Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Speaking of Applique...


Yesterday I assembled the applique blocks for a wall hanging I'm making for some former neighbors who now live in Phoenix. We visited them a couple of months ago, so this will be a belated hostess gift. It's a pattern called "Desertscape". I'm trying to decide what to do about the border. The pattern calls for a pieced border, and that's what is holding me up. I usually do enough piecing to hold the applique together! (Occasionally, I bust loose with a big pieced quilt, but I really have to be in the mood.)
Now...I love applique, but that roadrunner was almost enough to get me to swear off the stuff! I don't know if I could do that one again. Of course, DH says that is his favorite block. Most of the appliques will be embellished with embroidery before I start hand quilting this piece.
The block on the lower left has a scorpion in it. This will be a little joke when I send the quilt to my friends, because a scorpion crawled across their family room carpet one evening and scared all of us Midwest kids.

6 comments:

Jan said...

Welcome to the land of blogging! You are off to a great start! Your applique is, as usual, divine! What a wonderful gift to your friends--the scorpion will give them a chuckle!

Debi said...

I am so glad you joined us in this blogging thing. I love your site, and have bookmarked it along with Jan's. Is it any surprise Quilter's have a lot to say???

Sheryl said...

Thanks to you both for visiting my blog! I've been reading your blogs every day. Yes, we quilters have a lot to share with each other.

Rose Marie said...

Your friends will certainly like this quilt. What about doing a piano key all around the border using southwest colours?

L. said...

This is a fabulous quilt, Sheryl!

Lynn in NC

Sheryl said...

Thanks, Lynn, and thanks for visiting my blog.