It's official--I'm old. I filled out my on-line application for Social Security this week--ack!
|If you owned one of these when they were first popular, you may be old too!|
I finally made a decision on my extra Temecula Star block and made a bow tie center. I used an alternate block to make the top a little larger and added a strip across the top to make a little space for applique.
Since hexagons are all the rage lately, I added some hexie flowers and leaves across the top.
|These aren't sewn down yet--just glued in place for now.|
I also finished my third Bountiful Life block and got the fourth one, The Robin's Nest, put together and ready to sew down. These blocks are so much fun!
|Isn't he sweet-- a valentine and a Golden Delicious apple for his lady friend!|
|Just glued and ready to sew the pieces down.|
Too bad my arthritic wrist doesn't agree with all this appliqueing! To give the wrist a little rest, I decided to do some machine piecing and put together the first two Grandmother's Choice blocks from Barbara Brackman. For some real inspiration, check out Karen Mowery's blocks here. She is printing her own fabric using Women's Rights motifs-they are wonderful!
|These are eight inch blocks. I toyed with the idea of also doing a four inch version, but I think I'm over little quilts for a while. I'm going to use my usual blues, tans and browns for this one.|