Recently I have wanted to finish up some projects that have been in slow progress for some time.
The Country Inn Blackbird applique quilt has come back from the quilter and I put the binding on it this morning. I am so pleased with how it came out, initially I didn't like it because of the large block size, but quilted it looks so much better. I like my applique quilts all over quilted because I prefer the appliques to be firmly quilted down. I have never cared for the "puffy" applique look.
Another project that has been on the shelf for some time was the Country Quilts n Bears Christmas mystery from 2014. I had ordered the kit even though I couldn't attend the class, so of course it took me a while to get this done ! I like the bright Christmas look, it is fresh and happy. My kitchen has been grey/aqua for a while, and this year I plan to hang this one up there.
Otherwise I have been doing some handsewing, which is my favorite anyway. I am stuffing the large boutis and have neglected it this summer, it is so hot here that it's hard to have heavy items on your lap ! I started a hexie project from a Quiltmania issue, and am enjoying that - making hexies is addictive !
Happy Sunday Sewing !
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