Friday, January 23, 2015

How Time Flies!

Can you believe that January is almost over?
Where does the time go!
I have not been blogging, but I have been busy.
My barn quilt is at the quilter's and hopefully will be coming home soon.
With that project done,
it was time to work on my next big project...
Farm Girl Finery, designed by Kim Diehl,
 from her book, Simple Appeal.
The applique is wool.
We are offering this quilt as a BOM at the shoppe.
I love a medallion style quilt, especially one designed by Kim!
This one will adorn my guest room bed when completed.
Then I am going to play with painting the furniture in the room using chalk paint to get a rustic finish using the aqua, red and gold hues that are in the quilt. 
Wish me luck! 

I have completed a few small projects as well.
Something for Easter...
'Spring Has Sprung'
designed by Stacy of Buttermilk Basin, 
featured in the Spring issue of Primitive Quilting.
My version is a little different from her's...I framed mine and scalloped the inner background instead of the outer border.  My scallops got a little wonky though, so don't look too closely.

Finished a few punch needle projects.
These are from Threads That Bind.

And another small quilt to add to my growing collection.
Quilt Squares #4, by Lori Smith.
Reminds me how much I love small scale, scrappy quilt piecing.
These finish at 12 1/2" square.

I am still working several days a week at the shoppe and love every minute of it.  My quilting community is so important to my sanity.
Hope your new quilting year is off to a good start, too.
I'll be back next month with my finished Where the Cows Come Home!


Elyte said...

I have missed seeing your beautiful projects and you have more than made up for your absence. Good to see favourite designers reappearing but I must say that punch needle project has a lovely organic feel to it. Would it translate well into a wool or appliqué project?

Lesley said...

Your quilt top is stunning! Love each and every project, especially your Spring project. So sweet!

Janet O. said...

Hi Cheryl, Love your Kim Diehl quilt!
And I can't believe you already have the Buttermilk Basin pattern from PQ&P done! Wow--very cute. Clever background.
Lori Smith's little quilts are wonderful and you have done a great job with this one.
BTW, I'm having a giveaway of Buttermilk Basin patterns, if you are interested. Ends tomorrow.

Kyle said...

Love what you' ve been working on. So many different techniques. The little springtime chick is super sweet.. I loved working at my LQS. It was a wonderful connection for sure.

Karen said...

I want to make one of those little chicks sometime soon. It is such a cute design. said...

It looks as if you have been so busy you couldn't/didn't look at a clock till wonder time flew for you! All projects look great!

audrey said...

Farm Girl Finery is a wonderful quilt! The applique is wonderful.:) Love that last scrappy quilt too.

Carol said...

What wonderful projects! I am in love with the Lori Smith Little quilt! Gorgeous!

Barb said...

your needle punch projects are so cute! I love the veggies. Nice finishes.
pretty wool project

Me and My Stitches said...

I love all things Kim Diehl, and have all of her maybe I should actually make one of them! Great little Lori Smith quilt too - so cute!

Cathy said...

I'm such a fan of everything you do. Your work is beautiful. Hugs

Joan said...

Your projects are so beautiful. I love everything Kim Diehl and Spring Has Sprung is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

I totally quilting communty is also important to my sanity and I love seeing all your projects!!!

KMSC said...

You have been busy! I love your Kim Diehl quilt so far as well as all of your finished projects.
Thanks for so much quilty inspiration!

Sue said...

Busy girl ;-)

Just love all of your projects you have completed :-D

I always enjoy seeing all of your AMAZING projects.

Wendy said...

You've been very productive with all these projects. My favourite is the Chick pulling the wagon of flowers. So cute how you changed it.

MARCIE said...

I was glad to see Dee at the shop yesterday, but sorry I missed you! i did see these darling things you are showing there tho, and they are wonderful! I may have to make that little Lori Smith quilt. It is me to a T. And I also recognize my quilt under your punch needle project! Hello!

Lori said...

Love your quilts and the little woolie projects. Way to start the year!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Hope you are doing well. Not a recent post from you lately. Love your header photo and all your quilts.

Vic in NH said...

I hope that all is well in your life, but I miss you. Is everything okay? Should I send you some Fat Quarters?

Quilt Hollow said...

Missing you