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Friday, October 17, 2008

Putting it all Together

Well three months can go by faster than you want. Things are busy and wonderful. Our children are truly a miracle and so much fun. I have been able to put some things together amid my new family of four.

The foundation quilt pattern for Easter Delight can be found here. This quilt pattern works up very quickly and is quite fun to put together. I like it because I know that the appliqués will be the focus and who am I kidding, straight seams are always easier :) You can adjust any number of the design elements, larger boxes or sashing for example to accommodate your appliqué. This quilt pattern is great for any appliqué project, center your designs within the nine squares or arrange your designs to off set the openings and 'think out side the box' as it were.

My Scrappy Irish Chain class went very well in September, we have even had a follow-up get together in early October. My personal project is coming together nicely and Emi's quilt top will hopefully be ready for Christmas. You can see the original quilt I made in tones of pink in the background and in my hands is the current project in shades of teal and chocolate It was great to work with some great ladies as I taught this quilt pattern for the first time. I love the fusible interfacing appliqué technique we used and I think the participants appreciated the time they saved as they appliquéd. I will post further pictures as the top is finished and I have the quilting completed.

There are several new patterns in the works, a great fall leaves and acorn pattern that I am completing the table runner example for today, hopefully. I am trying to echo quilt it and the learning curve is a little steep. All in good fun, Happy Quilting