Thursday, February 11, 2010

Summer's Gone



It took a bit of time, but I final stitched my first Sweet Nostalgia block.  Borders will be done in 1930's fabric and I plan to add them as each block is made.  Also, I took the opportunity to test out some Cosmo thread and was pretty pleased.  It is a little smoother then DMC, but like DMC, it does fuzz some, but a very nice addition to my thread collection.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I have yet to make a Valentine's Day quilt.  So, for this year, my Dear Jane Valentine's block will have to do.  Vivian at Quilts and a Mug had an anniversary giveaway and I won a lovely bundle of reproduction fat quarters.  Click here to see my winnings.  Quilts and a Mug is one of my most favourite blogs to visit, so this was a special win.  Thank you Vivian!

Are you a cat lover?  If so, you may be interested in Catalicious by Red Brolly.  Bronwyn Hayes will be posting, each month, a free stitchery cat design.  Click here to download first block.  Right now, I am machine quilting my Country Calendar stitchery quilt and plan to have it finished, binding and all, by Sunday.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

12 comments:

Karen said...

Good job on your Sweet Nostalgia block. I traced three of the designs onto the background and purchased thread, though not Cosmos. Ready to go.

Crispy said...

What a pretty piece of stitchery!! Isn't it fun to try new threads? Congrats on the nice win too :0)

Crispy

Quilt Hollow said...

Fantastic job on this stitchery! Looks wonderful.

Dorothy said...

Karen, your September block looks wonderful!
Glad you were able to give the Cosmo threads a try.

Robin said...

Your Sweet Nostalgia block is lovely with all of the wonderful bright colors. Congrats on your win too... I have a feeling you'll be putting all of those fat quarters to use in no time. :)

Thanks for the link to the stitchery. I love kitties! :)

Janet said...

Perfect workmanship. Looking forward to seeing it all together.

Vivian said...

I'm so glad you got the FQs. I know you'll put them to good use.
That's definitely a SWEET Nostalgia block you've made. Looking forward to seeing more. I'm not a confident stitchery person, but I enjoy seeing work that others do. They'll look perfect with 30s fabric framing them.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Your stitchery is just beautiful. Can't wait to see your country calendar. Have fun with your winnings too!!
Take care,
~Karen~

Meredith said...

Your hand work is lovely. That will look great surrounded by 1930s fabric

Viviana said...

Your work is very very beautiful!!
Viviana

Franke Sinks said...

Your stitching looks absolutely fantastic! Congratulations.

quilt32 said...

Love the block with the school bus and the kids. Your work is so gorgeous.
Lillian