Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pine Tree Hills

I finished the big project yesterday that I had been working on for my "other" job.  I haven't shared here on my blog, but over the course of the past year I have started working part time.  It was a decision my hubby and I made together for many many reasons, which I won't go into here.  I am working part-time as a legal transcriptionist and the part I like most about it is that I can work right at home.  So for the past two to three weeks my creative time has been very minimal.  I did, however, find some time here and there to get this quilt finished.  

Pine Tree Hills
30" x 25"
(Commercial fabrics, Mistyfuse, Quilter's Dream Supreme Cotton batting)

I am in the process of creating a pattern for this quilt and also another one that I shared here recently, Pickin' Flowers.  I'm hoping to have them ready for distribution by the end of this week, if all goes well.

View from the back side
I don't create my quilts in a traditional fashion.  Usually on an applique quilt, the applique shapes are stitched around the edges before the quilt sandwich is made.  I prefer to do the applique stitching and quilting all at the same time.  You can see in the photo above that my applique stitching is simply just free-motion straight stitching close to the edges of the applique shapes.

I was so giddy yesterday when I finished my work project that I ran into my studio and started playing.  Oh joy!  I've already started a new project and of course I was having so much fun that I already forgot to get a step-by-step photo of the first step.  Pictures to come soon.

Happy Sunday!