Monday, August 2, 2010


Remember how I've talked about a big secret project? Well, it's finally finished and been gifted, so I can spill the beans. It only took me two extra years to finish! But to my credit, I didnt work on it during the entire two years, especially while baby #1 was still pretty small.

But with baby #2 on the way, I knew I had to get it done or it may never get done! So I rushed to finish it for my mom's birthday this weekend, and I'm so glad I did. Even though all the intense sewing/hand appliqueing almost put me in the hospital!

My mom picked out the fabrics and pattern years ago, and it was my goal to make it for her milestone birthday...but unfortunately, it was mammoth of a project, being queen sized and all.

So to recap, during all the quietness here on the blog, I pumped out tons and tons of these guys:

and hand appliqued THREE of these:
(see the little flower applique block in the pic? That's the one.) It's hard to see the detail in the picture, but that baby has 14 individual flower petals, plus the stem and leaves. I've never done hand applique before, but am a pro now!

pictures of the actual quilt top coming soon.

Fabric: April Cornnel's Poetry Collection
Pattern: Cottage Tapestry by Fig Tree Quilts)

1 comment:

  1. oh, it looks beautiful! I can' t wait to see the quilt.
    2 extra years is nothing! I'm trying to finish one I started 3 years ago...