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!