Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What I've Been Up To

What have I been doing? I finished this applique top. It's a smaller quilt 52" x 52" for a wall hanging and plan to hand quilt this one. The pattern is from Kim Diehl's book Simple Traditions. I'm going to add buttons in the flower centers and dark binding.
I dug out these string blocks and started in on these again. One pile is done and the other pile of blocks is now 3 to 4 strips from being done. After 2 days of working on them. I almost have to finish these be fore going on to any thing else it's not worth cleaning up the mess from the strings at this point. I used pages from the phone book as my base to piece on. So far it's working ok they are very easy to tear off when I'm done. Just hope my husband doesn't need the yellow pages until the new phone books come out. I may be in trouble.

It will be hard to explain to him were they are. I'm machine quilting using a walking foot. My first time with the walking foot and only my 2nd machine quilted quilt. I'm about half done. We don't use this table in the basement for any thing so it works nice to machine quilt on.


Libby said...

Love your 'Kim Diehl' quilt . . . up to now I have resisted buying her books . . . but I think I may just 'NEED' this one *s*

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Enjoyed reading "what you've been up to!"


Amazing applique, too.