Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sew Busy

   Since I'm busy designing 4 count them 4 new patterns and can't really show you much about those I will happily share with you this lovely table topper that I've just recently pulled out of the basket to begin sewing down its applique'.
 I'm choosing to do it primitive style, using raw edge wool and black YLI thread with a whip stitch.
 It has been so long since I have done applique' like this I'm really enjoying this method.
 Of course that's before I have to do this flower basket design on all four sides.
 Blending finished edged fabric stems and berries with the raw edge wool applique' blends two of my favorite techniques.
 The applique' is so tightly crammed onto this border strip that I had to sew all four sides on in order to insure getting it just right.
 This design is from one of my favorite books "Simple Comforts" by Kim Diehl.
There are so many wonderful projects included in this book, if you don't have it in your quilt book library I highly recommend it.  Have a great and peace filled week.  Laural


Cathy said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the applique. I'm going to have to get Kim's book. Hugs

Bowbailey said...

I can't believe you're designing 4 new patterns! Actually I can believe it, I'm just not sure how you do it all. Your table topper is a show stopper, but I knew it would be.