Welcome to my Blog. Hope you did something fun on National Quilting Day. I joined one of my small quilting groups for our usual once a month get-together. We watched part of a video showing the technique for making "Bonnet Girl" blocks. The applique uses an embroidery stitch to attach the pieces to the backgrouond. We are making a quilt that will benefit a charity. Each person is assigned a part of the process. Some will make the blocks, one will sew all together, and one person will do the machine quilting. Later we went to lunch at the Texas Road House.
I am sharing a picture of a leaf quilt that my good friend, Kenyan, made. She showed the finished quilt at the Saturday get-together. The quilt has very special meaning to her. Her husband passed away last year. She was able to display the top at his memorial service. It represents his life and passing. The quilt has a special poem on the back of the quilt. She did a wonderful job on the machine quilting and binding.
I finally finished "Baskets & Blooms" Block of the Month by Joined at the Hip. The blocks had been prepared for the machine applique for a good while. I finally decided to work exclusively on them to get to the end. I am pleased with the top. Now I am anxious to get back to a couple other applique projects that are waiting, including the patriotic quilt and the winter quilt.
I was able to make my first two Civil War blocks today. I don't know where to find the list of the suggested blocks to make, so I just picked two. I chose "Conscription" and "Anxiety". I had to cut pieces for the pink and green block three times. It is an easy block to piece, if you cut the pieces correctly. The first block turned out too small. The second is fine. I paper pieced the black & red block. It was not hard to do but took time. I am enjoying seeing all the blocks displayed on other participant's blogs.
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