Someone dropped a house on my sister!

Woot! First block done, 12 to go. Unwashed, unpressed, & untrimmed but you get the idea. Now for the nit picky portion.  Two areas I wish I had done a little better… the bottom of the broom & the back edge of the brim on the hat.  But that’s just my psychosis talking. I’ll ignore it if you will.

Here it is finished, but before I removed the overlay. See how it’s less that perfect? Do I care? Is anyone ever going to know it’s less than perfect? No to all. We are not coloring. You do not *have to* stay inside the lines. The overlay is a GUIDE. Please remember that if/when you try your hand at needle turn.

I’m not sure how well I did, but in this picture I’m trying to show you the “puffiness” of needle turn. This is why you needle turn. There are scads of other applique methods out there. But none of them can give you that puff.

And this morning I also pulled and started the prep work for my next block; Hats & Cats.

This block also has some hand embroidery embellishments for the kitty faces and broom detail.

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23 Responses to Someone dropped a house on my sister!

  1. Debbie says:

    Way to go Missy. That block looks perfect!! No one would ever know that you didn’t stay within the lines – it looks right on to me. Now, would you be willing to come to my house and give me lessons. I’m about ready to start an applique quilt and have never done needleturn – my first attempts were so god-awful, that I swore never to do it again. I can’t wait to see the next block. Those blocks look like such fun to work on!!

  2. Annette says:

    Wow. I love it. Love love love it.

  3. Valerie says:

    Looking great Missy! Wow, I don’t think I would have the patience for quilting…all those curves and little fiddly parts. You’re doing great!

  4. beritbunny says:


    SO, this is your early start on your 2010 Halloween Givaway, right? And you’re gonna rig it so that I win, right? RIGHT??


  5. doris says:

    Wow! Fabulous job. I’m intimidated and can’t wait to see more.

  6. Sara says:

    Your block looks great!

  7. Cheryl says:

    EEEEheeeheehee!!! I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!

    Looks fabulous! I’m gonna start chanting now, “Sitching camp, Stitching camp, STITCHING CAMP!!!” The cheerleading coach in me wants to add some goofy rhyme with “smokin’ hot vamp”, but you can ignore that. You, me, and Annette – we need to talk!

  8. Daffycat says:

    Now, I can’t help it you’re picky…it looks perfect to me, Missy! Great work!

  9. Gabi says:

    This looks fantastic. I really enjoy following your progress on your quilting. Also on your stitching of course…lol.
    I’m SO impressed how you put that witch on with needle turn. I really am. It looks SO beautiful.

  10. Blu says:

    It’s beautiful! And if you hadn’t mentioned it I wouldn’t have known. And I still can’t see it.

  11. Ranae says:

    Being the witch and Halloweeen lover I am…
    I love it!!!!!

  12. Myra says:

    Gorgeous applique work! I wanna see more. :o)

  13. Kathy A says:

    Great job there girl. Finished my Calico dog – will post soon!

  14. Siobhan says:

    Woot! It looks great! You finished that quickly. YGG!

  15. You are WAY too hard on yourself, Missy! The witch looks absolutely perfect to me! This is going to be one great piece!

  16. Melissa says:

    Wow, that is gorgeous needleturn! I’ve only done a teensy bit myself, and I’m in awe of what you can do. It does look perfect, even with the overlay.

  17. Melissa says:

    Fabulous! It looks wonderful. And to agree with Terri, you are way too hard on yourself, great job! Can’t wait to see more and man, I’m trying hard not to order the pattern set for this quilt because it is way above my skill level but I heart it so much.

  18. JenJen says:

    That looks awesome! Way to go. 🙂

  19. Michelle says:

    Beautifully wicked. I did check my black fabric and I think if I turn it diagonally I can just barely get it to fit. It’s gonna be supa-tight though. I wondered which one you would do next. You’re going to have me panting to work on mine sooner rather than later. Oh when will I be done with school???!!!!

  20. Anne S says:

    Your applique is looking awesome! I have an entire BOTM that is all appliqued, but never tried before, so you just might start giving me inspiration to drag it out and give it a go … seems silly having all the fabric and charts just sitting in a pile … Can’t wait to see more of your blocks finished 😀

  21. Marie says:

    You did a GREAT job, I am impressed! I just may need to take that needle turn applique class at the Featheres Star.
    Would you be interested in checking out the monthly applique group at the quilt store in Sugarland? They meet on a Saturday morning…maybe some Sat. we can go and see what it is like.

    Hope to see you on Tuesday. 🙂

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