Welcome to the first day of The Winter Blues Blog Hop. I’m excited about this hop because it’s all about the blues. My favorite color next to black. Thank you Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for putting together this blog hop. I can’t wait to see all the blue creativity.
As I started to put it together, I began to vary a little from the directions. I’m not much for raw edge applique unless the pieces have been laser cut. I also like some texture added. So as I began to put the top together I started to change things.
Instead of the appliqued berries I used some old blue buttons that I had in my vintage button stash.
A couple were dirty but I just left them like that. Adds charm I think.
The wall hanging before quilting
The wall hanging after quilting.
This was the first time I have machine quilted with my new Bernina using the stitch regulator. It’s supposed to help have even stitches. Well, let me tell you, I still have uneven stitches. Ha! That’s okay though cause I’m not the best at coming up with the right quilting designs anyway. I do love it. I think it turned out so pretty. The machine quilting will get better eventually I’m sure.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. It’s going to be a great hop. I can’t wait to visit all the other bloggers today and this week. Be sure to stop by Carla’s blog everyday after visiting the day’s line up of bloggers for her giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop.
Monday, January 20th