Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sampler aux Bouquets Finish

Well, as you can see I'm back to cross stitching again. I started this piece about a year ago. It was in my basket of things to complete, so I pulled it out a couple of weeks ago and started stitching. This pattern is by Jaardin Prieve. This is actually 3 charts stitched into one piece. I stitched this on 40ct Newcastle Linen, over 2. I just love the way this turned out.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

And Yet Another Table Runner

We have yet antoher table runner! Well this one about took me for a loop. This is one was paper pieced. I have a hard enough time sewing forwards, the thought of sewing upside down and backwards really threw me into a downward spiral. Oh well, not bad for a first try. Of course, being me....I didn't pick the easiest paper pieced pattern to start with. The one thing that I really didn't like was the fact that you really waste fabric. At the price of fabric these days, I doubt that I will be much of this type of piecing. This runner was done in Batiks.

Here's a closer look at the center.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Square Meal Table Runner

Been in the dumps lately, I guess we all go through a spell like this from time to time, I'm hoping it will pass soon. Needed to take some time off from the "Insanity Quilt". I really needed to see something in some sort of finished state. Went through my patterns and stash and came up with this table runner. Now that it's sewn together, I think I'll try my hand at machine quilting this on my own using my home sewing machine. Not sure if I should just "stitch in the ditch" or try my hand at "free mothing quilting". Maybe I'd be better off using a stencil and just stitching it that way. In any event, it will be a new adventure.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Brides Bouquet - It's Back !!!!

Back in November I posted a picture of the Brides Bouquet quilt top that I had finally finished. I sent it off to Missouri to have it quilted. Shelly of Prairie Moon Quilts did the most beautiful quilting on my top. You can read what she said on her blog about my quilt. I do need to make a small correction. My quilt was not made from the pattern she has listed in her blog. My top was made from an old issue of McCalls Quilting, a Vintage Brides Bouquet and the original pattern did not have a border.

This is a close up of the quilting. Unbelievable work!

If you'd like your quilt top professionally quilted, I recommend Shelly for the job. As you can see, she takes great pride in her work and boy does it show.

I am going to enter this Quilt in the Silver Dollar Fair this May. I'll keep you posted on the outcome.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Progress on my Insanity Quilt Top

This is what the center of Insanity Quilt looked like for a very long time.It took a life time to stitch each and every hex into a diamond, then attaching all the diamonds on a diagional with the white hexs around. Many times I thought I'd just call this finished, but I kept pushing myself.

This is what it looks like now with the additional borders added on. I never thought I would get this far. I wonder how many 1/2 hexagons are currently stitched on? My fingers hurt from the hand piecing, but I just love my quilt way to much to stop now. Will print more white hexs this weekend and will continue with the next all white border.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Brides Bouquet

I have a finish!! First one in about 4 years. This is a 1930 pattern called "Brides Bouquet". I hand pieced all the boquet blocks and then machine stiched all the blocks together.

Now off to see what I can come up with for the next quilt top.