Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lots of stitching going on....

A couple months ago, I signed up for a new embroidery Block of the Month with Robin, Peggy, Liz, and Carolyn. The pattern is called "Berry Picking Party" by Crabapple Hill. The first kit arrived in all the craziness of summertime, but this week I finally finished up block 1 & 2!

It's much more "girly" and pink (!) than things I usually make, but I'm really pleased with it so far. I'm sure by the time it's finished, I'll have the perfect recipient for such a pretty, feminine quilt. :) I'm ready and waiting for block 3 to arrive!
I also finished block 9 of the Christmas Wish BOM. I'm not sure how I'll set the blocks and finish it off just yet...I don't think the scrappy setting that Gail recommends will work with the fabrics I used. I'm open to ideas! :)

Hope you all are having a wonderful, quilty week!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

broken record....

Even though I sound like a broken record, I'll say it again! I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted! Why is time flying by so quickly??

Let's see, after my last post, I left with my son Zach to help him drive his car across country back to college. We stopped and visited with a couple friends along the way and all in all had a great trip.

Almost as soon as I returned, we packed up and camped over the long Labor Day weekend. We are really enjoying our new camper and hope to get a couple more trips in before the colder weather sets in.

I've been squeezing in a little embroidery here and there but nothing finished to show you just yet. Monday I actually turned on my machine and sewed! I put together a mini quilt top. I joined a Block of the Month Mini Club from Temecula Quilt Company. This one is from Lori Smith's Fat Quarter Quilts called Puzzling the Old Maid or something like that! The top measures approx 18" x 22" and those are 1" HST. Tiny!!
I even pieced the back by using up the last of the scraps from the quilt kit. I'm not sure which side I like best! :)

Now that fall seems to be approaching, I know I will be sewing more. I can feel it! :)
Happy Quilting!