" Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future."
Isn't that the truth? The holidays came and went. Family get togethers were fun, but the quietness after everyone leaves is almost overwhelming sometimes.
The kitchen is still in progress. We now have nearly all the doors and drawers installed, and I'm beginning to love the convenience of drawers that open up with full extension so I can get to the backs of them, and they don't even fall out onto my toes. And the doors can't slam, and will softly close if I get them close to shut. The soft green color coupled with the white appliances and new sink pleases me. Two doors were miscut and had to be rebuilt, and we are still waiting on the rip out of the woodwork and badly installed bead board. But there is light at the end of the kitchen remodel....literally!
|Little appliqué block before and after straight stitch details.|
Here are some of the options I found for them:
|Option #1: Blocks|
|Option #2: Scallops|
|Option #3: Diagonal Rows|
|Option #4: Clamshells|
So, this isn't exactly what I had in mind for these little squares. They are actually to be part of the Wall Flower Stars that will make up a king-sized quilt....there are NINE of the Wall Flower Stars with a total of 72 little appliqué squares. That's a lot of them, but aren't they fun?
|Wall Flower blocks on the design wall.|
If you are interested, there is a pattern available for the Wall Flower block in my webstore along with an instructional DVD and Star Flower ruler to make accurate cutting easier. Here is your chance to learn my technique for stitching together stars in which 16 seams come together in the centers. Yes, there is a way to get these centers to lay flat! The DVD is a 2-day workshop in a 2-hour video!
|Final setting...too big to get a great photo but you get the idea!|