Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday July 27

Wow, it's Wednesday again.  Here are some pics from this week's work.  The center of Hearts Desire is finished, two of the borders are finished.  I have to spend some time today making some more of those tiny circles for the borders and cutting out a few more leaves.  I haven't worked on the border corners yet.  I didn't trust myself to do it Esther's way and assemble the border and then insert the  center blocks.  I will put my borders onto the quilt, then miter the corners and then do the flower pot appliques.
The tote bag was an afterthought, had some pretty fabrics in fat quarters and an embroidery design that I wanted to use.  Picture doesn't show the embroidery too well, it is a tiny cross stitch.
NY Beauty is still a WIP, I am really slow at free motion quilting, and do quite a bit of un-stitching when I am not happy with the result.
So, it is back to work for me.  My Designer SE doesn't usually like invisible thread, but she is behaving herself this time. 


  1. What a beautiful top yours is. You work really fast! I'm still working on the corner blocks, it takes lots of time, but I love it. I too decided to make the centre top first and then the borders, it's less stressfull I think.
    Mac (in the Netherlands)

  2. You have been busy! This is looking fabulous. And I love your centre block. I agree with MAC too, take your time, there's no rush! Make all the centre blocks before worrying about the borders. You will get there. Thank you for sharing this! I love it!

  3. This is coming along beautifully love your choice of colours. I am ready to start handstitching the borders whew... oh no I still have to make those circles. LOL

  4. Pat, I love reading about your work. What you have done to Ester's design is beautiful. Your colors are peaceful and yet bright enough to bring a smile to my face. I love the background fabric, do you remember what it is called? I guess I had better get of my butt and get cracking now that my desk is all cleared up for the next 3 months, before the grand kids come visiting. Cheers from Sydney.... Denise