Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dearest Boy

Time for another "Dearest Boy" block.  This block was not the easiest to create.  The instructions were not the clearest to understand but I muddled through by drawing the layout on paper and then transfering it to the background for piece placement.

I chose to leave an embroidered flower out of the center of the woven strips.  It did not seem to add to the design and rather crowded the center part to put anything there.  I am glad to have the block done and that there is not a second one like it in the design.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Spencer Museum Block

The fourth Spencer Museum block design from Jan Patek's pattern.  Lori will be sharing hers also.  You can see her blog post here.

I also took time to add a border to a Liberty block that has been in my unfinished bin for a good while.  Needs quilted yet.  If I remember correctly, it is a Cheri Payne design.  This is a combination of wool and cotton applique.  I need some more small pieces for summer display and have found more that need completion.  Just need time to do it.

A good quilting friend of mine and myself are working on a quilt from a Jan Patek pattern called "Seasonings".  The house block is the first one.  It is very enjoyable doing a project along with a friend

Thanks for stopping by to see what I am working on.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019


The last of my "Bloom" blocks which are from a pattern by Lori Holt.  Again, different than my usual style of quilt that I work on.  The blocks were fun to make.  Fairly easy stitching and fun fabrics.

The next step is to cut the rectangles for block sashings.  Maybe later this week.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

May 15th Dearest Boy Update

The latest block done for my "Dearest Boy" quilt.  Yummy strawberries!

The little white flowers were created with circles that were gathered in the seam allowance by a running stitch.  Then the hand sewing needle was run up through the center of the circle and pulled over the edge, tightened to create dips (petals).  Each was to have five sections done this way but a couple flowers ended up with just four.

I am working on Lori Holt's "Bloom" pattern set.  The pattern is free but the template set is not.  I am not using Lori's applique method but instead doing needle turn applique as I normally do.  These are the flowers I have done thus far.  All the rest of the applique is prepped.  Fun stitching.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I am working on.