Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Diving Into Applique

I'm feeling pretty good today!  I would love to be able to sit outside and do a little sewing today, but the temperatures here in southern Indiana have turned morbidly hot.  It is as if someone had flipped the switch on for August.  It has practically skipped over my favorite parts of Spring.  I am not looking forward to the watching to my boys' baseball games in the humid 90 degree  heat.  I'm hoping soon it will pass and be back to the 70-80 degrees that are normal for this time of year.

If I was able to stand the heat outside on my back porch, I'd be working on Henrietta Whiskers BOM for Bunny Hill Designs.

Block One - finished

Block Two - still needing hand embroidery and whip stitching around the stars

After working on machine-quilting for the past few weeks, I needed a little indulgence.  I just adore Anne Sutton's designs.  They are so cute that I could just eat them up.  And I'm still going to need A LOT more practice with the long-arm machine before I'm going to be the proficient machine quilter I want to be, so I needed to work on a "feel-good" project to get my spirits back up. And Henrietta Squirrel makes me smile!!

I have Blocks Three, Four, and Five basted, pinned, and ready to take along with me, whether it's at baseball practice, library with the boys, or at the playground.  Block Six should be ready by the 5th of the month and I can't wait to see what she has next!!  I'll post photos of them once they are ready.


1 comment:

  1. Henrietta is definitely on my list to do.... yours is looking great!