Friday, September 30, 2011

I was so excited to see all the blocks together!!!  There should be a 1.5in sashing all round the center block but I can omit that if I want to.  Now I have to make some decisions!!  To add sashing or not?  To applique some butterflies??    There are still some more work to be done...After joining all the blocks together, I still have to applique hearts in between all the blocks.  But the  biggest part of it is DONE!!!  Woohoooo!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tulips N Anemones

I finally completed the center block!!  I started this three years ago as a 'while waiting' project. Whenever I have to wait for someone....especially Luke (when he was in and out of the hospital), this really kept me busy.  This is time well spent!  I have something to show for it!  I didn't rush to try and finish it ASAP but just took my own sweet time.  Brought it with me when I know I have to wait sometimes 2 to 3 hrs at the doctor's for him.  I am contemplating whether to add some butterflies or not......

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I machine appliqued the leaves and resized the blocks. Added plain green fabric for sashings and printed green fabric for the frame. Found some nice yellow print fabric to match the yellow background of the blocks. I didn't know I had that fabric in my stash! Need to use up more of my stash fabric. This is a single size quilt and I hope my aunty likes it! The stems will be quilted directly on the blocks later.
I am happy with the outcome of the rescue mission!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Rescue Mission

WOW! Time just flew by since my last post!!! I have been quite busy working on a few projects at the same time!!
One of it, is this rescue mission!! This quilt top was made by my Aunty Cindy. Her first patchwork project. There were many flaws in this quilt because she just started and didn't pay enough attention to making the blocks all the same size and the quarter inch sewing allowance was not there. She was very reluctant to show us the quilt. But we said constructive and creative criticism is what every quilter should welcome! We all encouraged her to go for a basic patchwork class and she was the one who started the square heart quilt craze! Will post a picture of her quilt later! I didn't want her to be discouraged by her first quilt so I decided to see if I can rescue it!! My quilt challenge for the year!!! The first thing to do is to rip it all apart!! LOL