Friday, February 28, 2014

February progress update

Sue Spargo was in town and taught a 2 days workshop on how to embroider on wool. We started with this kit. We prepared the kit to this point before class. I am still adding to my top; but this is where it all starts. If you have a chance to take one of her classes I say, just do it.

Benjamin Biggs block 2 has been completed and block 3 should be coming on March 1st. I am loving making these blocks.

This lovely block is very old and needed to be repaired and finished up. It is actually completed; but this is the beginning. I did applique this Italian silk to the corner of the block to fill in a gap. 

Soupçon is up to date to step 4. It measures 17" to this point and the next border (step 5) will have hexies that are 1/2". Let the fun begin.
The last step (6) will be available on March 14th. 
I will add more embroidery to the center; but I will wait until it is quilted to add beads.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Quilting finished in January 2014


End of January and I have finished a few more of the "work in progress."
Flower Garden is almost all pieced. I have all the 1139 squares sewn into sashings; but not yet attached to the top. It is hanging like this (top photo), on my design wall so I can see it as a whole.
I also finished 2 more blocks for the Beyond the Cherry Tree (BTCT), top. I still have 2 more to go and all 4 borders; but I just enjoy the sewing.
To be honest, I always dreaded the grape block; but it was fast and fun to make. Who knew?
I have already prepared another BTCT block. I am also finishing an wool applique for a Sue Spargo workshop coming up.
Time to turn on the TV for Super Bowl and some sewing time.

Busy design wall

BTCT block 16

BTCT block 24

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