Monday, January 18, 2010

Valentine progress and Turnover quilt top

I finished the top for the snippets turnover quilt. I'll probably add some borders still. This was my first time setting anything on point. Definitely more of a challenge, especially with little feet trying to step all over my layout on the floor;-)
I can't wait for a proper sewing room! :-D

I managed to get all the hearts basted and the red ones appliqued to the background squares last night for my Valentine quilt. This is an excercise in applique for me. I've done a few things here and there, my grandmother's quilt, and some things for the kids to wear, but I've never done it on a quilt top before. I've only ever done it by machine too, so this is my first attempt at doing by hand.

I find that I actually prefer to do it by hand so far. It's relaxing to sit and watch a movie with hubby and get to stitch at the same time. I thought it would take forever too, but it wasn't so hard and it didn't take long at all!
The hubby tells me I am being too picky, but I am not thrilled with the visibility of my stitching, ( I thought you shouldn't be able to see it all and I can) but since it is my first time, I guess I can only get better, right?

I'll be working on these on Sat for the Valentine sewing party.

                                               I also got most of the 9 patches cut and ready to go.
Have I mentioned that I love this line????? GORGEOUS!
Sent with Love by Deb Strain for Moda.


joan said...

Those are gorgeous! I love to hand appliqué; like you I enjoy the lap work! We'll see you
at the party Saturday! Glad you are coming!

Jackie said...

The turnover quilt is gorgeous. Hand applique is definitely a challenge for me too. But like they say, practice makes perfect, right?

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love needle turn appilque! Can't wait to see everything on Saturday.

BTW-I also love the turnover quilt.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

OMG -- love your turnover quilt in the Snippets! So CUTE!!! And, so are the heart blocks. Can't wait to see them all put together in a quilt! Way to go -- stepping out and trying something new! So excited you're coming to the party -- can't wait til Saturday!!

Melinda Cornish said...

I LOVE THE turnover quilt!