Wednesday, November 12, 2014

current projects

I started a new project.  A smallish one :0)  I like so much the coffee table cover up that I showed here  and decided to make another.  I wanted a lighter one to use in spring and summer.  Now that I've taken this picture - it looks like a Christmas project... Oh well, these are the colors that go with my living room rug.  
 I need to make 50 blocks to completely cover up my "well aged" coffee table. I have 13 made so far.  It's not a terribly creative project but I wanted something fairly simple for this space.
 I couldn't resist joining in Lori's mystery doll quilt quiltalong.  I hardly had to cut any squares for this as I found plenty of variety in my bag of 1.5 inch squares.  I wanted a few hst's like Lori's so I used squares from the 2 inch bag for those.  This is my first mystery quilt. A doll quilt didn't seem like too big of a commitment :0)  And, Lori's quiltalongs are so fun!
I've been really enjoying quilting feathers in the border of my Crowfoot quilt.   I'm making big, loopy feathers so it's going pretty quick.  I'm over 1/4 finished with them already.  This picture shows how they are sprouting out of the corner motif.
I plan to have the feathered vines meet in the middle of the border.  I will switch back to blue thread to fill in the pieced border up to the feathers with diagonal lines and probably on the other side as well.  I bet that part will go slow...  Anyway, I'm making progress and it is so cozy to sit under this as I work in the evenings.

Happy Quilting!


Barb said...

your quilting designs are gorgeous. I love the corner motif - so pretty!
your Mystery strips look great. I still may jump in.
I don't think your star project looks christmassy. The colors are warm and nice. What a good mix of red, tan and warm red!
such nice project to be busy with.

Kyle said...

I agree with Barb. I don't think your table top quilt looks like only la quilt for the holidays. Your feathers are fabulous. It's my favorite motif for quilting. And I'm ready to sew my squares together for Lori's mystery. Oh, why not!

Janie said...

Very lovely, classic.

audrey said...

Your feather stitching is wonderful.:)

Kindred Quilts said...

I love all the projects you are working on...and I think your Spring/Summer table topper is very creative!

ria vogelzang said...

Gorgeous again! I just love stars and feathers! :D
And I spied a halfsquare triangle in your doll-quilt-to-be..... it looks just so nice! ;)
Enjoy them all.
Love from the Netherlands, Ria.

Jane in Cumbria said...

Your coffee table top is so beautiful. Not surprising that you are making another one! The doll quilt is going to be lovely too!

Dawn said...

Fun,fun table,cover.
I,love your feathers. I'm working on mine, slowly and admire your quilting!