I can honestly say that I don't feel complete without sewing...it's a part of me now like farming is to my husband. Looking back at who I was when I was seventeen or so and hadn't yet sewn a stitch, I never, ever would have guessed that sewing would be this much a part of my life. I'm so thankful that I found sewing.
Enough sap and onto better things...
I finished up the applique on my Tangled Threads (designed by Terry Degenkolb) wall hanging last night. I was curious to when I last did applique so I dug out my quilting scrapbook. It was back in February 2003. I really would rather piece. But Tangled turned out great and maybe the gap between me and applique has gotten a little less with my new machine. You can visit Terry's site here.
Here is Ella
The flowers are not original to the pattern. The pattern called for appliqued fabric buttons made with two layers of fabric. I didn't love it, so I swapped the buttons out for the flowers and like the finished product a lot. Once the quilting is done, I have real buttons that will go in the center of each flower. Thanks, Colleen, for the buttons, too.
My next project will be my Cotton Candy Stars quilt as featured on the cover of the last Quilt Sampler. New York Beauty will have to wait just a little bit longer.