I chose to honor my great aunt Dora. Aunt Dora loved hand crafted items. From as long as I can remember she would make family members beautifully Christmas ornaments, often from kits from Herrschners. One year she must have raided her costume jewelry because all of our ornaments were strung beads with gold and silver trimmings. Those ornaments have glowed on our trees ever since. Aunt Dora continued making ornaments well into her 90s. A wonderful crafty legacy for her family.
Taking inspiration from a paper Christmas napkin, I paper pieced the tree sections. They were hand appliqued to the backing. I realized I could actually attached items to the scene using an invisible thread and my machine for the gifts and window. Decorating the tree was all done by hand.
My second goal was to finish my Valentines Day table runner. I used a feathered heart in each heart and then outline stitched each square. I'm not sure why this picture makes the background look yellow -- it's definitely white.
Here is a close up of one heart. I used Kona White to bind it. I don't think I'm going to use Kona for binding again. I had a hard time getting nice corners with it. I'll use something else next time a bind a quilt.
I did really well on my weekly goals this past week. I actually worked on each project.
February 18, 2019
Bind Valentines table runner√
Border first Granny blocks quilt√
Make more quarter square triangles√
Work on dog tumbler top√
Hand quilt on old Christmas quilt√
Here's what's up this week. Not as much sewing but I've got several things planned.
February 25, 2019
Quilt Granny Blocks Quilt
Bind red, white and blue 16 patch
Sew the quarter square triangles quilts together
Go to QOV sew-in
Attend genealogy gathering
Attend Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show
It's going to be a great week. I'm hoping I can finish two quilts before the end of the month. One needs the binding and other need quilting and binding. Time will tell if I succeed!
I'm linking up with my regular Monday linky parties and Elm Street Quilts for the February Finish link up. You can visit Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday and Moving It Forward Monday. (I'll link up the other parties as they become available -- if I remember!)
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie