Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday is Machine Applique

Most of the previous Mondays I have been working on a quilt that I haven't shown yet, it is slow work as I decided on the applique AFTER I pieced the quilt, therefore having to manuvre the qhile quilt under the machine to applique it. And no, I don't do very good blanket stitch by hand so that is out! Perserverence will get me there and then I will share it with you.

Yesterday I pulled out a box that has been quietly calling me for a while now. It was Little Macca's Farm; or Little Alec's Farm as I have renamed it for my youngest son for whom I am making it. I did this as a BOM from Honeysuckle Cottage but got slack with it. Not sure why, as the blocks are pretty easy to make up and lots of fun. I had completed three blocks and part of the centre block. Yesterday I managed to cut, piece and applique 5 blocks - very happy with that! I have four left to do, oh and the hand stitching of the animal sounds for each block.

In case you are wondering, the eyes are buttons which are put on after quilting.

These are the blocks I did yesterday.
Mouse
Pig
Rabbit

Bird

Chook

This was my first ever block for LMF; blanket stitched by hand, it took ages and I really disliked pushing the needle through the vliesofix - have a lot of admiration for those of you that do this by hand.

Sheep

My first block to see how machine applique went, loved it!
Fast and Neat!

Dog


Goose

15 comments:

Amanda said...

What a fun quilt that's going to be. I love those large, simple animals. I enjoy hand applique with blanket stitch but sometimes do machine applique too.

jannimary said...

I'm with you. Machine applique is definitely the way to go. The quilt should look great when finished.

Chookyblue...... said...

gosh you have heaps done not long til it will be finished.......

clare's craftroom said...

Wow you got so much done , I love those blocks .

Farmyard Crafts said...

Well done Bec! You've gotten heaps done! I hand stitched all (2 quilts!) of mine!!!! I know.. silly?? Nah, I love the stitching!!

Terry said...

Those quilt blocks are so cute!! They'll be darling all put together! :0)

Joy said...

Wow Bec you've been busy! What fabulous blocks they are, love them :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I love this quilt! I have a new grandaughter, Clara Gisela Kristi, born July 9th. Maybe I'll do some similar blocks for her. It's so charming.

Myra said...

Adorable blocks Bec! Very cute! 8-)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I really admire your machine-applique, Bec!! I am such a sucker for hand-applique, but would love to do a bit on the machine sometime. :-)

Guðrún said...

The animals are so cute :)

Ellice said...
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Ellice said...

I deleted my original comment, it was not quite right. I love the animals, and that quilt will look gorgeous.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are doing a fantastic job Bec....they are all just so cute...

Sarah said...

Very nice Bec! Actually very nice colours too - alot of Nancy Halverson I see!
x Sarah