Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Why was this kept a secret from me??

I am slowly getting back to myself, but thought I should still take it easy tonight. So, I decided to cut out the little pieces for the applique on the Trees of Life quilt top. Well, it was still early so I decided to try a little bit of sewing them down. Okay..I am now in love with applique!! I haven't finished this spot of applique, but here is a pic of what I have gotten done so far:

This is soooo much fun! I can't wait to see what other projects I can add applique touches to. Learning something new was on my list of things to do this year and I am so glad I went outside my box and tried it. I now have a new favorite!

You might also notice that I kept the lighter side pieces on this top. I kept going back and forth on changing them out to make them the same as the inside background fabric. I finally decided the lighter color might make a nicer background for the applique. Also, I still have the fabric cut out for another top like this, so if I don't like the way this ends up, I will make the next one with all the same background fabric.

Thanks to everyone for their love, prayers and good wishes for Patrick and I. He is completely back to normal, on a higher dose of meds for the seizures and I am slowly but surely getting back to normal..well, normal for me! lol


  1. I love the applique. The bird is perfect for the tree of life quilt. Glad Patrick is back to normal and no more seizures.

    Hope you get some much needed rest this weekend.

  2. Oh no-you have gone over to the dark side and joined those people who LOVE that "A" word. lol. It does look really pretty and I am glad that Patrick is back to normal.Good weekend weather wise to stay in and quilt.

  3. I am a fan of "A", but do raw edge. I call it 'cheater's applique' b/c it is so easy and gives a primitive look to the project.
    Your top is looking good- cw