Monday, June 20, 2011

A Weekend's Work

I decided to get at least one of the samples for TOWQS done to take back with me. 
This is Winter #577 by Country Threads.
It is fusible applique, so the next step is to decide how to anchor the shapes...
buttonhole stitch around them all or
stitch them down as I quilt.
The second choice will be faster, but I will let the girls at the shoppe decide which finish they want.

I also managed to catch up with my Civil War BOWs.
Ladies Aid Album

Calico Puzzle


I have been talking about a red and white quilt for some time now, so I finally started it.
I am fascinated by the illusion created by these two color HSTs.
Half the block looks like white triangles on red and the other half looks like red triangles on white.
I'll be using this illusion in my setting design.
I only have 540 HSTs to make and 57 more of these 3" finished blocks!
Better get busy!


16 comments:

Cathy said...

I love everything you're working on. The Winter quilt is really cute. Have a great day. Hugs.

Me and My Stitches said...

Your CW blocks are really great! I love your red and white blocks and am also always intrigued by the different look you get with it.

Maureen said...

Love your red and white! I use the Easy Angle ruler to make my hst. What is your favorite method?

Stray Stitches said...

The Winter wall hanging is adorable!

And, as usual, your Civil War BOWs are beautiful!

I can't wait to see your red and white quilt! It will be so striking :)

Nicky said...

Love that red and white - so fresh and crisp and so well executed! Bravo!

Sharon said...

I made a couple more CW blocks this afternoon, but not caught up! Yours are looking wonderful, I like your fabrics. And your Winter quilt is adorable!

Betty Lou said...

Now is a good time to make winter decorations, keeps you cool thinking about them. Yours is just cute as can be. Like you CW blocks.

Cheryl said...

Love, love your winter quilt. I'm a huge fan of Country Threads also. Loving the red and white!

Wendy said...

The winter quilt is so cute and love love the red and white you are working on.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Another sucessful project finished and darling. I am sure the sample will sell lot's of pattern for the shop.

Your red and white triangle blocks are striking---look forward to see what you are going to do with them.

Carolyn :)

Aunt 'Reen said...

What an adorable winter scene!
Your civil war blocks look beautiful as usual.
Can't wait to see how your red & white quilt turns out!

Karen said...

The winter snowman quilt is a hit with me. I like almost every pattern Country Threads has done. And I own many of them. I don't think I have this one, though.

Darlene said...

Oh, I love the Winter Snowmen quilt - it's adorable.

I need to get by TOWQS soon - it's been WAY too long.

Kathie said...

just love that winter snowman quilt tooo cute, oh great blocks too, nothing better then red and white can't wait to see more!
Kathie

Merilyn said...

Cheryl, your Snowman quilt is very cute!!! The CW blocks are beautiful as always, and I look forward to seeing what your red/white quilt blocks become!!!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

The snowman and mitten piece is oh-so charming. It sure would warm up any home in the midst of winter! Nice work on the the Civil War BOWs!