said...

That is a wonderful quilt. I love the Picket Fence fabric. I did a Monterey Medallion by Terry Atkinson with that fabric. Fun!

Sharon said...

OH MY GOODNESS I am in love with that quilt Darlene. It is wonderful!!!!!!! Honestly I love it. The fabrics are great.

Stina said...

Love ..love your Summer Quilt and oh I just started to laugh when I read that you forgotten about the binding... you are the best Darlene..LOL:.. absolutely something I could do too ;O)

Carol said...

OMG Darlene what a wonderful post...love you Tisket a Tasket blocks...and that little Lori Smith is as cute as it can be...but I'm hyperventilating over that quilt...I'm in love. Oh I have Prairie Paisley fabric that would look wonderful in that...how about publishing that pattern? Pattern designer!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love the way your baskets came out! and the flower applique is really cute. Someday, I want to do something like that too. The quilt is just my style - I love it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lots of beautiful show and tells from you today!!

Yvonne said...

You have been a busy girl...very nice summer quilt and I love those bunnies.

Quilt Hollow said...

I agree with Carol....pattern of quilt? It is wonderful!!
Love all but my MOST favorite is the little Lori Smith applique block....can't wait to see them in a quilt and will you be framing them? It screams....."I wanna go to Mary's house."

I'd love to have somebody prep applique for me too...then maybe I'd sit and stitch them. When you find them....tell them I have some things too. LOL

Yvette said...

So funny about forgetting to sew your bindings down. Very pretty summer quilt.

I really like your fabric choices on your basket too! I wish I would have started doing this in redwork instead. Now it is on my UFO list and am a month behind.

Lori Smith patterns are great. I have a few waiting on deck.

clare's craftroom said...

Lovely work , funny about the quilt binding , that's something I would do .

Karen said...

The appliqued bunny block is my favorite followed by the Lori Smith block. I know I can't talk you out of them but I can dream! You remind me to go print out the Bunny Hill BOM for April. I haven't done it yet.

Wendy said...

I would love it if you would publish that pattern too. It's a gorgeous quilt. That's funny that you didn't noticed sooner the binding wasn't finished. It will be ready just in time for this summer. The bunny hill BOM are so cute and the new applique block will make a nice quilt.
That reminds me I just found a UFO with all the appliques are prepped and ready to sew....don't know why I left it without sewing them down.

Sherri said...

Love your Lori Smith block...I've just ordered one of her fit to be framed patterns...hoping to get a jump-start on Christmas for next year! Your tisket a tasket block is great too...I agree...it would go so much quicker if all of the prep work were taken care of!

Snippen' Threads said...

I just LOVE your quilt. It is so Fresh and summery. And I think Carol is right - Prairie Paisley would be perfect to do it in! Thanks.

Pat said...

You have been busy! Everything is lovely.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh yes I remember it - heck I even copied the idea!!!!

Cory said...

Darlene, Have you thought about embroidering a stem stitch around the basket in a darker shade of green. That might make the basket stand out a little. I love you choice of fabric for the basket but it does get lost in the block. Take care and God bless, Cory

Kaaren said...

Everything is simply WONDERFUL. I think your T-A-T block looks very Easter-y with the soft, pastel colors that you've chosen.

Love your red, white and blue quilt. My favorite colors!

Your teasing was worth the wait, Darlene. Thanks for sharing!

Millie said...

Darlene, what a wonderful find. I love your quilt. The red makes the blocks stand out. Are you done with the binding? The Bunnie block is cute too.

Carrie P. said...

Your basket blocks are just perfect. I love the wing on the little chick. I am almost finished with my block. You made me laugh when I ready that the quilt had not been finished. Too funny. It is a great pattern too.

Sweet P said...

Gorgeous work! My handwork is calling to me too. I am behind on some of my projects.

Nan said...

As always, I'm in love with everything you make! That quilt is to die for gorgeousness! It does scream "Summer", but most importantly, it screams "MINE!!!!".
tee hee......
h'moosies!

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