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Another one bites the dust!

I’m beginning to love that song!

quiltYes!!  I have another finished project.  I purchased this pattern about a year ago.  I put it on the back burner for a while.  I guess I lit a fire under that burner when I decided I wanted to learn wool applique.  I added the last border on my own.  I didn’t think it looked finished without it.  I like it very much!!

quiltingHere’s a close-up of my quilting on this piece.  I used a stencil for this corner.  I didn’t trust myself to do this free-hand.  If you click on the picture you can see my freehand leaf border.  Now, that’s something I like!!  I have the leaf design down pretty good!

pumpkinAnd here’s my first  attempt at wool applique.  I learned something while stitching this.  I didn’t know that perle cotton came in different weights.  I know it now!  This was like stitching with a rope.  I’m sure it would have been easier and the stitching finer if I had used lighter weight perle cotton.  Ah well!  Live and learn!  I’m just glad I didn’t learn it on my Noah’s Ark project I plan to begin shortly.  I’m going to a new quilt shop Saturday.  I’ve called ahead and found that they carry Valdani perle cotton in various weights!  So, that’s next on my list!

Two unfinished projects now finished!  Whoohoo!!!!!


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13 thoughts on “Another one bites the dust!

  1. Awesome! Quilting looks great!

  2. quilt32 on said:

    I greatly admire your quilting as well as the wool applique. It’s a beautiful piece.

  3. I actually like your rope stitching. The heavier weight creates a well-defined outline of the applique, and does a great job of covering the raw edges. Your quilting looks great too! Cute project!

  4. This is a lovely piece. and the wool applique has lovely shading. And I share the joy of finishing with you!

  5. Absolutely adorable!

  6. I took a class where the designer/teacher was a big fan of Valdani perles… Awesome stuff! This came out amazing!!! I love your pumpkins, and the quilting is fabulous!

  7. KrisR on said:

    Looks great, Candy! I love the warm colors and your stitching looks perfect. I’m debating on hand buttonhole stitching vs machine for a basket quilt I want to make.

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