Monday, November 3, 2008


I hope everyont had a fun and safe Halloween! Ours started and ended a bit late this year - probably because it was a Friday night. We had a good turn-out despite the fact that our downtown core businesses (we live very close) began handing out candy at 3:00. My husband and I take turns going to the door as it involves going up and down quite a few stairs. On one of his turns, he opened the door and the most adorable bumble bee stumbled in! I wish we could have taken a picture! She was about 20 months, dressed in wings and a tu-tu and had the biggest smile on her face! She didn't want to leave so I blew her a kiss good-bye and she actually returned it!

I know I said I was going to spend the weekend working on Winter Wonderland blocks, but I got a tad distracted! I thought it wouldn't take me long to put together this darling table-topper. Actually, putting it together was a breeze - but blanket stitching the appliques - now that's another story! Two projects, both with extensive blanket stitch - all I can say is it will be a loooong time before I attempt another similar project! I still need to put on the borders, then I will probably do an overall stipple on it just to get it done. It is pretty cute, don't you think?

I tried out a new (to me) foot on my Bernina 630 for the blanket stitching - the #23 Applique Foot. I think this foot was meant more for satin stitching, but it worked pretty well on the blanket stitch. Do any of you that have Bernina's have a favorite foot for machine applique?




Karen said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous little piece! Sorry, no Bernina. I have done minimal machine piecing, too. Looks like it worked pretty well, whatever you did!

Carolyn said...

I like the #20 Open Toe Embroidery foot. I can really see what I'm doing and where I'm going!


Anonymous said...

Candace, I love your little quilt top! I know what you mean about going up and down steps. My DH and I solved that problem by dressing up and sitting on our front porch handing out candy. I dressed up like a witch and my DH dressed up as a mummy and just sat in a chair not moving. Really freaked out the little and big kids alike! -Marla

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a great fall assorment of blocks. Love them. I'm so glad Halloween is over!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

What fun. A great job indeed. I love it. Soooo Sooo cuteamous.