Sunday, May 19, 2013
So far I have 13 blocks completely outlined and I have a jump on two more. This is definitely a slow and steady process. The hard part is getting a callous built up on my under finger after I take time away from hand quilting. I also ended up taking off my acrylic nail I had on my thumb, it kept splitting and lifting, so I thought I'd take the summer to give my thumbnail a rest and give it another go in the fall. Sharon
Monday, May 13, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I have finally finished two more blocks, although one of them needs a rethink...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I haven't been around for a good 5 months and have had little time to pick up a needle and sew - blame it on my work! But over Easter I got going again and there has been much progress with three blocks.
I am working on the wreath with all the little fingers and oak leaves (top left hand corner on the original quilt) - have about six more oak leaves to add and it will be finally done.
Over Easter I started the flower bowl with the little loops across the top - its all stitched bar the bowl, I just cannot make up my mind which fabric to use? I keep prevaricating between two fabrics
The fruit bowl in the centre of the quilt is also on the go, but its all those grapes that's really slowing me up. I am using Karen Kay Buckley's mylar circles for the grapes and there are only 4 circles in the set that are the right size, so I am finding it difficult to make a run of them...
So my goal is to get at least two blocks finished by the end of the month or sooner and quite possibly three and then I'll have 8 more blocks and of course the borders to do. I am getting there :-)
I have been admiring everyone's work over recent months - it has been very inspirational.
Fiona in England - where the daffodils are now finally in bloom after a long, very cold winter.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Thought I would share my "progress" - the only time allowed for hand quilting is a few hours of an evening and I am a slow quilter at best. Working on block #7. Have to say though - I am really developing some genuine love for this quilt - knowing each of its little glitches aside - and it knows all my thoughts and emotions. Like Aunt Jane - "oh Lordy - if this quilt could only talk"
Happy stitching everyone - is it Spring yet??
Pat in snow covered northern Wisconsin