Monday, October 22, 2012

Working with Wool & The Pumpkin Patch

I've finished a couple more of my wool blocks. Only two left and then the inside blocks and beautiful red border to do. This could be a year long project instead of just Summer Blocks of the Month. However, I'm still hooked on wool.
And here we are at the Pumpkin Patch at Poppell Farms. Jake was so cute gathering the pumpkins.
And now he's taking a break and posing for some pictures!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Diagonal Madness

After having completed this quilt several months ago, I finally got it hung and took a picture. This quilt was begun three years ago in a class with Kaffe Fassett. I have other posts about it and made it to fit in the stairwell going up to my sewing room. I am pleased with how it turned out and now enjoy looking at it every time I walk by. You can see the diagonal lines so much better now that it is hanging! What took me so long???

Thursday, October 4, 2012

SBOW in Wool & Flower Garden

 I've been doing a little hand stitching, just not posting too much lately. Above are the blocks of my SBOW in wool from Primitive Gatherings. They won't be laid out like this in the final quilt but it's easy to see them all this way.
 I have finished three more in the last month and have the other four ready to stitch. I like having them all prepared so when I want to sit and stitch, it is waiting for me. This past week I got the finishing kit and it is going to be a beautiful quilt. Six more blocks in red, a gorgeous appliquéd border and Wow! So glad I signed up for this one.
 I think it is going to be available as a kit later on, too.
 And of course at the first of the year I wanted to start the Flower Garden quilt by Kim McLean. I had already traced all the blocks, gotten my stems ready and now it is choosing the fabrics which can take a while since I like to use the actual ones in the quilt if I have it or something very close.
 My sewing room is a wreck but it's fun to see all the fabrics again! I actually enlarge my pattern to poster size so I can view it much better then tape them together. It's laying on my cutting table so you can tell it's pretty big - LOL!
Here is block one in it's gallon size bag waiting to be trimmed, pinned on the background and stitched. I use the freezer paper on the top and the pattern is thin enough with tissue paper that it can be used as an overlay pretty easily. I am using a polka dot with pale green for the background. I've gotten several blocks ready this week and soon will be stitching away...........just one of my many appliqué projects I have going. And, no guilt for me for all the different projects. I'll get them completed  eventually. I'm just enjoying the journey and hope you are also! Happy Stitching!