Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Working on Applique

Good evening,
The humidity is much lower and it is only in the 80's. I hope it stays like this for the rest of the summer, but I'm sure that isn't happening. LOL I don't have alot to talk about, but figured I'd do a post anyway. I crocheted some this morning on the pink baby afghan while watching The Great Outdoors on DVD. We love John Candy movies. We have watched 2 of his movies this week. Also watched Uncle Buck. His movies have brought a lot of laughter to our family.

I have the first 2 parts appliqued on the Birds and Blooms. I think I like the starch and pressing under the seam allowance. Not so sure about the washable glue. I have learned to use very little drops of washable glue and only on the seam allowances. It gets hard and is frustrating to get the needle through. I also learned that the little holder for the tip of the mini-iron also gets really hot. The first day, I burned my right index finger on the rod of the mini-iron. Yesterday, I burned the left index finger on the little holder thingy. I unplugged the iron and grabbed the holder without thinking about it. I just planned to move it. Hmmm, now I am thinking maybe this mini-iron isn't such a good thing for me. Anyone else have trouble with burning themselves while using it? Maybe I am just more of a clutz that I thought. LOL Here are the first two parts all appliqued down. I am getting better, but some of the eggs still had little points. I am just going with the story that the bird laid odd shaped eggs. LOL
I have the next section prepped and ready. As you can see I am back to pins. Maybe I will use the glue some when I get more at ease with appliqueing. I think there will be lots more of this in my future, because I am having so much fun with the Birds and Blooms.
I will work on this pretty soon. I need to cut out some more shirts for Kevin. He loves the shirt I made him and asked for 2 more. Hmmm, not sure if that is a good thing or bad. LOL I am glad that he likes what I made him, but didn't really plan on making more. My head is always full of quilt designs, not clothing. LOL Oh well, it won't kill me. He does lots for me.

I don't think I have shared these little scrap quilts that I threw together for our kitties. I had a bin with some leftover blocks from when I got carried away with a quilt. LOL So I drug it out and just started putting things together. Even the strips and sashing were in the leftover bin, so everything was already pretty much cut. I am sure this was meant to be, because I had just enough scrappy 9-patches left for this. I still have some rail fence blocks left. I have already used some of these leftover blocks in a couple of other projects. Even after making this, I still have a few. I must have really gone hog wild when I was making them. LOL I realized that I have come a long way in cutting accurately. Those red strips were cut about 3 years ago. I was amazed at how uneven they were. Oh well, the cat won't care. LOL I want to use these to practice machine quilting, but just can't quite get with it. I guess I should just do it and get them ready so my kitties can have them.
Before I go there is a great giveaway on this blog. Her birthday is July 18th and she is adding to the giveaway daily. So why don't you visit her blog.
Ok, I want to get busy with something. Everyone have a good evening. Thanks for visiting.


Fruit of her hands said...

Winona~ I love the kittie quilts, I am sure they will love them too. I like the colors of the applique items, it will look great when you are all done. I hope it stays cool for you, today we had 109' but we don't have the humidity like the your area does.
Blessings, Joann

Niki RuralWritings said...

the applique is looking great, Winona! Also love the cat quilts :)

Crispy said...

The applique is coming along nicely. If you give the cats their own quilt, maybe they will stay off of the ones you are working on....yeah right LOL.


Farm Chick Paula said...

I love applique, Winina..(I think I told you that already, didn't I? LOL) Looks like your is coming along just beautifully.
I just love the nine-patch! The colors are so pretty.

Sharon said...

I found your blog through Farm Chick Paula. I love your scrappy quilts. You have inspired me to make one for my cat. Yours are beautiful!

Laurie said...

Beautiful as always Winona. Let me know when my purchase is ready okay but no rush. I know you like to work on different things. Have a great day my friend.


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