Tuesday, January 17, 2017

leaves and stones.....

   Yesterday I wound up in the ER for a kidney stone, which I think has now decided to leave!  So no sewing yesterday, but today I am back to my BERNINA.
I pulled out the double wedding ring quilt.... and started the seemingly endless border work
  I am trying to do vines and flowers on the border. I used the QuiltSmart Double Wedding Ring interfacing for the center of the quilt.  Visiting their website I discovered that they also had flowers and leaves preprinted on interfacing.  It's called Zig Zapps Blossom and Petals Pack.  I've been saving 30's reproduction fabrics forever, so I pulled out a bunch and started making flowers, flower centers and leaves.
 My BERNINA has a very small appliqué stitch that I am using to sew the shapes to the quilt.  My new best friend on my machine is the hands free pressure foot lifter, especially around the curves of the flowers.  I can sew a few stitches, left the foot with my knee and move the quilt, slowly and carefully to maintain the curve of the shape.
Of course I have lots of help adding the flowers and leaves....
I set a goal, to try to get all the appliqué done by Valentine's Day.  Then the fun starts.... Quilting it on my Q20.  
Happy Sewing everyone!  

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