Monday, January 4, 2010

quilt sneak peek

Hi bloggers. I just thought I'd share a peek of what I've been working on lately. This is another one of those quilts that I started several years ago and then it sat, because I was a bit bogged down in stamping classes. I laid them out on the floor just to see what they looked like all together. There wasn't enough space to lay them all out flat, so some are overlapping. I pretty much left them where I first put them - just made a few swaps to scatter the color.

These are all hand appliqued and I plan to hand quilt it, so it will be awhile before it's finished. But first I have to decide what fabric to use for the sashing and binding. I'm thinking maybe something bright to perk it up a bit, but I'll have to delve into my stash to see what I have.

There are a total of 35 blocks, although I made 37 and had more of the applique pieces all ready to go. I just decided that if I added some sashing between the blocks instead of more blocks, I could get it finished sooner.

These are 12-1/2" blocks. Final size will be 12". I haven't decided yet how wide I'll make the sashing.

Thanks for stopping by.


Starla said...

Not being a quilter (or one that sews period) what does it mean to "hand quilt"? No machine stitching, all done by hand? The challenge yesterday fits right in with your quilting mode!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohmygoodness! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'm in awe! I've never had a quilt before but I love the look of them!