Thursday, January 17, 2008
Redwork 2008 Stitchery
Capricorn Quilts has a BOM for 2008 and I'm so excited to start. I used the instructions on Bren's blog to transfer the pattern to muslin and it worked great. I am using red thread because I love the REDWORK and have been reading about this for a few weeks after seeing some beautiful REDWORK on some of the blogs I've visited. I looked in some of the quilt shops in our area and none of them sell the patterns for redwork so I was so excited to see she is offering this pattern free for the BOM.
This is a picture from QUILT Magazine.
For quite some time I've wanted to make both my girls quilts. I've been looking for just the right pattern so it isn't so difficult that I may actually finish the quilt before they move out. A few days ago I picked up the latest copy of the QUILT Magazine and came home to look over all the gorgeous quilts displayed. Flowers from the Heart is the name of the quilt pattern and it looks fairly easy except that I have never done applique with quilting and I'm not sure which applique stitch to use. I would love to do the invisible stitch where the seams are turned under but this looks tricky. I decided to practice using Heat and Bond and then using a handstitch around the edges. Not too pretty....I need practice.
I am definitely open for tips on applique stitching if anyone would like to help me out!