Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Little Bluework Piece Finished

Here's the little wallhanging with the antique bluework squares all finished. I just did a loop-de-loop quilting motif in the blocks and outlined each of the little squares. Binding was cut on the bias.
I decided to sew old buttons in each of the little blocks in the sashing and border. Sixty-three buttons are a lot to sew on by hand!


So I got out the glue stick and my applique foot and figured out how to do it by machine. Several times in the past I have sewn on lots of buttons that way but, as usual, I forget from time to time just how to go about it. It was easiest to glue the button down first then finally get the zigzag stitch the right length and it's a piece of cake to get the job done. I did break two needles but one of them needed to be changed out anyway! I am lax at doing that.Now here is a peek at what I will be doing with six more of the old blocks using some different colors. It will be the same size and the only thing different will be no triangles in the block corners. Some of the embroideries were a little large for that. (Click to enlarge)

4 comments:

blushing rose said...

I LOVE it! and I am not a big blue fan. Darling.
TTFN ~Marydon

Leslie said...

Oh gosh, Carol, that is so darn cute. Those blue work pieces are just so wonderful. I am so glad that you are finishing those stitching pieces. I hope that you give them to people that will appreciate the hard work that both of the makers have put into them.

Jewels said...

Heh Carol - I'm "on the road" and currently in Sudbury Ontario where the room has a wireless connection. LOVE the bluework - it turned out really well - thanks for sharing your "button" tip! J

Karen said...

I love this quilt so, so much! I could look at it all day. Wonderful idea to put the old buttons on.