Saturday, December 26, 2009

My 2010 project



Finally , after 2 years of owning this pattern I am going to start it. Some of the applique is tiny so I will be machine stitching those down. I am going to combine machine embroidery with needle turn on this one. Many of the hearts have a ridge going all around and I will be using the machine for the hearts.
I did a practice run on the machine with the leaves in this block and I do not like how they look so I am starting them over and using the needle turn technique.

25 comments:

Bunny said...

This certainly looks like a challenge but it will be beautiful. I did a search on the pattern and it is pretty expensive for a pattern. Are the pattern pieces already to just cut out? (no drawing or tracing) LOL I look forward to seeing your progress throughout the year.

Mimi said...

That's going to be very beautiful...especially in your colors.

JustCindy said...

I think the leaves look fine. The fabric you chose for the block is perfect. You will have a beautiful quilt when finished.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow this looks like a beautiful pattern. I hope you enjoy making it, because I know you will enjoy it when it is done :-)

aubirdwoman said...

what a lovely pattern. It will look stunning when finished.
Good luck. I often think by blogging about things, it makes one actually do them.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is going to be a beauty Betsy!

Jean said...

Wonderful project! Did you go around the leaves with your embroidery machine or a tight zigzag stitch?

Barb said...

Wow.....I am looking forward to seeing your progress on this one...it will be simply gorgerous when you get it done!!

Yvette said...

Beautiful!

I will get mine out and make it a 2010 project too!

The Quilting Pirate said...

What a great hand project. I too picked up one to do this year, I think yours is going to be more beautiful.

Debbie said...

love this pattern... i have it and recently collected some fabrics for it... maybe we should work on it together... altho... i am probably going to to machine applique....

Kim D. said...

That's a beautiful pattern and your first block is gorgeous.

Julia said...

That looks like a gorgeous pattern to do...the first block looks lovely, the leaves look fine to me too Betsy.
keep us posted as you go!
Julia ♥

belinda said...

Wow....you go girl!! I'm inspired
.....you are already starting on
your 2010 list!!

Janet said...

There's nothing like a new exciting pattern to kick off the new year. I'm sure you'll have fun with it.

Zoey said...

Wow, Fiesta, that looks like a very ambitious project. I bet it will be beautiful when it's finished. I am looking forward to watching your progress.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh nice, where did you order your pattern from? Did you get the kit or just the pattern? I have seen this in magazines and at Stitchin' Heaven and would love to make it some day. ;)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You go girl...this will be stunning...

Carrie P. said...

Good for you. I have always loved that pattern and have been tempted to make but I will just watch you. Have fun.

Melinda Cornish said...

wow! this is going to be a stunner.....it looks like a preety big project....

Tine said...

What a beautiful quilt! And what a challenge. I am sure you can do it, and it will be gorgeous!

Tine said...

What a beautiful quilt! And what a challenge. I am sure you can do it, and it will be gorgeous!

Kim said...

I have that pattern too! AND I collected fabric for it. But that's as far as I've gotten so far. I'll cheer you on!

Barb said...

I love this pattern and have looked at it for a while--I may just try it out for 2010 also! I want to sew everyday! Yours is coming along beautifully! Love your fabric choices and also the combination of needle turn and machine decorative stitches--something to think about for the future--good luck, will enjoy seeing the rest of your quilt!

Rosa said...

pedes help? done I purchase patterns?
very nice