Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lot's of Catching Up to Do

     I always think I don't have enough new material for a blog post... and then it seems I have too much!

     Stitching is first up on my list of what I'd like to share with you. You may have noticed I have a 'thing' for rabbits. I couldn't resist La-D-Da's new design. I made a couple of changes. CC Bramble Bush was used instead of GAST Sable and I preferred a rice stitch border to the two single stitch rows for a border. My rabbit was stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside Vintage Navy Bean.

Spring Hare - La-D-Da

Elizabeth Sarah Oliver 1842 - Plum Street Antiques
      Paulette hit another home run with her Elizabeth Sarah Oliver sampler reproduction.  I'm stitching my Sarah with the Gentle Arts threads as charted on 40 ct. Lakeside Vintage Cedar Plank.

A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion - Scarlet Letter
      I'm getting close to finishing the stitching of the top portion of my casket. Those big blossoms take a life time to stitch!

      Lot's of time was spent in the sewing room too!

Piecing these Swoon blocks are a lot of fun and I really enjoy working with the Downton Abbey fabric collection.

      Working with the brighter, modern fabrics is fun too! Here's another Fresh Mini Quilt Club mini quilt. It's the final pattern of Club 2... but the good news is that another Fresh Mini Quilt Club will begin on May 1st.

Fresh Mini Quilt Club - 6
And  more Hampton Ridge blocks were created.

Switching between projects keeps quilt piecing fun and interesting.

      I was the lucky winner of a giveaway from Kimber Mitchell from Heirlooms by Ashton House. It's a wonderful new quilt book by Tara Lynn Darr. I have my eye on making  the Oh , Miss Scarlet mini quilt.

       Spring has finally arrived and looks like it plans to stick around and not let Winter sneak back in. Owen and I have been enjoying our morning walk/runs in the prairie.


KimM said...

My heavens, Girl! You have been busy! Gorgeous, gorgeous!!

Susan said...

What great use of the Downton Abbey fabrics! It will be a gorgeous quily

Vera said...

Wow Laurie! You really have been busy. gorgeous stitching. PLL is amazing. I can't wait to see your's and Margaret's in the caskets -- that will be so cool. And, yes, those big flowers take forever, don't they? Beautiful quilting also. Nice that walking weather is finally back, huh?

Melissa said...

Of course you have a lot for a blog post! Love all the stitching! I like bunnies too and this one is on my list. Beautiful progress on Elizabeth and the Parrot. The latter is just stunning!

Lots of lovely quilt blocks. I really like the small quilt with the polka dots, very spring-y and happy!

Hugs to sweet Owen!

Margaret said...

Ah, it's so lovely to see all you've been working on all in one beautiful, big, huge post. lol! Everything is wonderful!!!! I am in love with your Swoon blocks. In love with your rabbit. In love with your mini quilt. And with the Hampton Ridge blocks. I think your huge blue flower on PLL looks better than mine. Ah well. Great post! Hooray for spring weather and a big happy Corgi smile!

Jackie said...

Love, love, love the picture of Owen. He looks so happy spring is there! (It's already summer here)

You've been busy - I need to get some of your mojo going!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Everything is so lovely. i even like the more modern quilt pattern.

Krista said...

So many wonderful projects! Love the rabbit and start on the PS sampler. Owen looks so happy in the sunshine.

Marie Christine said...

Quel beau post!bravo,bravo.
J'admire beaucoup la broderie avec les oiseaux, qu'elle est jolie,j'envisage de faire un grand sampler semblable bientôt.
Les blocs de patc sont vraiment magnifique,les tissus également !
Bravo !!!!

Marilyn said...

You have some great projects going, stitching and quilting.
Owen is so cute.

Chris said...

Wonderful update Laurie. Love the La-D-Da finish. The SL piece is so beautiful.
Gorgeous blocks too, the swoon ones are wonderful.
I hope that you and Owen have a great week!

Cari said...

Your stitching and quilting projects are amazing. I love watching your progress. So glad that you and Owen get to head outside and enjoy your beautiful prairie. Have a great week !!

Jane in Wisconsin said...

As usual, your stitching and quilting are wonderful! I'm always impressed with the projects you are working on. Love the Plum Street sampler, so pretty!

Carol said...

I'm the same as you, Laurie--I feel like I don't have anything worthwhile to show or share in a post and then, next thing you know--there is way too much!! I'd say this post was a perfect length, though.

Beautiful stitching and quilting projects and little Owen really does look delighted to be able to spend more time outdoors again... Hope you have a lovely spring!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous stitching and quilting projects!!!!!! Congrats on winning the giveaway too :-).

I am with you and Owen, very ready for Spring to come and stay. I really want to get in my yard, but it's still a bit to early for the altitude. Sophie and Chloe just want to chase the squirrel, LOL.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great progress! I'm glad to see Owen looking so happy, too.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

PLL is beautiful--your casket will be amazing.

Owen looks so happy--I think he is glad spring has finally come

Karoline said...

Lovely finish and PLL is looking gorgeous. Great start on the new sampler

All your quilt blocks are lovely

Chris said...

Blog hopped and found you and what a beautiful array of work. Your quilting is amazing and such delicate stitching, all wow!
And I love the dog too!!

Paulette said...

Wow, as usual, your blog posts never disappoint! Beautiful work, all of it!


Paulette said...

Wow, as usual, your blog posts never disappoint! Beautiful work, all of it!