Sunday, December 1, 2013

Slow Sunday Stitching

I have been talking about applique for a while now. I think it is finally time to start that project. This morning I auditioned some fabrics for my first applique project. A background for the applique needs to be chosen. I'll probably go with a plain, natural muslin. The real stumper is that little bird wing. Such a tiny piece, but I haven't found the right one for it in my stash. Most of my blues seem to have too much gray in them. Or, the print is too large.
I love the red rose fabric for the corners. This is my focus fabric. Hopefully, I will find time to cut out these pieces today. I am excited to finally try my hand at applique.

In the meantime, I have continued to hand-piece my Triangles of the Past quilt. As you can see, it is nearly 36" square at this point. Wish I had room for a real design wall. The next row is all blacks. I need more black prints in my stash. Any one want to donate a 4"x6" piece of black print from your scraps? LOL 
This is moving along quickly. I just pop my Ipod Nano in my ears and stitch away. Right now I'm listening to "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini. I really like the narrator and the way she pronounces the unusual (to me) names and places. What do you do to entertain yourself as you stitch?

Today I am linking up the Kathy's Quilts-Slow Sunday Stitching here.


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Good luck on the applique ... I need to learn to master it. I tried needle turn but just couldn't get the hang of it. Maybe back basting will be easier for me? I love your triangles quilt! What's not to love - triangles are my favorite! I like to watch old NCIS episodes while I quilt.

Deb A said...

Love that triangle quilt. Shoot me your address in an e-mail and I'll send you a few.
Actually, I'd go with a darker blue for that little wing and reverse the look. It might work?

Deanna W said...

I might try making the bird blue with the wing fussy cut from the black area of the large rose fabric. Enjoy your is very relaxing!!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Hope you enjoy applique as I much as I do. It can be a bit frustrating when you start. Practice is really all you need to start feeling comfortable. Your hand piecing is really coming along!

Jill @ I Rather Quilt said...

Oh I like your triangles. May I suggest a simple design wall with the new Command hooks and a piece of flannel. Even if you used a small wall or closet door. I listen to the radio when I stitch. I do not yet understand how podcasts work.

Quilter Kathy said...

Looks like a fantastic project! I usually listen to the radio or music, but do enjoy books on tape also.
Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

Cathy said...

I like the sound of silence! Or Irish music.
Good luck on applique. I just tried it this year. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be.

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