Saturday, May 8, 2021
Friday, May 7, 2021
After a whole afternoon's work, I finished the top for my Gooseberry Christmas.
This was a pattern from Kansas Troubles. And I followed the coloring according to the pattern, substituting what reds, greens, golds, and backgrounds I had. I also did not utilize her no piecing method and adapted to actual half square triangles and flying geese.
Monday, May 3, 2021
Glorious Spring! It has indeed arrived. I love the beautiful spring greens: that lime green shade that bursts on the trees as the buds and leaves just start to grow. I think it holds so much promise and is a long awaited sign of better weather ahead.
Surprise, surprise! We even have 70 degree weather. Totally amazing. My spouse and daughter and I headed to Pewaukee to eat at the restaurants by the beach. But when we arrived, we were literally blown over by the extreme winds. Just walking up the sidewalk took strength. I have never seen such white caps on that lake. So instead of having our food blown away, we ate inside.
And I got another UFO out to work on. Here is where the piece was left last summer:
And here is where I was able to complete it yesterday. Now to do some wool applique on the stripe section. Choosing a design. Hmmm.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
I have been a sewing fiend. Lots and lots of work done.
First I have made great project on my Broken Heart quilt. All the patchwork is put together. Yeah!!!!!
About 45 inches square. I am abandoning borders. It can be a wall hanging, baby or toddler quilt.
Additionally, I spent lots of hours putting this together. This is my gooseberry patch quilt started in February if 2018. These are the components that I have been assembling and putting together over the several years. It is a Kansas Troubles pattern. And although I have fat quarters accumulated for a different quilt, I added a few more specifically for this quilt as I needed more greens and reds.
Monday, April 26, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021
On the needlework front, I have been working on this cross stitch for a few weeks as in starting it before Easter. Originally it was a much bigger piece with a Peeps quote on it; however, the painted canvas with acrylic and fabric medium proved difficult to stitch on as a larger piece. I love the color. But I reassessed, and then made it much smaller using only 3 peeps. It is about 3 by 4 inches. And I should not have used 3 strands of floss. But hindsight is hindsight and I will not start it a 3rd time. It will be done very far in advance for next year. It will still make a great addition to my tiered tray.
And as I enjoy all your favorite projects on the various blogs I browse over the week, I am following Maggie Fellow's advice on Making a Lather to get out a WIP to finish. I made this small wall quilt top last year. It was an easy top with 11 various fabrics stitched from selvage to selvage. It was a McCalls kit with preprinted and coordinating fabrics. I love the hexie print and tried making some solid color smaller ones for additional flowers and abandoned that. So now I am just going to add some bright leaves and quilt it. Perhaps I will add to the picket fence with a vine and small flowers? Waiting for inspiration to peek its head.