I am on program this year at guild. As one of the challenges that I decided to do, we were all given a box top. The directions were easy, make something. This is what I pulled out of the bag.
So off to guild I go. We put numbers on all 18 entries and the guild voted on what one they liked. We had a double tie. We had a tie for first and second, and a tie for third and fourth. We drew numbers to determine the winner.
So I tied for first and won second place!! I was very impressed.
My friend Joyce Richard made me the cutest wall hanging. I just hung it in the sewing room so I can see it all the time.
Last month Shell did a demo on how to turn style applique a daisy using your jelly roll strips. I do not listen well, but I took the concept and ran with it. I decided to trupunto the flowers, machine applique and then machine quilted the crap out of them. After I had 4 blocks finished, I used Leah Daye's demo to use sashing strips to connect them together. Then I decided to make borders for it. I quilted them. The corner blocks were thread painted. I had read an article from Leah Daye on how to paint a flower, so I did that twice and then chose a simple one for the other two blocks. I put it all together and did a reverse binding on it. You sew it on the back first then machine stitch it down on the front. I did have problems with this. I changed stitches and had a better time after I took off my walking foot. A label and a hanger and it was finished.
I will try to blog again very soon as I have more to share. Until the next stitch!