Wednesday, December 12, 2012

In between decking the halls,

baking, and making the laborious trek to the post office,
 I have managed to start a new applique project.
Many months ago, Deb brought this project to my attention.

Country Whig Rose by Kim Diehl.

I have the first block prepped.
I have block #2 halfway prepped and all but the circles done on block #4.
I am trying to get all the fabrics chosen and the fabric requirements calculated so that TOWQS can kit it up for a class I have scheduled to teach in February.
Needless to say, after they are all prepped, I will be stitching, stitching, stitching!

This morning I will be finishing off this X-stitch stocking for my granddaughter.
I love how my DD copied her first stocking!

And finally,
this month's PFH block.
I love the stitch we learned for the stems...it is a keeper.

Hope everyone is enjoying the season!
It finally got cold here, so perhaps it will really feel like Christmas!
Would be nice to have some of the white stuff on the ground,
but only for a day or so.


20 comments:

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

I love your new project! You will do a beautiful job I am sure! I finally got a bit of a start on my PFH block yesterday...might start it over as I am only using one color thread. I prefer to match the wool color I think!! Your latest block sure is nice!. Keep up the good work!

Sue Bennett said...

i love your new project. Can you tell me the pattern in your header? I love it.

Quilt Hollow said...

In love...yep. Loving your new project.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Love your new project too!!! Your colors and fabrics are wonderful,Cheryl.

Adorable counted cross stitch sockings for "SANTA" to fill.

:) Carolyn

Darlene said...

Oh, I love that your daughter copied her first stocking to make one for Izzy. Sweet!!!!

Your wool project is delightful - love it.

Kathie said...

oh I love your block , great fabric choices, I have always loved this quilt of Kim's too
I need to get her books out and chose one to make soon. thanks for sharing!
yes enjoy the season...wish the white stuff was on the ground here...
Kathie

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a wonderful new applique' project! I LOVE how you re-created your daughter's cross stitch stocking to pass the tradition to your grand-daughter!

Sue said...

I really love this new Applique project and the fabrics are just gorgeous ! What a VERY special Christmas stocking for your grand daughter

Lori said...

Such lovely projects! Your grand daughters stocking is adorable!!
Merry Christmas!

Me and My Stitches said...

I absolutely love your projects. I haven't seen a Kim Diehl quilt that I didn't like, and yours is going to be stunning. Your PFH block is gorgeous - beautiful stitching.

Kindred Quilts said...

Love Country Whig Rose! What gorgeous fabrics you are using. So good to see that counted cross stitch lives on in a special Christmas stocking!

Darlene D said...

I love the Kim Diehl pattern, I'm sure your version will be beautiful! It got cold here for a few days, then back to warm. Today it's cold again, hope it stays that way!

Raewyn said...

I LOVE that Kim Diehl quilt - it will be a beautiful project to work on. And I love the Pennies from Heaven block - another project that has long been on my wish list! The stockings are gorgeous - what a lovely tradition.

Maureen said...

Love your new project. So sweet that your daughter made a stocking just like hers for her daughter. Did you make the first?
I'm hoping for snow, too!

Jo said...

Love the Country Whig Rose project and your fabrics. That cross stitch stocking for Izzy is extra special!

Elyte said...

Lovely KD pattern, haven't seen that one before.
I have recently ordered one of her books on the basis of one pattern that caught my eye. I am sure that I won't be disappointed with the rest. Latest PFH block says "happy" to me. Just lovely.

Merilyn said...

Your first prepped Country Whig Rose block is just stunning!!! What a wonderful quilt! I agree your stem stitching method gives a great result with your applique block, I love it!!!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for 2013!

Karen said...

I have wanted to make the Whig Rose quilt for a very long time. Maybe you will inspire me to hop on the wagon. I think I will pull out the book and look at it.

Fiesta said...

This is so beautiful. I have 2 of Kim's books and I have yet to make any of the patterns

libbyquilter said...

LOVE this months PFH block and the extra stitching is adding so much to it~!

i can't believe how long it's been since i've visited and what a lot of wonderful eye candy i missed~!

:-)
libbyQ