Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Here is the tabletopper on the table. Looks like I need to put a new bouquet of posies in my pretty little pitcher. I love that little thing - found it in an antique store in the KC area. The last piece I am working is the little Snowball Star quilt and it is in the process of being quilted and coming along well. Feels good to be getting some of those things finished. Then I can start some more!!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Now about this amazing, wonderful, weird weather! Not complaining, that's for sure, but this is way too early for so much of the above record warmth. Supposed to stay like this through the weekend. The trees and flowers will all be thinking the cold is gone - and I don't think that is true. A day or two isn't so unusual, but a long stretch most certainly is. However, we will all enjoy this to the hilt, I know.
I am feeling great and getting out and about with one or both of my new best friends, my portable oxygen tanks. When I went grocery shopping for the first time in quite a long spell (went with Sherry), I never ever thought I would be so glad to see Kroger again! However, although I am so happy to be able to go when I wish, the initial thrill has faded some as far as Kroger is concerned, but how happy I am to be on the road again even if it's not very far. I wasn't going very far before this happened anyway. I went to guild last night with two of my quilting friends and was so glad to see everyone and I think they were glad to see me. I am now going to be on my way to Kroger! What a day it is out there - hope it's this way where you are, also.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
After this is done, I will get back to the snowball star. I started it, goofed and had to do some unsewing. That one will take a little longer to do and I'm not quite sure on just what I will be doing with it yet. Thought I would post some pictures of three other little quilts I did quite a few years ago in the reproduction fabrics. Fabric from the thirties and forties make such sweet, old fashioned quilts. These will be around for when there are more great grandchildren no matter when.
A drunkard's patch block alternated with Sunbonnet Sue and Sunbonnet Sam. For the border,
I found a nice font in my print program and did the alphabet all the way around three sides of the quilt and the numbers along the bottom. It is stippled with a light variegated thread. I am some better with my stippling now.
and this is Sam. It was such fun to pick out their little outfits.
Part of another quilt - makes an overall pattern. Again, this was a fun one to do.
Two of the blocks in that quilt. Again, stippling for the background.
Here is the third quilt -- done by paper piecing four very simple little blocks then sewing them together in a larger block. Easy peasy. The back of this one and the one before are both done by piecing large pieces of the reprouction fabric together.
Monday, March 5, 2012
These tulips also draw me to them. The striking color against the black is absolutely beautiful. I so love color!!!!! Tomorrow I get back to quilting - I'm ready to start the snowball star.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Here is the second piece. Again, the color isn't good, sorry. On this little lady I stippled the entire block. Embroidered blocks tend to get very puffy and I don't particularly like that look. So in the little quilts that I have made with embroidered blocks I have quilted them overall and have been reasonably pleased with the outcome. This time I decided to do the next one differently. Using monofilament thread, I outlined the prominent lines in the block.