Friday, December 30, 2016

Blue & Cream Quilt Reveal

The Blue & Cream quilt I've been working on the past couple of months has been completed. Now that it's been given to it's very special recipient, I can share some pictures.

For the center applique' I chose Bluebirds representing Happiness to sit amongst a vase of simple flowers. I auditioned design elements from a few favorite traditional applique blocks and freehand drew the final pattern onto paper.

Then I created a Lattice border around the applique' block by sewing those 76 Indian Hatchet blocks together. Lattice work to allow dreams and sunshine in and to keep all the weeds of worry out.


The final pieced border was created using 148 hourglass blocks sewn in a "tumbling" order. I chose this design to symbolize no longer to watch the clock, for when tipped on their sides, deadlines stop and only the memories are kept inside.

I had to take the final picture from the top of my staircase, I apologize for the cropping on the right side of the picture.

If you have not already guessed, this quilt was made as a Retirement gift.
It was presented to someone my husband has very high regard and respect for.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Healthy and Happy New Year!

every quilt tells a story.....

Monday, December 12, 2016

Festive December stitching



I'm trying to find Dutch Treat blocks to stitch with a holiday theme to them this month. And like most of you, I'm also trying to get some shopping, gifts and decorating done.

I love making little Acorn dolls... here are a few tiny acorn baby ornaments I created. The babies are an inch - the ornaments finish at 3.5".

and two little 2" bendable dolls I whipped up for gift giving.

NO pattern, I just improvised. I'm calling them "Holly Pockets" because of the leaves I've tucked them into for storage.

A few other quilting projects are being worked on as well.
I'll share more on these later in the week.
I hope you are close to finishing up your own holiday projects and/or gift items!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

November Round Up



Below are the Dutch Treat blocks I completed in November.
This brings my total to 110 completed blocks and just 86 blocks to finish.

I've made a little more progress on the Blue & Cream gift quilt.
Yesterday, I stitched a dozen pieced Indian Hatchet blocks.
Today I will focus on finishing the remaining 64 units.

Here is a sneak peek at the start of the 16" center applique' block.
There are a lot more pieces to go, but progress just the same.

Today is December 1st, which means the reveal of the December block pick for the SVBAQ Sew Along. The Peony block was chosen and here is my version.

To see the original block that Esther created in 1858 click HERE.
I'm looking forward to the mid-month Show & Tell.
I love seeing all the beautiful interpretations of these botanical blocks!

Wishing you a wonderful start to December!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...