Tuesday, February 28, 2012

WINTER SKIES and RED and GREEN APPLIQUE

Winter skies returned to my neck of the woods.
Gray skies that later opened up and snow flakes
floated down to earth
My kind of day---


sitting by the fire and sewing on my Red and Green Quilt.


I have been sewing on this quilt for more than 10 years I think.
Lets just say it has been a long time!


There was not a pattern for me to follow.
I traced the block from a magazine picture
and blew it up to 16"
{ I thought that seemed like a good size, nice and big, be done in no time }.


I actually lost the blocks in my sewing room for several years.
{Who looses these beautiful blocks}?


I found them on my last "clean out the sewing room"
and am I happy ! I love sewing on these blocks !
I love the slow process of appliquéing.
I can watch Downton Abby and sew on my blocks without making any mistakes.
Yup, I like snow days and applique !


4 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love LOVE these blocks. I love to needleturn applique. What method do you use Eileen? These are stunning.

Julie said...

love your quilt!

Alica said...

This is beautiful Eileen!

On another note...there was a newspaper article yesterday, saying which cities in the US, that people were happiest living in...Fort Collins was #9...and Lancaster was #1. We've got good taste! :)

Kyle said...

Your blocks are beautiful. Appliqué is relaxing for me as well. Looks like you had the perfect day.

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