Well, I got busy and forgot to let you see my progress on the latest A Pretty Package, sorry!

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I finished sewing the strips on and then fused the bow pieces.

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Next I stitched the applique with my Sulky 12 wt. thread.

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This is a close-up of the buttonhole stitch.

I had a call last week from a quilter whom I met at Houston Festival last fall.

We discussed this stitch that I use almost exclusively for my applique.

She remembered we have the same older Bernina machine

but she could not find the buttonhole stitch anywhere.

Well, it’s actually called a toweling stitch on our machine.

So, if you look around you might find it on your machine too (if you’re lucky)

but perhaps with a different name!

I finished the hand-work on the binding at Rosemary’s tips club yesterday.

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Here is A Pretty Package in its completed state.

It looks pretty good on my favorite rocking chair, don’t you think?

I know where this quilt will land after market next month!

Winterlude fits perfectly in my living room.

Perhaps it will fit in yours too?

You’ll be seeing it in shops in June.

Until next time,

Susan

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This is yet another new quilt-as-you-go lap quilt as well as table runner and place mats.

I love the graphic impact of the design and colors of this one, how about you?

I decided to make the runner or skinny quilt and place mats quilt-as-you-go too.  It makes their construction really fast.

This pattern will be available soon on my website.

Until next time,

Susan