Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Hand Applique with Embroidery" by Sandra Leichner

As it got closer to Christmas and I got more and more things checked off my to-do list, I began spending more of the evening hours in my craft room working on my Sweet Tea Quilt begun this time last year. Since I'm about halfway finished hand-piecing the quilt top, I decided it was OK to start thinking about another project, so I began to look for inspiration. Recently I saw an advertisement for this new hand applique book, and the cover image alone sold me on it, as I'm sure you'll understand. Although I can make a straight stitch on the sewing machine when I have to, I enjoy handwork ever so much more, and so I'd like to upgrade my applique skills this winter. Not sure I'll reach this stitcher's skill level in this lifetime, but oh, what wonderful eye candy this book has for tea-loving stitchers!

Here is a link to Sandra Leichner's blog post where she shows details from her magnificent tea-themed quilt. Be sure and check out the second photo with the teapot in the white border. Just incredible! Are any of you working on new craft projects this winter? I so enjoy hearing what everyone else is up to!

4 comments:

parTea lady said...

Sounds like you are making good progress on your Sweet Tea quilt - can't wait to see it.

My goodness, Sandra Leichner's quilt is fantastic, isn't it? Thanks for the link.

Steph said...

I can't wait to hear more about this! Happy New Year!

Ginger said...

Wow, the quilt on the link is beautiful! I love the look of hand applique, but I don't enjoy doing it.
I need to get to work sewing a baby gift for a friend (crib sheet and 2 burp cloths) as the baby was born last week.

Kathy Bo said...

Oh my. Sandra's tea quilt is just unbelievable! I love the one you're working on too... can't wait to see the finished project!
I've just rearranged my studio (AGAIN)...don't be impressed, it's really just an extra bedroom.. anyway, I have a list of things to do and started on them on Jan 1, so I'm on schedule so far! LOL!