Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Slowly, very slowly, it seems, my Block 4's are coming together. I finally have a second one with some of the leaves...Notice, I said "some." There are still leaves to be attached to the curved stems extending over the borders. Still needs the little bit of embroidery as well as the three tiny circles above each flower. When you first see the block, you think, "How pretty...not too much work." Well, think again! Did you see the little tiny thorns on the stems? (only 20 on each of these blocks!)
The paper pieced borders have found their home, as well as those squares with the circles. I am considering a button for the center of those large circles.
Friday, June 24, 2011
ahhh...you thought I was gonna say "You!" (you know, like the song....)But what I was going to say was Have I told you lately that I love Kansas Troubles fabrics? I got hooked on them when I started using them for my Patriots in Patchwork blocks. When Esther came out with Heart's Desire...I decided to use them again. I just received an order of fat halves of their Wrapped in Paisley line (from last year) this afternoon.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I love my little basket! :))
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Henrietta Whiskers' time again! I am definitely a bit behind, thanks to my work on Heart's Desire. The blue version of Blocks 5 and 6:
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Yep....I went off on another one today...tangent...that is. :) I was trying to be good and straighten up one of the piles where some papers and quilting books were accumulating. What do I find at the bottom? The 12 Days of Christmas pattern I had printed out after I had ordered it from Esther Aliu.
I had already pulled some nice green fabrics for the diamond log cabin blocks to be used for the background/tree part of the design. And, I had already printed out a couple of the pattern pages for the paper piecing on said diamonds....you know what happened next. ;0)
Yep....that SADD (stitcher's attention deficit disorder) or should I say, QADD (quilter's attention deficit disorder) kicked in, and I was off!
I told myself as I was piecing these that I really should be working on my block for Heart's Desire....it's sitting there, all ready, waiting for me to applique. B U T, I merely want to see if these greens all worked together. Just one more strip, then I'll work on it, I kept telling myself. The results of these 'inner discussions' are below, two diamond log cabin blocks, placed on the red background fabric I intend to use for 12 Days, too. ;))