This past Tuesday, I had three friends over for a little stitching party. They live about an hour away. My guests were Mary, Terri, and Linda. I have known Mary & Linda for a number of years. They introduced me to Terri, so I now have a new friend. I told them to bring a thimble if they use one for hand stitching but did not give them any other clue as to what the project for the day would be. Surprise! It was a wool pincushion project. If you have been following my Blog, you know that I am in the midst of a pincushion making frenzy. I don't think any of them had worked with wool before. Terri did not know how to hand buttonhole stitch. They were quick learners. Terri said that if anyone had asked her ahead of time if she wanted to make a pincushion, she would have said no. She said she has changed her mind and really enjoyed the project. I had the designs fused to the wool background to speed things up. You can see one of the pincushion in process in the second photo.
Please note in the first photo the stained glass chicken hanging in the window. My dear friend Kenyan made it for me. She has a talent for the craft of making stained glass items. She created the chicken from a quilt block pattern.
We took a break for lunch and went to a local barbecue place. And what a surprise! The barbecue place is about two blocks or so from a very nice quilt shop called "The Quilt Place". We all managed to find some fabric and supplies to purchase. One thing I bought is the new log cabin book by Judy Martin. I am in the process of cutting for the "Kentucky Log Cabin" quilt.
After the quilt shop, we came back to stitch some more and then had a quilt cabinet show. You can see all the quilts in a jumble on the living room floor.
I have two photos of quilts from the cabinet to show you today. Part of my ongoing show that some of you asked for. The first quilt is a log cabin quilt. It is a smaller piece. It was made in 1997 and I titled it "And Lions and Tigers Too". The fabric selection is a bit wild for me but they are browns like I like. It is machine pieced and hand quilted.
The second quilt is also a log cabin quilt. It is from a pattern by Cheri Saffiote called "Rise & Shine". I made this for Carol (Brown Quilts) as a shop sample when she had her quilt shop. It hung for a good while and sold many patterns. Carol picked the fabrics and I did the stitching and quilting. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. The chickens are fused and then button hole stitched by hand. Made in 2000.
And last, I made five more Civil War blocks. They are the blocks in the top row.
My sewing room is a disaster right now. I need to get in there and cut more logs for the log cabin quilt. Then I can put some fabric away and make heads & tails of things.
Thanks for stopping by for the visit.