Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wayyy back in May I blogged about completing this lap size quilt top. It's made with Nancy Halvorsen *swoon* charm packs and some yardage for borders and those little squares( I think there is proper name for those little squares).
Well yesterday I finally basted it and started machine quilting it!! I used the walking foot and followed all the straight lines. I knew I wanted to do something for the charm squares but wasnt' sure...then an idea came to my little mind. There are little apples on alot of the blocks so I wondered..."could I machine quilt an apple on them"? (Remember I am a total newbie to all of this machine quilting but am willing to step out of my stippling comfort zone!)
I got out my new sketch pad..like I can draw..hahaha...and did a quick scribble. Definately not the greatest drawing, but a plan was in place!!
And for a lot of the blocks the plan worked!! But, I am not going to lie..there were a few bad apples in the bunch, lol and I can promise you I won't be posting any close ups of those ones! Actually two were so bad that I did rip them out and once I quilt nicer ones back on, I will be adding the binding and sitting down tonight to work on the hand binding part..yay..I just might be posting a comleted quilt picture tomorrow!!! yahooooo!!!

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We SOLD the house..now we wait for all the conditions to be met so it will be finalised. Please pray it all goes through, the stress of it all is really getting to me....ahhhh.

11 comments:

Sinta Renee said...

Congratulations on the sale of your home! I know that it is very stressful... until the end:)
Your quilt turned out beautiful and I love the apple design you did.

Soukies said...

Congratulations! I love the way the apples turned out and I am sure the finished quilt will be awesome!

Terry said...

Your quilt (and apples) look great! Did you do the apples with your walking foot? I've bought a quilting foot but haven't tried it out yet. Must do that soon! :0)

What Comes Next? said...

aren't you clever? Those apples are perfect - and your quilting looks like you're an old pro to me!

Congrats on selling the house - hopefuly the conditions are all met without problem and you can be moving on!

Kimberly said...

Yahoo all around!! Amazing work, and even better house news! You've gotta love a day like that!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

hope the conditions on the house sale are met, very exciting! Hooray for quilting apples in the squares, and getting out of your comfort zone!
Enjoy your quilt once the binding is on, okay?

Jilly's Space said...

Well, thank-you ladies!!!
Terry, I used a quilting foot for the apples and a walking foot for the straight lines.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your house selling. I love your apples and the quilt.

jabeybaby said...

I love the apples! How cute!

Annette said...

Great idea. I really like the apples. and congratulations on your sale.

Sandy said...

Those apples are darling...clever.