Saturday, March 30, 2019

Dearest Boy Update For March 30th

The sunflower block was one I enjoyed making.  I chose not to make individual petals and instead made the sunflower points all in one piece.  Then I added the black and white dot center over that.  Much easier to do that way.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.


Monday, March 25, 2019

Noah and Matilda - My Version

A completed quilt top.  "Noah and Matilda" is approx. 79" square.  I stitched 36 of the 42 patterns and came up with my own setting.  The background fabric has arrived and all will be heading to the local quilt shop for machine quilting.  I don't have anyone to hold it up for a photo so a floor view is best that I can do.

Most of my fabrics are from a variety of Kansas Troubles lines.  My stash of that brand of is pretty much depleted now.

You can see Dawn Ronnigen's pattern here and compare the difference in color and setting.

I have been filling in between other applique with some basket blocks.  I think this is a Blackbird Designs basket shape.  The picture is of some of the blocks.  I have not decided on a setting for them and am not in a hurry to complete the project.  I may not use the red and cream stripe basket block.  The cream stripe part blends into the background too much.

I also completed some flower blocks for the "County Fair" quilt.

Lovely spring weather here!


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Bunny Bouquet

A new wool wall hanging has been added to my spring style quilts.  "Bunny Bouquet" made from a free pattern by Kathi Campbell.  I did the wool applique on a cotton background.  The wall hanging is hand quilted.  Something I haven't done much of in quite some time.

The free pattern is still available on Kathi's website listed under "Garden Mystery" on the left side of the page.  Link below.  Just in case you want to make one.

Have a great day!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Dearest Boy Update and Sweet Emma

The 15th of March slipped up on me.  I was thinking it was on Sunday and not today.  But I do have my "Dearest Boy" block done.  This one has a very fall look and was not a quick one to stitch.  I do like the colors in this one.

I signed up for a through the mail class with Jeana Kimball.  I am participating in the "Sweet Emma" (named after her grand-daughter) class.  I have the larger center block stitched.  I am using pastel colors.  Something you don't see a lot of from me.  I have family members that do not care for the darker fabrics that I use a lot of.  The pastel fabrics will make one of those people happy.

Jeana Kimball uses the back basting technique for her applique stitching.  I am not.  I am comfortable doing needle turn using freezer paper templates and a temporarily marked background for layout of my pieces.

I will have more to share with you but will do it in another post in a couple days.  And I need to change my header picture.  I think many of you are tired of cold weather and snowmen.