I received a surprise gift from Mary at Quilt Hollow. A mini Chinese Coin quilt. I have admired this style mini quilt on some various blogs including Mary's. It was delightful to find one in my mailbox. My kind of colors and a welcome addition to my quilt collection. A big thank you to Mary.
I have had difficulty getting back into the stitching and quilt making mode since returning from vacation. If you read my previous post, you will remember my eye problem that I had to deal with on our trip. Not much fun. After arriving home, about all I did was look at blogs, quilt sites, look at E-Bay antique quilts, playing games on the computer. I finally burned out on that and settled down to stitching. I worked on projects I took on our trip but was not able to stitch on because of my eye.
The first two are identical. These are smaller size pieces meant for pillows but I plan on making them into wall hangings. One for me and one for a gift. The pattern used is by Sandy Gervais of Pieces From My Heart. The pattern "December". I think there is a different pattern for each month of the year. This is wool on cotton style applique with some embroidery. I like the little Nativity on the angel's dress. The angel's head looks a bit like a creature from outer space. Prim style for sure!
Next I completed the stitching on "In God We Trust". The pattern is by Shawn Williams of Threads That Bind. Her website appears to be closed but you can find her patterns on several websites though I can't find this particular one.
The piece is shown in a barn red wood frame on the pattern picture. I am planning on adding a red fabric border and doing minimal quilting. Easier to store when I am done displaying. It can be a year round piece but I think It is good for August/September when the kids head back to school. The fabric part of the design is fused and stitched with embroidery floss in a prim type stitch. The pattern says the piece measures eight by twnety inches.
I finally spent some time in the sewing room yesterday evening and a bit this morning. I am cutting out basket block parts. I will share that with you later. Have a great day and stop back for a visit again soon!