A Needle in Parisville

Earlier this year, I took an appliqué lesson from the fabulous Kathleen Baden. And today I finally finished the needle case! Kathleen designed this pattern so that we would learn all of the key elements to hand appliqué. I enjoy the leaves and the perfect circles, but I’m still perfecting the stems. I had been planning to hand quilt, but I was in the mood to “get her done”, so I went with simple echo machine quilting. I elongated the stitch to make it resemble hand stitching. Hopefully Kathleen will forgive me:)

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I used Tula Pink Parisville with a hint of Curious Nature by Parson Gray.

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And it folds up so neatly:) I can’t wait to pack it full of my appliqué supplies.

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And I’ve already planned my next project! The Charlotte Quilt from Material Obsession 2. You only live once, so I’m going for it. I’m thinking ocean blues, turquoises, and aquas with a neutral background. I might use linen, what do y’all think??

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Keep creating!
xo LC

2 thoughts on “A Needle in Parisville

  1. That needlecase is so cute! And that quilt you are planning next is so fabulous! I fell in love with it the first time I saw it on the cover of the book.

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