.....it all began with one thread....

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pretty Birds

Not my usual colors...every now and then I am trying to get away from the color palette I normally choose.  These bright colors are very different from my "norm," that's for sure!  But I did really like the original colors that Erin Russek is using in her latest free Block of the Month design called My Tweets.  I was able to locate a few of the same fabrics for this one.  Those I couldn't find, I tried to match closely.
 This is my Block 1m which I worked on in between all the pieces I have been doing for my Heart's Desire blocks for this month.  Those blocks are coming together very slowly, since I am trying to do all four at once.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Puns Galore

OK, I didn't do it.  I was going to post a "punny" title, but didn't.  Which does not mean I resisted posting the ones that came to mind..."Hare Ye, Hare Ye"...."Hare's Looking at You"...."Hare We Go"....OK...enough...sorry, but I did say I couldn't resist.   A small look at the beginning of my version of Esther Aliu's Golden Rabbit (which she said was really a hare).

I was having a little fun when I was doing the embroidery for the eye....can you see her eyelashes? ;)
I am not sure at this point whether they will stay or not.

Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

~ Bits and Pieces ~

It seems like all I have been doing lately is working on "pieces" for my four Block 4 of Heart's Desire.
Lots are ready, but there are still many more to do...all the leaves and flowers.  I am trying to take
Esther's suggestion and have an "assembly line" type production of all my pieces.  As of today, all flowers baskets - done.  Corner circles - done.  Sawtooth (eight of those paper-pieced buggers) - done!

And I have all my other blocks complete with the exception of the eight scalloped borders (which I am working on now.)  Now to tackle some flowers, stems, thorns and leaves!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blessings of Spring

The first block for this ten month Block of the Month by Jennifer Bosworth of Shabby Fabrics is shown above.  Pretty spring flowers along with one of my favorite patchwork patterns, the pinwheel.
Next month - another of my absolute favorites - ladybugs!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Where did it go?

It seems like it was the beginning of May yesterday, doesn't it?  Where did the past two weeks go?  Well, for me, the time has been spent working on my three blocks that consisted of Part 3 for the Heart's Desire quilt by Esther Aliu. (no pictures, just yet)

  On the fifteenth, Esther released the next part.....FOUR blocks for Part 4.  Yikes!!
And we cannot assemble any of the parts yet.  Esther tells the group that all will be revealed next month....I have my doubts as to whether I am going to be able to complete all four blocks for this part by next month.  B u t.....I did make a start. Finally.  I was so overwhelmed by the amount of work for each block...I think I got quilter's block....is there such a thing?  You know, like a writer gets writer's block and cannot write?  Well, when I saw the new block (which is beautiful, by the way), I froze.  Literally, my brain could not come up with anything.  It (my brain, that is) finally relaxed.  I chose some fabrics from my choices for this quilt for the corner flower pots.  Here are all the pieces, not assembled yet, but ready.

I have used the black/gold checkered fabric only in the center and here, as it does tend to really draw your eyes to it.
Now!  Time to work on some bias stems. :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Henrietta, again!

Can you believe another month has gone by since the last block for Henrietta Whiskers by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs?  Each block is just cuter than the last.  This one has Henrietta's little baby!  It will be the center block within the whole quilt.  Now to finish up my other two versions, as well as my blocks for Heart's Desire.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Wishing all the Mom's a wonderful day full of joy and laughter with your loved ones. :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lotsa Little Leaves

All ready to be positioned and appliqued on the first block of My Tweets.  And, yep, they are resting on a paper plate (which coincidentally has leaves on it).  Erin Russek, the designer of My Tweets, had suggested the paper plates as a way to organize all the different elements to applique for the block.  You can then stack them, use the one you need and and rearrange all your little pieces easily. 

Erin recently completed a block for a different project where she shows you how to weave a basket with bias strips.  Beautiful!