I've started two new stitching projects. The first is The Attic's 2014 Stitch Along sampler Por Luciana Delgado, I'm stitching my Luciana on Lakeside Legacy V. Lt. Examplar with Tudor Silks. We were instructed by our SAL leader to start our samplers with the last page of the chart. What you are seeing is the lower right hand corner of Luciana's sampler.
|Luciana Delgado - Needle Work Press|
I'm taking another on-line class with Thistle Threads, Abbey A. Couzzens 1836: A Family Register Sampler. What drew me to this class was the following sentence in the course description:
"The students will be taught the secrets of crinkle silk and how to make crinkle silk for there own sampler stitching!"
I'm currently finishing up the counted thread portion of the piece so that I will be able to draw the surface embroidery design that comes with the next lesson.
|Abby Couzzens - Thistle Threads|
I continue to work on A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion. The portion of the design I'm currently stitching will be used on the top panel of my Flat Topped Casket.
|A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion - Scarlet Letter|
|Snow Bird - With thy Needle & Thread|
First up are the next eight blocks for the Hampton Ridge BOM. I love the fabrics we've been given for our blocks. They are a joy to piece.
I was looking for a project that would showcase my Bonnie & Camille fabrics. Open Gate Quilts was doing another Blogger Girls BOM and I decided that would be the perfect project. I'll be making two sets of each month's blocks because I don't plan on using the setting blocks for my quilt. Here are the first month's blocks.
I fell in love with the Park Bench quilt and knew I had to make one for myself. I'm using fabrics from the Botanics collection by Carolyn Friedlander. Here's a photo of the quilt from Jaybird Quilts' website.
I picked up some quilts from my long-arm quilter and was very pleased with how she chose to quilt my French General quilt.
I spent most of the weekend stitching the bindings onto several quilts of various sizes. I thought it would be the perfect mindless sewing project to work on while watching the Olympics. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's anxiously awaiting the start of the Games.
This is one of the Stacks I was referring to in the post title. I have numerous other stacks of partially completed quilt tops and blocks along with stacks of various stitching projects. I'm hoping by the time Spring arrives my stacks will have dwindled.
As for the Giveaway that is also part of the title... I have a medium priority flat rate shipping box filled to the top with leftover scraps from my various quilting projects. I also have a small bag with small quilt blocks and HSTs that are leftover from another project. If you would like to have your name included in the draw for this box of scraps please leave a comment on this blog post. I'm sorry, but due to the weight of the fabric and the high cost of international postage, I will have to restrict this Giveaway to US residents only.