Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beyond the Cherry Tree Blocks Four and Five

Blocks four and five are completed for "Beyond the Cherry Tree".

I am so enjoying selecting the fabrics and stitching these blocks.  I find the flower pot block a bit quirky.  The stems on the right side do not go under the main stem the same as they do on the left side.  A person could easily extend and stitch them under but I like the original quirky look.

Today, I am working on block six.  I am linking with Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Late To the Party

I am late to the party.  Most people that wanted to make the "Beyond the Cherry Tree quilt have long made their blocks and many already have the quilting done.  I saved the block patterns and, though I had good intentions, never started.  I felt I did not have enough of the type reds, greens & yellow fabrics to make it and also use in another quilt.  Recently, I was finally able to find some fabrics to add to that particular stash and a start made.  Here are the first three blocks.

Some of the block patterns are a bit quirky and I like quirky.  For instance, the leaves on the second block.  One look and you will see what I mean.

I have another block started and another prepped.  I am going to try to stay focused on stitching the blocks and not let it drag out for a long time.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Moolon Lily

This is my Moolon Lily block for the Shenandoah Botanical Block sew-along.  Interesting how it was done with opposite color arrangement between the two stalks of flowers.  And a different base on each.  The opposite colors is the way the block was done in the antique quilt.

I already have next month's block done so I am free to stitch on the new quilt project I started a few days ago.  Pictures soon.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Golden Eagles

Another block done for  "A Bountiful Life ".  The Golden Eagles.  Lots of leaves on the blocks but not hard to stitch.  I finally found a block I could use the gold wavy fabric in.  Have had it quite a while.  The bird claws took patience.  Teeny tiny!

I have started doing applique blocks for another quilt and will share in the next post.  Why another new project when I have so many unfinished?  Just because I was in the mood.  Stay tuned.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Legends and Lace Block of the Month

I caught up on all of the free block of the month applique designs thus far presented by Wendy Whellum on Legend and Lace blog.

Centennial Lily

Nosegay Wreath


All the blocks to date.

The all red block is already trimmed to size.  The blocks finish at eight inches.

Now to try to catch up with other projects I am behind on,

Sunday, July 3, 2016

My Gwennie Inspired Medallion Quilt Round 2

Most of you have seen many quilt bloggers showing their Gwennie Inspired Medallion quilts.  For those of you not aware of the challenge, the center of the medallion was to be some sort of basket quilt block.  My basket is more of a pot but some baskets do not have tall handles so it this design is what I chose to use.  The first round to surround the central design was selected by one of the participants and the theme was "Childhood".  The next round selected by another person is "Log Cabin".  And so on.

My first thought when I read "Childhood" was learning my ABC's and numbers.  I chose to use a cross stitch design and a square of blue to represent each cross stitch.  The border needed more though.  When I was growing up, we had apple and cherry trees in the yard and strawberries in the garden.  All of which I was quite fond of eating.  I used simple applique designs for these.  I needed to fill more space in the borders so I made arrows to fill in where needed. Stars for the corners.  This is what I came up with.

I am linking up with Cynthia's blog post on Wabi-Sabi Quilts.


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy Independence Day

I changed my header picture to a sunflower/flag wall hanging.  I made this in 2011.

The pattern design is by Joined At the Hip and found in the book "The Olde Farmhouse".

Have a wonderful Independence Day weekend.  Hope you find time to sew.