Quilts are a craft of love … they provide warmth, comfort and memories …
The most uplifting thing about quilting is when we make a quilt for someone else. It may be someone we know or a complete stranger, the grateful or the ungrateful, the ‘thanks for the beautiful quilt’ or ‘nice rug’ people. Regardless, it is what is in our hearts when we make it and the humility of giving our gift with unconditional terms.
When designing this block I wanted to include the iconic Sunbonnet Sue. I love how her hat is bigger than her head, much like when our children start school and their hats are way too big for their heads so they can grow into them.
Read about Bertha Corbett Melcher – the talent behind the Sunbonnet Babies.
I love needle turn appliqué because it adds dimension to a block (and I really like hand sewing). The technique I use is shown here for my pineapple block. The small pieces are a challenge but with patience and using a smaller seam allowance for turning over the pieces, you can master the tiniest pieces.
Today, I will be giving away these beautiful scissors from @warm_crochet. I love these elegant ( and very sharp ) scissors.
To enter, tell me about your scissors stash – do you have a favourite? Do you name your scissors? Has anyone used your sewing shears for cutting paper?
I will pick a
*** Winner – Congratulations Janice Hope ***