" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4


Monday, February 14, 2011

Good timing

My quilting buddy, Wanda Gayle, told me that she has been appliqueing blocks using the method where you put the top fabric onto the background, and just snip an inch at a time along the applique line's seam allowance.  At about the same time, my other quilting buddy, Jodie Ann, decided to send me an applique block to do for her, and I found that it was the perfect candidate for this method of needle-turn applique.

Here's my beginning drawing, traced onto the dark fabric
 by placing the pattern in a sunny window.

Here's my progress thus far.........
My starting slit is cut and applique has begun.
Slitting another inch or so ahead of where I'm stitching.

Halfway done.
Jodie worked as a secretary for many years and has retired now, ready to do her 'retirement quilting', but left with hands that have damage from all of that keyboard work.  They won't let her hold the applique for long periods, so she and I corroborate on projects like this.  She's always sending a little work my way........she knows it gives me a new perspective, as her choices for projects, and mine are always so different.  Plus, a little fun spending money isn't minded either !

On a weather note, it was absolutely beautiful today, and I DID get my little ol' Jeep washed.   She's sighing in relief as we speak.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that today was the first day this year that I've hung full loads of laundry out to dry on the clothesline.  Yippee.......Spring is truly on it's way. 

5 comments:

  1. Binding quilts by hand is one thing but needle turn applique?? I will leave that to you. :)
    Laundry outside??? I'm impressed. That won't be happening here for awhile yet.

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  2. That is an interesting technique, one that I haven't tried yet and looks fun. I just adore your zigzag- it came out gorgeous!!
    We actually got above freezing today-34 degrees:)

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  3. wow he is gorgeous, gotta get those blocks cut out now
    i appreciate you helping me out girlie

    luv ya
    jodie
    wait till i email my latest project. had to stop yesterday to do the grandaughter a doll blouse to go with her doll outfit i had made, but it was pink in honor of valentines day

    jen has brought me the blocks all except 3 we gotta talk about this quilt she is about to finish embroidering. she said her absolute awesome embroidery was because of her auntie dot teaching her, dot i cannot believe some of the embroidery on these blocks. they are so AWESOME !!!! gotta go spend the day at the dr in OKC and running errand with the better half. jodie

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  4. I learned this technique in my Hawaiian Applique quilt. This is how 'they' do it.

    Can you imagine the frays that you would have and the frustration and distortion, etc. if you tried to do one of those lovely king-sized Hawaiian quilts by cutting it all out and then trying to applique. :)

    Beware, this is addicting. :)

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  5. Very cute Dino! You always can be counted on for helping a friend. ...
    While I'm leaving messages....Hey "Jodie Ann", I wanna see what's going on too with the embroidery and doll blouse too. Have you thought about doing a blog? We should get together! If not in person what about e-mail photo? You always come up with some great creative projects :-)

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