Friday, March 18, 2011

My Projects

Here are all 80 of the blocks that I have been making.  The first two rows at the foot of the bed are sewn together - the remaining six rows are complete and ready to join the first two.   I am loving the beautiful reds, oranges, hot pinks, golds,cerises and the occasional bits of green and blue with the black and white. 
And the cabin is coming along.  Instead of piecing the squares on point, I have fused them and will machine buttonhole applique them along with the other shapes.  Still have a bird, heart and leaves to fuse.  And also two windows.  Then will come a narrow border and a wider border to be picked out yet.  May do a border similar to the cabin by piecing with lots of pretty batiks.  Kind of thinking that's the way I'll go.  Beneath the cabin on the original piece there is "Est. 1969"  - I could be wrong on that date.  I take it that is for the year a couple was married and established their home.  I may just applique a little spray of leaves and berries.  Will figure that one out later.  This is a fun one!  (Click to enlarge)

5 comments:

Leslie said...

I am home, Elle did a great job on the ice while we were there. I love both of those quilting projects. Getting ready today for my wool applique class that I will teach next week, boy getting stuff together is a lot of work. Elle helped.

Karen said...

Lovely Carol! Two bright and happy projects to welcome Spring!

Mary said...

Fun old hag, I clicked on your blog because I love love love your title! I'm sure I'm not the first to say that. Also, I love your quilt with black and white and red KF fabrics. It is glorious and I will probably try to emulate it someday (when I finish what I'm working on now, hah!) You are an inspiring woman, and thank you for that. Best wishes! Mary, aka ScaryMary or Mary from Allentown, PA

Anonymous said...

I saw your black n white with flowers all over on pinterest and would love to make one. Where can I get instructions? Thanks, Deb in San Antonio

Anonymous said...

Me too, I love it! What size are your blocks?