Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A new quilt!

I'm getting lazy on blogland, but then again, for a good reason: I've been sewing! I got my mojo back! Yay! It went on a vacation and thankfully, it's back! Here's what I completed and am absolutely loving it!

Took me awhile with lots of sore finger tips! But totally worth it. I used Rene Plain's pattern, enlarged it a tad and used it on 6inch blocks.

I used only TWO fat quarters for the 3inch border and another for the binding! I came really close!

The middle block is my favourite: a green dress with lace trimmings and a cute little rose.........

I really didn't have an idea of how it would all turn out as this is one of my first hand applique work. I found that I actually enjoyed it and became quite addicted to it!

Then after piecing all the blocks, sashing and border together, I got really crazy and started embellishment it with flower trim. Even the corners of each block has a tiny flower. Do you think it's over done?

I emailed it to my sisters and now one of them is begging me to make her a similar one! I guess I had better start on it while I still have my mojo!

Have a good one, everyone! Thanks for reading!