Friday, September 29, 2017

What is she up to NOW?

As promised, with a quilt cave that is clean and organized, time to make a mess!

Picking just the right red scrap for a cherry...

Since I like to work on a few things as a time, I needed to start something to have some satisfying hand applique prep and hand stitching to do while watching Alabama and Auburn Football and other TV shows.

This original design has been on my mind for a while, and it was fun to take the rough sketches and turn them into nine blocks this week.  Every time I finished a block, I just giggled to myself.

Can you imagine these glue prepped motifs in the same project?!? 

A hint: they won't all be in the same block.  Above they are just positioned on a piece of paper for a picture.

Making the French fries isn't really that hard.  Just two rows with a little overlapping.  NO CALORIES!

I'm trying not to have the fries and burger look like a particular brand.

All of the colors in these pictures are darker and duller than they really are.  I love working with bright tone-on-tone fabrics, but my photo skills can't keep up with me.

Some of the blocks need embroidery details once they are stitched down to the backgrounds and the glue soaked out.

I really love using reverse applique to do the eyes, then find just the right sized black-on-white dot to peek through from the back.

No surprise, I had a pink fabric that looked like cupcake sprinkles.

Now I have to choose a background for the blocks...white or cream, tone-on-tone or speckled.  I hate choosing fabrics!  Scrappy makes things easy when making choices for the motifs, but for something unifying like the background or borders, I sort of freeze.

Fortunately, I have several more motifs to sort out and prep before I need to glue baste them to backgrounds.  Ah, of my best friends.

A hammer seriously?  You never know what I will put into a quilt.  Remember I put a piece of DNA in my last quilt...

In stitches,
Teresa   :o)


  1. Again?!?! You're designing another quilt already?? You keep this up, girlfriend, and I'm gonna short sheet you at retreat!

  2. Hmmm? Can't wait to see what these all become!

  3. Very intriguing. Thanks for the teaser!

  4. interesting group of items!!! Can't wait to see what the final result is :)

  5. These are definitely so different, so it will be interesting to see what they become. That donkey is a cutie.

  6. Happy to see you are putting the nice clean studio to good use!
    Can't wait to see where donkey is going!!

  7. I love the latest applique pieces you are putting together... I am making happy progress with my applique letters... and I love having a portable project too!! Can't wait to see what your background winds up being... when you are ready for that... and how all these things relate in your newest creation... enjoy the organized and clean studio too!!! Kathi

  8. All organized in your Quilt Cave so the Applique will start again. I am still digging out in my mess, but getting there. Have fun creating. Chris

  9. What cute blocks. Can't wait to see it develop. Happy stitching.

  10. Your fabric choices for the burger and fries work well. Love the cheese addition. And all the different fabrics for the fries. The donkey is very whimsical. Reminds me of Donkey Basketball games when I was in school. I don't know that they do that any more.

  11. Oh goodie. I've been waiting to see what the next project is. Looks like fun.

  12. Wow, it`s just fantastic.Looking forward your progress!


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