Posts Tagged ‘appliqué’

Soccer Quilt Progress

Saturday, December 20th, 2014



by Nancy

I’ve been making some good progress on the applique for my soccer-watching quilt.  Thanks to a week off school for Thanksgiving and the use of Marty’s sewing machine, I have finished all of the letters!  I also bought some red flannel for the backing at Field’s while we were in Holland.  So, I laid out the letters to see how it would look and to consider how I want to arrange the other blocks.  Randomly? Alternating red and tan squares? Outlining the letters with the soccer ball fabric and then  alternating red and tan? Maybe…

Changing of the Seasons

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

by Nancy

The leaves are changing, and the fall soccer season finished up this weekend. Both boys had tournaments in different cities, so it was busy, but the weather was beautiful. We were even treated to 5 hot air balloons flying over Nicholas’ game this morning.


I came close to reaching my goal of finishing the letters of Nicholas’ name…





I just have the s left.


Hand Quilting Finished!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012


by Nancy

Wow! Yesterday at Quilting Ladies I finally did the last hand quilting stitches for this wall hanging. I have been working on it for such a long time – the tulips were my very first attempts at hand appliqué! I hand quilted lots of little tulips in the four corners, which took forever, but once I had started, I couldn’t really quit. But the good news is it is finished and now I can work on the binding!

Log Cabin Basket progress

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

by Nancy

I’ve been working on the appliqué leaves and flowers for my log cabin basket. Here’s a look at this week’s progress:




Log Cabin Basket with Handle

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

by Nancy


Here is a look at my log cabin basket with its appliqué handle. I haven’t connected the three log cabin blocks that form the basket, but you still get a pretty good sense of how it will look.

The next task is to appliqué the flower stems and leaves.


The directions said to use 5/8″ bias strips for the stems. It had been a while since I had made bias stems, so I had to look up how to do them, but it went quickly. I got to use one of the pressing bars from a set given to me by one of the Quilting Ladies for the first time. It worked very well!

Choosing Colors

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

by Nancy


I’m working on choosing colors for the flowers in my Log Cabin Basket block. Here are some of the possibilities I found among my scraps. I’m going to make the flowers orange and yellow to match the towels in our half bathroom – you can see one in the top right hand corner of the picture. I need some bigger pieces of green for the stems, so I think I’ll need to go into my stash for that. Decisions, decisions…

Paper Pieced Log Cabin Blocks

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

by Nancy


I’m about halfway done hand-sewing the binding to the back of my Card Trick Lap Quilt, working while watching the Olympics. After finishing piecing the Crackpotty Backing for the Round Robin Quilt, I’ve been making these three paper pieced log cabin blocks. They form a flower basket for a 14″ block I found in one of the quilting magazines Marty brought to All Together Week. The rest of the block is appliqué, and I hope to make it into a wall hanging for our downstairs half bathroom.