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Monday, March 10, 2014


I've been so busy lately that I haven't had any time to work on my applique projects.  What's consuming my time is a complete remodel of my front garden and pathway.  Since we've had Spring like weather here in southern California I felt it was time to get that work done.  Anyway I hope to finish my CWB border soon and then begin on my Botanika.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Civil War Bride Quilt Top

Here's my quilt top.  I'm not quite finished yet. I need to add applique pieces in all four corners and embroidery on some of the blocks.  I've been debating whether I like the border but I'm going to leave it for now as I'm not in the mood to rip it out.  Overall I'm happy with it. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

CWB and State Blocks

I finished my final Civil War Bride border this week and sewed all the borders onto the top.  Now I have to finish putting applique in the corners and a little embroidery in some of the blocks and I'll be ready to quilt it.  I also finished January's state blocks.  They are Connecticut Mountain Laurel and Delaware Peach Blossom.

Friday, December 20, 2013


My final Civil War Bride border is finished!!!  I'm so happy to be through with it.  Now I can assemble the quilt top and finish the embroidery and final applique pieces that will go in the corners of the borders.  

It took me 3 years to finish all the applique and I didn't even do all 20 of the blocks.  This quilt was my first attempt at hand applique so it was a learning process for me.  I can see how I improved with each block.  Had I not discovered back basting, I never would have started this quilt.  It made the process so easy and accurate.  I plan on machine quilting it on my domestic machine next year.  

My next applique project is Botanika.  I already have 2 blocks finished and I hope to be able to finish it a lot faster than my CWB.

Here are some pictures.  I didn't press the pieces or clean off all the little threads but I was so happy to have it finished that I quickly took some photos.