Saturday, April 10, 2010

successful starching

We've been away on a holiday to San Diego. We had a marvelous time - there's so much to do and see. We did have one rainy day and I knew just what to do with it :0)
A drive out to Temecula! I'd seen this shop in the 2009 APQ Quilt Sampler magazine and I knew I would love it.
There was just loads of inspiration everywhere I looked and I loved it all. We enjoyed driving around the countryside as well.
In the evenings I did some applique stitching. I am very happy with how my starch prepped leaves turned out. I was worried that they would look and feel stiff but they don't - not one bit. I starched the wing too - should I have attempted the bird shape? I just appliqued it my usual way.
I'm very excited to be going on a quilting retreat next weekend. I'm looking forward to all the time to sew with no interruptions.
Happy Quilting!!

14 comments:

Carrie P. said...

San Diego, fun. never been but maybe one day. I remember seeing that shop in the magazine. I know that was fun. Love your bird.

W. Latane Barton said...

I started my married life in San Diego almost 60 years ago. (we were from Alabama, he was a Navy man) so I have a special place in my heart for that city. I know it's grown alot. I always enjoyed going to the zoo. We lived on 1st Avenue not too far from downtown but I bet there are no houses at that location now.

CJ said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a fun trip. Can't wait to hear the details.

Miriam said...

I love your bird!!!

Janet said...

I love the peek of the quilts and your applique looks terrific.

Kathie said...

love those two quilts, are they little quilts?
oh that hst triangle one is beautiful, love those colors/fabrics.
your bird looks great, yes the leaves are perfect!!!!
good for you.
Kathie

Crispy said...

What a wonderful way to spend a rainy day!! Your applique is wonderful, thanks for the report on using the starch, I thought it might have been stiff.

Crispy

Quilt Hollow said...

Someday I too hope to get to San Diego area of CA. I was born and raised in the Northern part and now completely living on the opposite coast of CA. The Quilt Shop is a BIG draw for me. Bet it was fantastic!!

Elizabeth said...

Hey, just came across your blog. I've always been interested in quilting but I haven't gotten around to trying it yet. You're quilting projects look awesome. Looks like a great hobby.

Starry said...

Hi, love your blog title! Just found you via 'next blog' button.

Lori said...

Lucky you to visit this terrific shop.
I love your applique block!!! Excellent work!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your leaves look fab from where I'm sitting! What a beautiful appliqué block.

Dixie said...

Just loved my visit to Temecula a couple of years ago. The whole town was awesome. Glad you got to come to California and have some fun! Your applique looks great!

Dixie

MARCIE said...

Hey, that little bird looks familiar---I mean the fabric! Sweet!