Thursday, September 29, 2011

Backyard Visitor

We had yard work to do today, but our visitor stayed out there for quite some time, and we didn't want to disturb his nap.  We aren't very brave!  but we do enjoy seeing the wildlife.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday, Sept 25th

Just finished getting 3 quilts ready for my guild's annual show at the local college.  Sadly, this is the last year that we will have the show, our numbers have dwindled and it is just too much work for those of us who are left.  We won't be making a raffle quilt for 2012 either, same reason. 
The quilt above is called "Sew Many Blocks".  It was a block of the month for our guild, but I was having sew much fun with it, that I just kept on going until it was finished.  It is heavily quilted, but hard to see the quilting in the picture.
I finished the center of Peaceful Pathways yesterday.  It is coming together nicely, but I confess to doing a bit of un-sewing to get the triangles lined up with the HSTs.  I wasn't paying enough attention to that detail when I was adding the HST borders and a few of them weren't lined up like they should have been. 
Next project is sandwiching my Hearts Desire, basting it, deciding on how to quilt it, which is always the hardest part for me. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday, September 20

Here it is, my completed Hearts Desire top.  I am quite pleased with it, it is a lovely design.
We are settled back in Florida, lots of gardening to do, but the unpacking is completed and I can almost find everything again!  Spent the morning doing a huge food shopping trip so we can settle in and spend our time playing again.  I have to search through my stash to see if I have an appropriate fabric for the backing, otherwise a trip to the quilt shop.
My Peaceful Pathways is coming along nicely, the center is completed, I just have to hand applique the hearts.  It really went together quickly.  I have hesitated a bit on the hearts, considering a machine embroidery design that I have.  But today, I cut the hearts for applique.  I really enjoy the peaceful handwork.