I started this new quilt a couple weeks ago. It's machine pieced (blue and red, my new favorite, with the red polka dot making it's appearance, again.) the "hills" are machine appliqued with a small zig-zag. I then did some free motion quilting around the shapes in red and the added some red hand quilting with embroidery floss.
god, it is so hard to photograph quilts well. and then there are all the helpers, but this one is so very cute, that I guess it's okay. Grammie was a super star and did the machine quilting for me on her gammel (thank you!!) and also helped with the binding.
you can see some of the hand work in this shot-and there are more photos here. I wish I could just spend a few months making these. This is the first quilt I have ever made for myself (that wasn't a wall piece) and it felt so good to do exactly what I wanted. It came together so quickly (thanks to grammie) but also because I was thinking about it non-stop while I was going about my day, so when I finally got a chance to make it, it came together really fast. I told pete that it feels like living with a soft painting on the sofa. soft art! I love the idea of soft art. soft art. soft art.