Monday, October 10, 2011

I Started To Applique

I started to applique and the house is being built. 

So far, I'm enjoying the stitching part; the cutting of small pieces, well, not so much.  And the burnt thumb, even less!  Yes, I managed to burn myself on the tiny Clover iron.  They really need to re-design the iron so it has a more effective guard over the hot parts. 

The house, with mostly straight lines, was not hard to sew down.  I think the challenge will come when I get to the floral vine that wraps around from the bottom.  That will be a post for another day.

By the way, Lynn Wilder, designer of the pattern (called The House on Edgewood Lane) dropped me an email message to say that the red version of Edgewood Lane will be in a booth at Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, CA. I think it is the booth of the store In Between Stitches.  They will have kits made using the Grace fabric line from 3 Sisters/Moda. Then this quilt is going to be traveling on the east coast with The Christmas Shoppe, where it will be in a trunk show of three of Lynn's quilts.  (I think this store is in New Hampshire.)


Lynn said...

Your house is looking great Cathy! The best way to tackle the vine is with bias bars. They come in sets of three different sizes and make quick work with the vines.

Sue said...

Your house is wonderful ! Good job ! I knew you could do it. I hope Lynn posts a picture of this quilt in the Grace fabric. My fat quarter bundle of Grace is sitting here just waiting to be used.