Sunday, 21 April 2013

New Quilt in the Making

Applique Borders

I love starting a new quilt!

I can never decide whether it is more fun to finish a project or start a new one! After many happy hours of stitching, a quilt becomes like an old friend - and when it is finished it feels sad in some ways and I really miss working on it.

This happened to me when I recently completed "Hunsford".  I worked on a frenzy of applique for a couple of months to get it done in time for quilting for the 2013 Darling Harbour Quilt Show.  Veronica is quilting it as I write this!  But once it was done I was at a loss - what am I going to do now?

I always have a machine project and one (or two) hand projects on the go at any given time.  I am looking forward to spending the weekend at the Edmund Rice Convention Centre at Mulgoa this coming weekend with a group of like-minded ladies from Pioneer Patchwork.  No teaching for me this time - just my own sewing - yay!

I am taking two long border pieces I have been putting together for the border on a new machine pieced and appliqued quilt.

Here is a sneak peek with my paper pattern and the fabric version next to it.  Will look better when the stitching is done but I am pleased with the design - lots of work!

I am also taking some hand sewing with me for the evenings.  Surprise, surprise... I am starting a new quilt with one inch hexagons.  Love them.

Katrina x


  1. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog and see all the applique.

    1. Thanks Karen, I do love my applique whether by hand or machine. I think pieced quilts look so much more detailed and complete with applique added.