Saturday, March 14, 2009

My New Quilt Project

I have been doing some machine quilting and miscellaneous blocks. I decided yesterday to start a new project for me just because I wanted to! Yes, I have a large amount of unfinished projects, but they aren't going anywhere. I have several quilts to machine quilt for others (on my Janome 6500) but I needed a me break.

A few months ago I bought the Prickly Pear kit from Bold Over Batiks. I couldn't figure out the directions at first, but finally read them again and it made sense. The designer is Karen Stone and I love her paper pieced patterns but hadn't made any of her applique patterns. I took a before and after picture of one of the blocks and it's amazing the difference the stitching makes.

I am using decorative stitches on my Pfaff 2040 with Madeira Polyneon and Superior Rainbow threads with Superior Bottom Line in the bobbin. It's working wonderfully. Maybe by the time I am done with all 12 blocks I will be able to figure out out to turn corners easier and at the right time!

6 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wow Julie - that stitching is neat. Glad you are taking some time for yourself - can't wait to see the finished project. You do such great stuff.

Tink said...

These blocks are freaking adorable! Kudos from your fellow ParaPal!

Cindy said...

Thanks for posting a before and after pic...really helps to see how much the stitching adds to the blocks. So pretty. I love it.

Karen said...

That's a fun one!

cynthia said...

the blocks look great, so bright and fun. glad you're doing something for you. who cares how many ufo's we have?

NurseBrandy said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!