Thursday, July 19, 2018

OMG...my apologies

I just came across all the comments in my awaiting moderation file!
Thank you everyone for your kind comments! 
Hopefully, I have cured the problem and will get notification of comments in the future!
My apologies for not responding to each and everyone of them until now.
This is Garden Whimsy by Timeless Traditions Quilts.
Fabrics and wool prepped by me.
Stitched by my partner in crime,
Deb.

Progress

The third block of Yoko Saito's Floral Bouquet wall hanging is all prepped. 
I am on schedule since this is my August goal!


Mostly finished with these two blocks...
just missing a few design elements that hopefully are on their way.
These are 2 of a series of 5 patterns by a new artist/designer, Alison Lang.
 Alison is a fibre artist and you can view her work here....www.alisonlangartist.com.
 Her series of bird designs, done in wool applique, will be an exclusive series at TOWQS.
 Look for her patterns to be released in the fall of 2018. She makes art quilts, dolls, art sculpture birds, tableaus that resemble New Mexican tin work, collages, and art books. In recent years, her work has been on display at the Nuveen Galley in Whitehall, MI, and won best of show for a wool applique.

We are headed to Switzerland soon for another outdoor adventure with my sister and brother-in-law.
 I have been training some, but not enough. Wish me luck!
I'll take handwork for the long flights, 
so I should have more to show when I return.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Spooky!

It is spooky how motivating blogging can be.
Less than a week ago I declared I would finish this one and 
ta-dah, albeit I only had one more block to fuse and stitch.
But  now a UFO is a flimsy!
Needs some buttons added when I get home and then off to the quilter.
Merrie Halloween by Buttermilk Basin. 

Finished 2 out of 3 panels of my Halloween Campers, 
also by Buttermilk Basin.
Changed the design of this one a tad...
it will hang vertically instead of being a long runner.
Unfortunately, it will not get finished while I am at the cabin.
I did not bring enough of the lime green wool with me.

We are headed to the Rocky Mountains for a week so I prepped some handwork to take along.
Once I stitch it down with wool thread, lots of fun embellishing will be added.
This will be bordered with fall fabrics and become a runner, 
again, designed by Buttermilk Basin.

Enough work on UFOs!
On to a new project...City Bucket and this is my first block.
Ran out of Plum Marmalade thread, so I will have to finish the bullion knots when more arrives.
I bought the pattern for this 2 years ago while at market from
Amy McClellan of American Quilting in Orem, Utah.
She calls it her 'Market Bucket.'
Then I saw this photo on Pinterest.
Apparently, Kerry Green was the original designer
 and I love the bright fabrics and contemporary designs she used, 
so that is how I will make mine. 
She graciously shared her original drawings of the 'little blocks' used in her City Bucket.
 I will use a combination of both her designs and Amy's for my bucket.