Sundays seem to be the best day for me to work on quilt projects. The house is quiet and there aren't any distractions. I usually do a little housework to ease my conscience about the usual mess. But, what quilter doesn't have a room that needs vaccumed, dishes in the sink, or dirty clothes on the laundry room floor. The housework can wait while I work on something quilty.
Today's challenge will be to make and attach a binding for a blotto quilt I put together last Spring and had quilted in June. It's been waiting patiently while I completed other projects more pressing. I also hope to make a block I designed for a block challenge. I worked on the block a couple of weeks ago, but need to remake the block now that I've worked out exactly how I want it to look.
I am also working on blocks for a new Applique Club that I will be chairing for our local guild. The blocks are all hand appliqued hearts using different techniques. The first two blocks were made using special stitches - a buttonhole applique and a decorative running stitch. Currently, I am stitching a block using a stained glass effect. Bias strips are attached with a blind stitch. There are nine block altogether and I plan to make two quilts. I will stitch a set of completed blocks and a set of blocks in progress to use as demos at the monthly club meeting.
Block #1 - Buttonhole Stitch Hearts
Block #2 - Decorative Running Stitch Hearts
The pattern is called Heart Sampler and is found in the book Applique! Applique! Applique! The Complete Guide to Hand Applique, by Laurene Sinema, The Quilt Digest Press, 1992.