The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Working on Bird Dance

After much anticipation my kit for Bird Dance arrived a few weeks ago.
The first three blocks that I'm stitching are the
Ocean Front Blue Birds.

All of these birds use the same blue wools.
The background applique fabrics are stitched first.
The wool applique for the birds is added and then all the embellishments.
Rick-rack stitched over the scalloped fabric and French knots added.
I still need to add the beak which is stitched with a woven picot stitch.

Lots of drizzle stitches are added to this bird.
The applique fabric has seed stitches added
with more to be added along the length of the fabric.
A velvet ribbon will be added, too along the edge.
Needs his beak and crown using the woven picot.
The appliqued fabric will have circles stitched with a specialty thread.
A nice variegated ribbon added to the breast using the closed fly stitch.
Needs his beak.
This is going to be such a fun and challenging project as are all
of Sue's projects.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

The Emily Munroe Quilt

I've been working on this wool quilt since the Winter of 2014
 and I can finally say I finished all 54 blocks.

 Here's the seven rows that I completed and have shared before.
The last five blocks

The blocks are all wool applique on wool backgrounds.
I tried to duplicate the look of this Civil War quilt by using only wool yarns for embellishing.
This is the back of the original Emily Munroe quilt...
courtesy of Hoopla Patterns.
It shows the foundation fabric and 'potholder' construction of the quilt.
I'm going to finish my quilt in the same manner.
You'll notice the quilt was finished without quilting or binding.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Hello Rabbit...


Whatcha got there...

A carrot...

A big carrot...
A carrot that I should have cut into
smaller pieces judging from her look.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Charity Quilt...

I've been stitching this quilt to donate to the victims of the Orlando shooting.

I still need to machine quilt it.
The Orlando Quilt Guild is sponsoring this has received so many blocks and
 so many quilts that they can also donate quilts to the first responders.
A way to let the victims, their families and the responders
know that they have not been forgotten.