I had a good sewing weekend. I finished my February 2012 UFO with Patchwork Times. This is my Sunshine Pineapple design that I'm calling Kokonut No! I learned a thing or two with my new Phaff. Zigzag stitching with monofilament. This is the technique for attaching the pineapple leaves. I used a blanket stitch to attach the pineapples in a melon colored thread. I'm totally happy with the results. The extra colors in the outer border add a little interest too.
Next project to concur for February is the bear paw with Jo's Country Junction's Quilt Square Quilt Along. There will be more on this in coming days.
And then there are thimbles! Not a single one have I ever felt comfortable with. I really gave the leather Clover thimble a run for it, but it just didn't work. These others are mostly decorative, gifts from my Mom in many cases. There are three functional ones...one is real special as it was my Grandma's. Grandma was quite the quilter too, but she sure knew how to keep her finger from getting sore. There is a Thimbles-Up!! party going on at Quiltville...
Tonight is Canyon Quilt Guild meeting night. Terry Waldron "The Art of Landscapes" has a lecture and trunk show. I always admire this type of quilting, but give me a scrappy pieced project anyday! I hope to get four of the five remaining Chunky Churndashes from our block swap. Getting down to the last days for turning in on time. I think everyone is on track.
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