We are piecing the blocks together and adding a center wool applique to our Mystery Quilt.Read More
I Just thought I'd share a few beautiful gifts from my life.
The photo above is from my 90 year-old mom's backyard. Yes, she still works in it everyday with her "outdoor" walker.
Remember how I mentioned the critters that like to help themselves to my garden? Well, one of them decided to make a nest in the drawer of my potting bench. Mouse?
And lastly, but certainly not least, I'd like to share the beautiful work of my Friendship Group. We are all stitching the Flowers From My Garden designs together. They are such a wonderfully talented group. Don't you agree?
Have a wonderful day!
SNAILS!! I have too many in my yard now and they have a particular fondness for my flowers buds and lettuces. I'm not fond of them in my garden, but I'm pretty partial to this wool applique snail.Read More
This is the second block in a 4 block series for the Flowers From My Garden Mystery Quilt. It is based on a 19th century sampler design by 10- year-old Elizabeth J. Demeritt of Rochester (New Hampshire or Massachusetts).Read More
Hopefully you have your background block completed and are now ready to begin appliqueing the design.
This post will cover the applique of the vase, flower stems, and the bottom flower petals.Read More
When my husband's parents passed away several years ago I put some of their cotton and linen clothing aside to (someday) make a quilt for my sister-in-law. Well I finally finished it! I had completed the piecing of the top and had sent it out to be quilted by Karen at Cosmic Quilting before I broke my shoulder. All I had to do was sew the binding. It was a little tricky with the shoulder, but I did it!
I used a simple plus design to symbolize mother and father and the four resulting squares representing the four children. I used Denim chambray in indigo by Robert Kaufmann from Hawthorne Threads for the binding and backing. I used the alphabet from The Proverbial Quilt by Denyse Schmidt to create the "SLEEP" on the back of the quilt.
I also finished a quilt top from a quilt-a-long hosted by Jeni Gaston from Woolen Willow Designs. My friend and I began this adventure about 1 1/2 years ago. We used hand-dyed ribbon and wool for all the applique pieces. I had to substitute a "square within a square" for one section of the quilt where I just couldn't get the piecing right. My friend cut the border fabrics and finished up my corner squares. We sewed them on and we were done! The quilt tops are going out to be quilted next week. Yahoo!
I'm amazed at how much I'm getting done while being housebound. It seems that breaking my shoulder has some pluses. However, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Happy Stitching Everyone!