Mary Hinkle created this FUN piece for the Quilt Show sponsored by the Western NC Quilters Guild and Tarheel Piecemakers Quilt Club. I voted for it as my show favorite! The photos doesn't do it justice. There's big stitch quilting, stenciling, tulle overlays, fun binding etc. FUN FUN -
Usually I try and mark the fabric with lines similar to a child's first writing tablet to give a basic plan before embroidering a Bible verse on a piece. Often this is a challenge even considering a plethora of marking tools. This time I am trying a basting stitch - except the few lines where my machine switched back to a smaller stitch for some reason. I'm hopeful it will work and removal of the stitching will be fine.
Crafting With Kindness group is creating Preemie Quilts for the local Neonatal Unit each time we meet this month. This one uses 2 inch squares of remnants. They are fun to make and very appreciated. We haven't had a baby complain yet - LOL.
I began creating fun Verse Wall Hangings that are about 16" X 10" as presents shortly after my daughter became a missionary to Paraguay where I found these cute flower buttons. It has been fun yet a challenge to use "short" verses that would fit in the inner section. This one is hand and machine quilted.
If this table runner looks suspiciously like a section from the cross banner posted recently, it is the 11 inch section I cut from the banner to make it more user friendly. So, now I have a table runner. Nice bonus!
I had gotten away from always having a "hand" (portable) project ready to take along almost anywhere...until now. I retrieved this project from the cabinet and am adding 2 more Bull's Eye blocks to make 16 total. They are turned under applique and will be cut and reassembled to create a more scrappy style. Interestingly, although I still like green a lot, there's only 1 batik fabric in this project where I almost exclusively use batiks now.