Friday, February 12, 2016

A Little Bit of Applique

I have some pieces that need machine applique.  I am a true beginner you can see how much so when I did the block for the Friendship block through quilt guild.



I had a couple of blocks that just did not turn out quite right.  The grandsons claimed them.  They think they are beauteous.

Once I got my feet wet I jumped in and did the cowboy on the bucking bronc on one of the Row by Rows which I had made which I showed previously.

The blocks below are  from a row by row.  This one is kind of nice.  I can decide later if I want to go horizontal, or vertical, for now we will just stay blocks. 

While I was at it I did the two blocks for the In Our Garden blog hop.  You can check it out here at Sew Incredibly Crazy.  There is even a Facebook , and Flickr group, but what is so cool about this blog hop is there is a different blog each month that will share 2 blocks.  One pieced and one which is applique.

I went stash diving and the majority of my fabrics were from stash, but I did do a little retail therapy and decided to use a texty background.  I think my blocks are very springy and happy, which is especially important considering we finally have "real" winter and it is bitter cold. 

I think I am becoming an applique' fan finally.


12 comments:

Missy Shay said...

Your frog is absolutely cute!

Julierose said...

Oh I agree--your froggy is adorable...I am finding my own way to applique....hugs, Julierose

Vickie said...

Your applique looks just fine ! I love to machine applique, I have to remember to test before I jump in and start. I've also got to do those cute as can be blocks that Amy posted....I'm just so behind ! I need a kick in the behind to get me going. I have a friend from Wyoming living in South Dakota, missing Wyoming. I plan on doing a bronc wall-hanging for her one of these days. Thanks for your inspiration, you amaze me with your ability and creativity !

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

My favorite is the frog. So cute. Makes me feel warm.

krislovesfabric said...

Great work on your gardening, your applique looks great! I like what you didwith the fly's wings!

sewyouquilt2 said...

love your applique projects. it is fun whether you do it by hand, by machine or by fusing and stitching. each method has its place.
love the faucet and water lily blocks. and the backgrounds in blue (my fav) are scrumptious

barbara woods said...

Me and you both, enjoying it!

Needled Mom said...

The row by row and the garden blocks go together. I love the little frog block.

Baa. xxx said...

You are doing great at applique - fun watching all the things you are sewing. Love the row by row and 'in the garden'

Renee said...

I think all of your blocks are wonderful. I love the hearts. The In Our Garden blocks are also favorites. (I love frogs and hearts...)

Lesley said...

You have some great projects here! You've become a master at appliqué! That frog block rocks!

Carol S. said...

Your frog turned out so cute and the bucking bronco is such a cool design!