Saturday, December 10, 2022

Appliques Created!

Think that I've finally gotten all of the little applique pieces created for my Granny's Garden quilt (please see last post for more details). Each of these design boards holds the part for a single block of the 42-block quilt.

Next up will be positioning these appliques on to their circular backgrounds and glue basting into place. That's next week's task!

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Love/Hate Relationship with Lori Holt

 I'm working on "Granny's Garden" by Lori Holt...a Riley Blake design quilt. This was a Sew Along...past time (of course, I'm never starting a project the same time as everyone else).

Its a great quilt IMHO...but is becoming so time consuming. There are 42 blocks and each has a background floral print and a circular center. Florals re cut and the centers are created (fabric with fusible backing creating an applique circular shape)

The center of each block has different applique shapes. Each is created by first tracing the applique shape on to interfacing, then sewing that to fabric...and clipping/turning to create pieces with turned under edges.

I have about nine more blocks of shapes to create. But, all of the interfacing has been marked; so only the sewing, clipping and turning is needed.

I'm using my 99K Singer as it can be helpful to only stitch 3 or 4 stitches at a time with all of the small pieces with curved edges at times.

I have been steadily working on this quilt for over a week...several hours a day. It is enjoyable, but am now thinking that by the time I get all of these bits and pieces "glue basted" then hand will be Spring before I get to the actual quilting part. But, it will be a great quilt when completed.

I do like that the parts are usually large so at least I'm not doing too "fiddly" of work. Will keep you posted on my progress. Has anyone else following done this quilt? I'd love to hear your thoughts and see a photo. Hugs!