Finished another block for the 1930's Sampler from the Eleanor Burns book "Egg Money Quilts." This one is called Peony. Some piecing and some applique. I used Eleanor's method of applique and it was quite different--I had not done any that way before. She has you sew fusible interfacing to the right side and turn it inside out and then iron it on so you get a nice smooth edge. Then you can either blind hem stitch it using invisible thread or hand applique it. I chose to do this one with hand applique. The next one I'm doing is a Grandmother's Flower Garden and I think I will applique that one by machine. I'm using Quiltsmart for that one. That's a new process to me, too. Learning all kinds of new things these days!!! Keeps me young!!!!
The second picture shows my next set of blocks for the Civil War quilt--they are called railroad blocks. They were fun and easy to do---I hope all the rest of the blocks are as easy. The next ones are called "Card Trick"-- I've never done those before--something new and another learning experience!!!
Let quilting help you make someone smile!