Week 15

The photos this evening are from this past week. I took a break from my schedule and did several applique as take along projects after A-13 was complete. I tried the silk thread and have to say, it's completely worth the investment. If you are good at applique with cotton thread, you are going to LOVE what silk will do for your stitches-----YLI is awesome! I've not tried other brands yet but am very happy with this little discovery. Thank you to the applique fanatics who encouraged me to give it a go. 

Expect several updates on the blog over the next couple days. Tomorrow we'll announce the winner of the first official Retro-Fabulous Giveaway! Good Luck!!

I also plan to post some highlights of the International Quilt Festival-Chicago (Rosemont) soon afterwards. Being the eternal optimist, I expect to have some more blocks completed and posted, too. We'll see how that goes.

Blessed are the Piecemakers.
Happy Quilting!!


  1. Your appliqué blocks are very pretty!
    Well done! Silk thread! I really would to try that. Right now I use the 100% cotton Aurifil, and already that works fine.
    Silk thread is hard to find here in the Netherlands.
    One day I will try the silky one.

  2. Wow, you have been busy, I have been concentrating on doing the top row of triangles so there is some applique coming up. The silk thread is lovely to use, I get mine from Thimblelady - http://www.thimblelady.com.au/categories/Threads/

  3. Your blocks are beautiful. I haven't tried silk thread for applique, but I've read so much about it, I think I must find some.

  4. Great blocks! I have only added applique to one block so far~ and forgot all about the silk thread I have! :-o Next time! ;-)

  5. I use silk thread and it is the best, you don't notice the thread at all. You are really inspiring me to try a Dear Jane quilt. Maybe when I get my heart app. done I will try one. Keep use posted on yours they look great.


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