Thursday, December 10, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
How old was the seamstress? Did she enjoy sewing/making quilts? Did she live in the city or on a farm? Did she make any completed quilts? What did they look like? Why did this block remain as a set of unfinished blocks? What would she think about me taking out her careful stitches? The thread was really thick - thicker than the handquilting thread that I use now - was that all she had?
If you look closely you can see the one pink triangle that I pieced from scraps to make it work. This was such a fun project - it was really wonderful to get to sew with these beautiful old fabrics. Thanks so much Lori!
Will somebody one day in the future do something similar with one of my ufo's??
Thursday, October 15, 2020
2020 has been such a busy year for me. My time is just not my own. Finding time to post continues to be tricky but I am definitely stitching whenever I can.
In our new house there is a lovely window seat area and I want to make a few cushions for it. I purchased a couple of soft cushions and covers from Ikea in this gorgeous dark teal color.
I finished outlining all of the applique on my Hospital Sketches quilt. I was excited to start adding the "fun" quilting in the background between the applique.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Summer continues to be busy. I steal away to my sewing room to stitch a block or 2 when I can. These blocks have been coming together quickly. This is to be a quilt for my youngest daughter. She picked the color scheme from a completely different pattern on the cover of a magazine. Mostly we shopped in my stash for fabric but I had zero magenta so a trip to a couple of local shops had to be made ;0) We found this pattern online it's a Missouri Star pattern called Totally Tulips. The blocks are huge and easy peasy - not my usual kind of project but its been fun for a change.
I'm back-basting the circles with the points and then using regular needleturn applique for the centers. It's been a lot of fun.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Wednesday, December 18, 2019