Overwhelmed by WIP’s Wednesday…

I had to take a blood test at the Dr this morning, and took some quilty books to look at while waiting for the hour to pass… As I did so, I reminded myself that I have several unfinished projects… I made a list… this is stuff that’s already been cut/started (but just fabric/yarn purchased/saved […]

random bits and bobs

  This post could also be acurately labeled as “Things that make me happy:”   I got a new planner last week (well, I picked it up last week, but I ordered it several weeks ago) It’s the LIFE planner by Erin Condren, and I chose to put my own picture on the cover (free […]

embroidered doll quilt

So I made these 2 blocks a while back (shh, don’t tell, but the yellow flannel-bush flower isn’t actually done), but I really didn’t like the black background, so I turned them into this little doll quilt.   I used… um, a light green kona that was in the backing fabric. and the backing fabric […]

Block 3! (I’m on a ROLL!)

  I’m super proud of my stem stitch, so I had to make the picture big so you could all see it. The fabric isn’t really stained, it’s just wet, I couldn’t wait for it to dry before scanning it and posting it. LOVE these flowers. Also just love the way my Grandma draws. CANNOT wait […]

Embroidered Quilt Block 2

I sorta want to host a QAL, so I have some accountability, but I don’t know if anyone wants to play along…. I made this one last night, to wind myself down (and also to give me a chance to watch an episode of The Tudors, I’m almost done with the whole series) I mostly […]

embroidered floral block, take 3

Or maybe take 2? I made this one with the black background (and then another one, which I still haven’t photo’d), and hated it. Too…. kitchy? tacky? they reminded me of velvet paintings…. so, back to my favorite solid blue (Kona Bahama Blue): words do not describe my LOVE.

Embroidered Quilt, Block 1

A few weeks ago, at the Long Beach International Quilt Festival, I fell in LOVE with an amazing antique quilt (only $800!) from the 40’s. (Sold by Cindy’s Antique Quilts, though this particular one isn’t on the website) I love the blocks, I love the embroidery, I love the quilting. But I don’t love yellow, […]