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Yes, only when I have free time, usually at night....I switch off with my yo-yo coverlet...back & forth.
Love your Quilt Ellen...my kind of scrappiness!
Here is what I made for my friend, Liberty, for Christmas. She is an avid gardener. It is applique with silk flowers in the corners. I tested the pattern for a magazine.
Perfect for a gardener! Cute.
I think I really prefer doing applique to regular piecing anymore. More creative and don't have to be sew precise! Funny how we find different techniques that we love. A few years ago, I would not have done it as much as I am now.
I have astonished myself. In digging through my Piles of Creative Chaos, I rediscovered an almost finished UFO from probably sometime in 2016. I remember seeing the fabric on the sale table ... and goodness knows I can hardly resist a sale. Imagine how much money I'm saving by purchasing the item *on sale*!!! (Doesn't matter that I wasn't looking for it in the first place. THINK OF THE SAVINGS!)
So, this fabric was a printed ribbon stripe in almost but not exactly Christmas colors. This is the kind of ribbon stripe that is sorta intended to be cut apart and reassembled. I cut a bunch of equilateral triangles from it and made a spiral design table runner and a hexagon design table runner, as well as placemats. I don't remember the name of the pattern off-hand but once you see it, you'll probably recognize it as being very popular in the past.
Yeah .. that's me ... right on top of all the latest fashion trends! :-)
All the piecing had been done and all of the placemats had even been quilted; 4 had been bound! All that was left to be done was bind the remaining 2 placemats, quilt and bind the table runners. I probably got distracted or interrupted when I was originally working on them and (obviously) never got back to them. The quilting was done on my Janome 6500 with a walking foot and is strictly straight line quilting along the "divisions" of the ribbon stripes. Couldn't be simpler.
Anyway, here is the placemat pattern. I made 6 of these.
Here's table runner #1:
and table runner #2:
I enjoy machine applique also. Never got the hang of doing it by hand.
Glad you found that UFO. It was so close to being done, it would have been a shame to make it wait any longer.
Very pretty, Shelley! Did you post a photo of these back when you started them? They look familiar.