Monday, October 29, 2012

DWM 10/29/12

I have a new project on the wall today! It is from a new Thimbleberries book pictured here:
I am making a sampler from my favorites of the blocks in this book. I love Thimbleberries patterns-Always so easy to follow! Here is a photo of the blocks I have made so far. I wanted to use some of my turquoise fabrics, since the drawer they are stored in wouldn't shut anymore! LOL! I also have a selection of Connecting threads fabrics from their Riviera collection. The colors are so bright a pretty! I'm going to make 20 of the blocks from the book. I kind of like the idea of the basket blocks in the corners of the quilt-that's why they are where they are right now! I have not decided on a setting yet.

This is a photo of my Crab Tree quilt top that I finished earlier in October. I pieced those 1/5 inch squares as Leader/enders for a really long time this year. I acturally had a fairly large stack of little 9 patches left over, so next time I make an orphan block quilt-that is where they will go!This quilt is one of my favorite Bonnie Hunter quilt designs from the book "Adventures with Leaders and Enders". I kind of bought that book to have the pattern! LOL! But there are several others I will make as well!

Be sure to stop by Judy's blog for more Design Wall Monday posts!

God bless

Monday, October 1, 2012

Design Wall Monday

I worked on the Crab Apple Tree blocks for several months, using the 1.5 inch squares for a Leader/Ender project. I have had the 1.5 inch parts done for awhile, and yesterday decided it was high time to start putting the blocks together. I love these little tree blocks! They are so cute! I'm planning to make 32 of them instead of the 25 the pattern calls for, so it will be more a twin bed sized quilt. I finished 13 of them yesterday, then dug through the stash to find fabrics for the sashing, borders, etc. I am not showing it yet, as I am not sure if I like what I picked out yesterday. I'll revisit that later!
Here's my blocks so far:

Fun quilt! Thank you Bonnie!

See Judy's blog for more Design wall photos!

Good Intentions!

When I blogged about the "Just Needle and Thread " idea that Bonnie Hunter came up with, I said I was going to work on my applique projects that I still have to finish. One was the last 4 blocks of Garden Party, and the other was my Japanese Crane panel quilt I was going to finish embroidery and applique. Well, during my vacation in September, guess what I did? I worked on my knitting! Hey, that's needle and thread too, right? I have been making the ruffled scarves to give as Christmas gifts and I also made a few for my etsy shop. In all, during vacation and since I've been home, I made 7 scarves, and have also gotten 2/3 of a sweater vest for fall done. Here's all the scarves:

Unfortunately, the applique projects are still waiting! I also have the September block for the Christmas Town Sampler to do! My hand sewing does have a new home though! I found one of those lovely sewing caddies that expand out with lots of compartments for sewing tools and projects at an antique mall in Lincoln City Oregon during our vacation. I've always wanted one and finally found one in great shape at a reasonable price! Here's photos:

I love it and it looks great by our sofa. (in these photos, it's sitting ON the sofa! LOL)

Go to Bonnie Hunter's blog for more Just Needle and Thread posts.

See my next post for my design wall photo!

God bless