Friday, January 1, 2010

Vintage Valentine


Well I started the new year with my first Vintage Valentine block.
I have been working on them since I have been off school so I am hoping to have a few almost done.
I needle turned this one except the edges of the heart. I used the decorative stitches on my machine for that . I purchased a wonderful book by Diane Guadynski where she encourages a smaller needle , size 60 and silk thread. I have been using her technique and I love it.

18 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Nice start Betsy

Pat said...

Oh, WOW....you needle-turned even the edges of the ribbon where the points are? You are GOOD!!! This is a very pretty block!

aubirdwoman said...

that is a lovely block, and especially the fabrics and colours you have chosen.

lesthook said...

I love that block! Beautiful job!

Barb said...

Wow.....it looks wonderful....

Carrie P. said...

Another very pretty block. Great job!
Happy New Year.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You are going to be ahead of the game Betsy! Very nice!

Debbie said...

looks great...... happy new year

Barb said...

I love your quilt blocks! I have had my eye on that quilt for some time--maybe this year! Love your fabric choices--Happy 2010!

Beth said...

I love those cards! I need to start working on v-day items... I'm behind, as always! Iflorist.co.uk

Cardygirl said...

Looking good!

Lori said...

Lovely block!

Kim D. said...

Lovely block, I find the silk thread almost disappears into the fabric so it doesn't show my poor stitches. A good thing for a beginner hand appliquer. :)

Vivian said...

Your block is beautiful. Looking forward to watching your progress.

The Quilting Pirate said...

Soo pretty!! It's hard to find 60 wt thread sometimes. I know Aurifill makes it.

JustCindy said...

The block is beautiful! I haven't used a lot of silk thread but I did like it.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is a lovely block. How fun.

Robin said...

Very pretty! And I never realized Diane Gaudynski had a blog. How cool! Thanks for linking to it!