Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tick tock

I can just feel Valentine's Day creeping up on me.  I'd totally hate Valentine's day!  I think it's a holiday invited by Kleenex to push product.  It's only saving grace is that it's a holiday devoted to pink, and pink is my color.  Somehow I have not one, but two Valentine WIPs lingering from last year.

The first is an original design using a charm pack, raw edge applique, and ric-rac... all my favorite things in one place.  I was loving this until I got to the quilting.  I've quilted the center but it's been sitting since last February and I still haven't figured out what to do with the corners.

Then I got a Lil Twister template and thought my leftover charms would be a good trial.  This is such a cool technique but it's a true leap of faith to start cutting apart and re-sewing a perfectly fine charm quilt you've made.  Again, I quilted the center but got stuck on those borders.  I tried quilting the borders with scallops but wasn't happy with my quilting and ended up "un-sewing" them.  My machine quilting has improved since then so maybe I'll try it again.  I really want to finish at least one of them so I have something to decorate my entry with and more importantly so I can justify buying this: )

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