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Warm Blessings … Christa0 Comments
For the last nine months, I spent many evenings curled up in my favorite chair working on a quilt that I thought would go on forever. Through the process, I discovered my new found passion for needle turn applique. When I started the first block, it felt like I was working with butter fingers and I was a little nervous that I might have bit off more than I could chew. But someone in California was anxiously awaiting to see her quilt and I was determined to finish. After block number two, I was feeling very comfortable with the new technique and was confident that I would finish.
The quilt is so big and heavy, a whopping 108″ X 108″, that I needed all three kids to hold it up for pictures. Even then, I was not able to get a great full view.
I also made three Euro Shams to match!
My favorite block!
My next project?
Some more needle turn applique and a little piecing.
I have 3 of these quilt kits in our shop, won’t you join me?
Purchase this quilt kit and receive a free Charm Pack of your choice!
Until next time…Happy quilting!
Our family attends the yearly conference put on by the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. This year’s topic is The Worship of God and I think it will be one of the more important conferences we have attended. Click on the image below to find out more about the conference and a giveaway…
Are you ready for some new projects as the weather cools down? This is my favorite time of the year to bring out the warmer quilts for our beds and snuggle up on the couch at night with a hot cup of tea and a great quilting project. Add a piece of chocolate with that, if you please. This time of the year is perfect for working on fabric Yo-yos or binding on a completed quilt, or my favorite, a needle turn applique project.
How about fabrics for my Fall/Winter projects? Oh my dear… too many choices. If you are in love with red fabrics, you will love Midwinter Reds by Minnick and Simpson. In this collage below, you can see all the wonderful reds, tans and creams Midwinter Reds has too offer.
Isn’t it gorgeous?
We also have a quilt kit from the collection called A is for Apple. The middle section of the quilt is appliqued and the fun alphabet border is pieced. What is so great about this pattern is it allows for machine or needle turn applique. After completing my first needle turn project and loving the process, I will be making this quilt using the needle turn technique.
Now, how about something Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille. Simply delicious don’t you think? Jelly rolls, layer cakes, charms, hexagons…
Now for a scoop of sunshine.
by the talented Kate Spain
(Custom quilt orders excluded)
Use coupon code: SCRUMPTIOUS
Here’s a sneak peek at what is coming.
The quilt is all loaded on my quilt frame and I’ve started stitching around the applique’. This step takes time but the results will be beautiful once the quilting is finished.
Outlining the applique’ will make the design pop!
More pictures to come as I continue quilting.
~ Christa ~
For the last 9 months, I have been working on a very special quilt for a friend in California. I attached the final borders today and it’s ready for quilting. This was my first attempt at Needle Turn Applique and I think I’m hooked and I’m already planning another quilt using this method. There was no time during my days, so I allotted a couple hours, a few nights each week to work on this project. I found it very relaxing and a great way to end a day (along with a piece of chocolate!)
A few of the blocks up close
Here are the blocks before adding sashing and the borders
The final measurements are 108″ X 108″, a generous King size quilt ready for quilting.
Come back again for more on this quilt…
Thanks so much for stopping by… Christa2 Comments
Most of our time in the quilting room is spent filling custom orders, leaving our Etsy shop pleading for quilts for our faithful customers. We do make time to create for the shop in between orders.
Here is what’s new at Cotton Berry Quilts:
Twin Size 1934 Circa Cartwheel Quilt
Our Marmalade Star Quilt
Cassaundra pieced the quilt together without pre-washing the fabrics. It was then custom quilted and washed.
The outcome is a beautiful vintage puckered look. Simply adorable.
Paris Flea Market Lap Quilt with Scalloped Borders
Now, what’s new in our fabric shop?
Sunnyside by Kate Spain
Road 15 by Sweetwater
Family Tree by Deb Strain
Honeysweet by Fig Tree & Co.
(One of my favorites!)
Visit our shop, Cotton Berry Fabrics.