Hand applique

Saturday, January 7, 2017

New year means finishing up a few projects...

We are a week into the new year, and I am trying to finish a few WIP's.  I made these dilly dally blocks a few months ago, and got sidetracked so I never got around to sew them together.  ( pattern by Camille Roskelley)

Now I finally got around to finish the quilt top, and it is hanging on the banister along with a few other tops who needs to be quilted....  I made fewer blocks than the pattern called for since I wanted a smaller quilt.  Not sure when I will get around to quilt it, but at least I am one step further...
Moving along, I had some binding to do on my Octagon Shimmer quilt, beautifully quilted by the talented Merete at Merete's quilteloft This is a big quilt, so I'll probably spend a couple of evenings in front of the TV finishing the binding.  Can't wait for it to be finished though, I really like this quilt, and it will look nice on our living room wall :-)

When we were on vacation in December I brought some hand sewing with me, and thought I'd get a lot done..... Well.... I didn't! So I have finished the applique on this first block, and need to start stitching the rest.  This is such a cute pattern by Natalie Bird of the Birdhouse  The pattern is called the Happy Stitcher and is super cute!
It feels good to be able to spend some time in my sewing room again.  Hope to finish up a few more WIP's, and as always I have plenty of new projects lined up....
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is great!


  1. It looks like you are off to a very productive start to your New Year - great projects. Looking forward to seeing the full quilt that you are binding.

  2. I like the tall house block.

  3. Lovely projects being worked on at your place. Hugs,xx

  4. Lovely progress on some WIPs Anne Heidi. I always find this time of year great to work on some ufo's

  5. Looks like you're having a good start to the new year with your pretty projects. I LOVE that sweet little house that you're appliqueing!!!


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