I actually have a cabinet dedicated to UFO’s (plus my pattern stash). On the bottom shelf are quilts that have been basted, but not quilted. On the top shelf are quilt tops waiting for the next step.
Since it’s February, and Easter will be here before you know it, I chose my “Rabbits Prefer Chocolate” quilt to finish this month.
This is a pattern by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. I hand appliqued all of it and the plan was to hand quilt it. I got as far as thread basting it, marking it and stitching a small square by hand.
Here is a close up of one of the blocks:
I am so slow and non proficient at hand quilting. It’s hard to get motivated when I know I could quilt this on my Bernina and be whizzing along!
So that’s my dilemma. Do I keep trying the hand work or give up and go for the quick finish by machine?
My bunnies and chicks won’t mind either way! They just want to be able to show off for Easter!
Welcome to Sew Thankful Sunday, and for today, it is also know as Superbowl Sunday! And in my neighborhood of northern California, we are super excited to have the 49’ers playing!
It’s also the beginning of a new month – February! It’s a great excuse to add some hearts to the home decor. So let me share some of the lovely hearts I’ve seen recently on the internet and that I’m sew thankful for!
This is a sweet quilt with the most beautiful shades of pink by V and Co. It was made using ombre fabric from her Simply Color line for Moda. You can buy the pdf pattern here.
And Vicky at Mess for Less has something that you can put right on your front door – a heart wreath made out of fabric scraps! I’m sure I might have a few of those lying around!
I have been wanting to add some free motion quilting lessons of my own, but I’m sew thankful and happy to share an easy free motion quilting tutorial for clam shells that Elizabeth has done at Don’t Call Me Betsy:
It’s a little short and sweet for today! I have to get some Superbowl food ready for our little cheer section at home. Go Niners!
Thanks for joining me today for Sew Thankful Sunday. I missed you guys last week! I was in Austin with my husband and son visiting my daughter and her husband. We got to see some live music on Saturday, and on Sunday we went furniture shopping for their new apartment. The two quilt shops that I wanted to visit were closed (Sunday) :-(, so I have yet another reason to go back for a visit :-).
Well, I have lots to share with you today. If you’re new to my blog, this is my day to highlight the wonderful things that others are doing in “blogland” for quilters, and that I am sew thankful for!
First of all, my friend and co-worker, Sarah, has a fun tutorial on her blog, SarahRose Quilts. Her mugs and teacups are so darn cute! You can find the tutorial here.
Sarah is a very talented (and young – but I don’t hold it against her) quilt pattern designer. Two of my favorite patterns of hers are “Whooo’s There?”
I think it’s s0 cute and so very nice of them to share it with us! I hope you take a look around their blog because they have sew much more to offer.
A new-to-me blog and blog hop is going on that I just discovered and even though the hop is almost over, there are new “heart hops” brewing to carry on the theme. You really should take a look! Created by Leah of Burgundy Buttons,
“Sew Red for Women was created to raise awareness of Heart Disease among women by way of creativity and camaraderie within the modern sewing community. Check back often for sewing inspirations using our token colors of Red and White.”
Here are just a few of the blocks so far:
It’s a perfect way to get inspired for February and Valentine’s Day!
And if you want more inspiration for hearts and quilting, you have to visit Quilt Inspiration. This is a new treasure for me and just like the name says, you will be inspired!
Marina and Daryl Lynn are two sisters who share a passion for quilting. They share this passion on their blog, Quilt Inspiration, in addition to having the largest free pattern archive that I have ever seen! Check out some of their Valentine’s Day collection:
And that’s just Part 3! Doesn’t that just make your heart skip a beat? Me too!