Sharing my adventures in quilting and my love of applique.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I'm all over the place
If you have read my blog in the past you will know that I have lots of projects on the go at once. This really works for me as I always have something different to work on and I rarely get bored. Almost everything gets done eventually and I am thrilled that the center of my Captain Russell inspired quilt is now done. Just ready for a trimming and then I will sew it together. I'm not doing the borders, partly due to a lack of interest and mostly because of size, so this one is almost a completed top.
And here is my Christmas top finished. The photo is crap, cause I am a lousy photographer and cause it was just to big for DH to hold, but hopefully you get the idea.
Sadly I didn't have enough of the backing fabric that I had planned to use so while thinking about that I practiced some piecing with the leftover scraps. One of my next projects calls for lots of little 4 1/2 in star blocks so I used the time to test my pattern. I decided not to use the method called for and wanted to make sure I knew what I was getting into. Perhaps they will go into the back or maybe a new little project.
And here is what I did today. Sorry, again another crappy photo but not everything is glued or pinned in place so I could only lay it flat. This is from the book "Pennies from Heaven" and I added some silk applique to the wool. I belong to a small group "Wooly Women" which was formed after a Sue Spargo workshop, where we work on embellishing our wool projects. Since I finished the project from the workshop, I needed to get something to work on for our next meeting. I hope to embellish this with lots of embroidery and beading so it should be a fun project. So what will I work on tomorrow?