Wednesday, April 8, 2015

not much new...

It's been awhile since I last posted.  Spring break was in there - always a busy week with the kids.  There has been some stitching happening but not much that's interesting to show.
 My friend and I worked on our Circle Game quilt one morning.  This block was so hard!  The curved inset seams just about did me in.  It is far from perfect but I really like it so I'm just going to use it as is.  I still need to choose a fabric for the center circle.  I'm thinking it should be red  :0)
 I have the first 2 branches of leaves appliqued onto vine panel #12.  I really want to hurry this project along to a finish but with 250 (or so) leaves per panel rushing seems like the wrong word to use - lol!  I have a loose goal of one branch per week.  Steady progress will get it done.
 
 I am getting very close to a finish with handquilting my Crowfoot quilt.  I completed the feathers on the border this week and all that remains now is diagonal line fill in quilting (not as exciting to do as feathers)  I like how the feathers filled in underneath my initials and date.  I wasn't sure how it would look to put feathers only on one side of the stem but I think they frame it nicely.  I've entered it into the outdoor quilt show in late May and it should be done on time.


It snowed all day Monday again this week.  As you can see it is melting fast and I appreciate the signs of spring that are appearing.  Spring comes very slowly where I live - it tries my patience every year.  Happily there is always lots of color to be found on the shelves and table in my sewing room :0)

Happy Quilting!!

12 comments:

Susan said...

I think your block looks great, and a nice red centre would be perfect. I hope Spring comes soon for you.......I am very happy to see the arrival of autumn (and the back of summer!).

Every Stitch said...

All such lovely work! Each has it's own unique challenges. The block looks great and red centre sounds perfect.Love the quilting of the feathers with the lettering:)
A cute bird - love his tan chest. Enjoy Spring ..when it comes!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

You are so right steady progress will get it done. I am thinking about starting Trailing Vines. Seeing yours almost has me convinced!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Your Circle Game block looks perfect to meand I agree with red for the centre. I use a ridiculous amount of pins when hand piecing curves :)

Karen said...

The circle block is so pretty in all the blue fabrics. Very feminine looking.

Kyle said...

Your work is always so lovely and expertly done. The circle block is beyond hard! And your continuing vines are impeccable. Slow and steady is my mantra, just like the turtle vs the hare. Your Crowsfeet Quilt will look fantastic at the show. It's good to have time commitments to sometimes give us a boost. Keep going!

Lori said...

I always love seeing your projects! They are amazing!!

Karen said...

Your work is so beautiful. I love watching your vines grow.

Barb said...

Love seeing an update on all your beautiful projects. Wee - the vine quilt progress looks great and your goal sounds very doable.
Your new circle block is a beauty. That dark blue center star is lovely.
Love Love your initials and date on your border quilting!
I saw my first robin this week too :)

Cheri said...

All time consuming projects but looking so beautiful. The circle game book has been at the cash register of a local quilt store, I think of you every time I see it. Hopefully you saw your last of snow for this soaring :)
Happy Stiching Janet

Kurt Schindler said...


Gorgeous work!

Charlotte

Dawn said...

I love to see the numbers in the quilting. I'm going to do it in one and am still contemplating how I will do mine.