Monday was a busy day, I’m trying to get a few things done around the house and prepare an applique block for my trip. The lady I ordered my thread from is sending the thread to my sister’s place so I well be able to work on my block after all — The Teacher’s Pet located in Louisiana when Kathy realized I needed the thread for a project I was taking with me on a trip she suggested sending it to my sisters house – I hadn’t even though to ask her that – very good customer service – because of Martin Luther King Day the mail was not going out yesterday and I was not going to get it before I left! Still some tiny flowers to get in place but this is what the applique block looks like so far – I eyeball placement don’t really care for plastic overlay. Midnight Garden – this is wool applique but the pattern is for needle turn it is by Deborah Kemball. This is the first of 9 blocks for it – a nice size wall hanging. I cut my blocks at 14 or 15 inches they are to be finished at about 13 I think, but really you can determine that yourself when the block is done. Embroidery tendrils from the flowers and leafs wander across the blocks joining them in the end. I will be working this in buttonhole or whip stitch – I will look at Deborah’s instructions for fancy stitches and see if I can manage any without ruining the piece.
Baby quilt is done and ready for donation this year – finished at 36 x 46 inches. Washed & dried complete with label. Linking to Esther’s Quilt Blog.
One more Scrappy Basket almost finished – need to finish the handle and the little cutout. I planned to finish it last night before I got started quilting. I have had a few ask where is the pattern for this quilt – it can be found in the book called “When the Cold Wind Blows” a Blackbird Design – the quilt itself is called “Trick or Treat” and was done in orange and brown colors – I think there are a variety of patterns out though using this scrappy basket but I do not know the names of the others.
and this is where I picked up last night on the Postage Stamp quilt. When I get done with this sixth row going across I want to go back to the other side and finish the sixth row on that side of the quilt – some of the 6th row of blocks are only partially done that happened while I was getting used to being on a hoop instead of the frame.
Blogging friend Teri has a cooking blog – she also does some quilting and said she is cleaning house and going through her quilting things she has 4 kits that she will be finding new homes for – here is her link – Cooking My Way To Retirement – you might want to keep an eye out for a couple days and see what she has.
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