Thursday, December 1, 2011

November Overview

Fresh Sewing Day
The problem with big projects is that finishes are few and far between.

I continue to work on Esther's Hearts Desire applique.

 As beautiful as her original design is, I'm afraid I lost momentum after month 2 of the mystery quilt.  And what drew me in originally was the sneak peak of this flower.

So I took the original bits and rearranged stuff, using all her design elements but in different ways.  The plan is more vines up the left side, more hearts on the top and right, and a sawtooth border outside.

I made an AMAZING turkey for a small Thanksgiving gathering.

Then spent the rest of the week making the QR code quilt. The code takes you to this blog.  I thought I was being so clever, particularly since I don't have a smart phone and have never used the app that works with it.

After I finished, I found out that a bunch of other people have made these.  Poppyprint has a fantastic tutorial if you want to make one for yourself.

What I learned from my version is a) it works with colors and batik prints as well as solids b) the scan seems to be pretty forgiving of less than perfect points and wrinkles where it's hung.  That gives me hope that whatever I do to quilt it won't keep it from working.

My goals for December?  Keep working on the HD applique.  Get the Double Wedding ring basted and start the hand quilting.  Keep practicing my free motion quilting on the pink & green baby quilt.

11 comments:

Debbie said...

wow - that QR quilt is something else!

Archie the wonder dog said...

A great month - I love your appliquéd flowers and the turkey looks delicious!

Janine said...

Your quilt is great and your appliqué flowers are beautiful :)

PinkGranny said...

I love your applique! I am visiting from Fresh Sewing Day

Nic said...

Your applique quilt is beautiful. I love that you've changed it around and made it your own. Great month.

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Wow! Such a lot of work in both of those quilts!

Norine said...

Wow. That QR quilt is amazing! Great job :)

Carla said...

Your appliqué is stunning! I will be back to check on the progress. I am working on an appliqué too, and it will be a long time in the making.

Salley said...

Yr QR quilt pattern was a newbie to me..... but as is often the case..... the minute YOU gave us the info, I saw it popping up in other places! It is an amazing concept.
But I love your Applique more. Nice that it is becoming more Individual. Cant wait to see the saw tooth border.

Julie Fukuda said...

When I was keeping a paper diary, I only took a picture of the finished quilt and pasted it in the book with a bit of detail. What is it about a blog that makes you less satisfied with the progress? It will be a long time before anything I am now working on is completed.

Pam said...

WOW!!! The floral appliqué is intricate. It is going to be stunning!!!