Hey everyone! After I made my last post here, I was struck down with a bunch of horrible germs that knocked me off my feet for the whole New Year's holiday. Nasty, nasty stuff! I'm so glad that's over with. I may have been down, but was determined not to waste my days off. I got the book Birds of a Feather (Barb Adams is one of the authors) right before New Year's Eve and decided that would be my first project of the year for me. I love the primitive look of this quilt. In fact, I like most primitive quilting. I guess I'm the multiple personality of the quilt world -- on one hand I like all the bling-bling over the top look of encrusted crazy quilts and then the simple beauty of primitive applique. (The block is NOT crooked in person -- it's just the angle I was standing at to get the picture).
I'm doing this all by hand using the freezer paper method which is tedious and time consuming, but the results look so good (compared to my pathetic attempts at needle turn applique). I've got the first two blocks done and the third one prepped. Most of the fabric is from my stash -- I only bought a couple of fat quarters of red and green to add a little variety. Here's the next block, prepped, but not sewn down yet. This will be a quilt for me! Wish me luck on keeping focused.