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.