So sweet and delicious to indulge in applique once again. I'm back working on my Civil War Bride quilt and about halfway finished block ten. This will be my fifth block of twenty. The stems and strawberries have been appliqued and now I'm working on the berry tops and leaves.
Prepped and ready to go are thirty 1930's Klosjes. That also finishes up the last of my background fabric, but I have been on the lookout and was successful in finding other fabrics that match nicely. So, I am still aiming for 500.
Hanging among the tablecloths was this long since forgotten cross-stitch, of quilt blocks, from 1996. A pleasant surprise, but I really don't know what I would do with it other then hang it back in the closet.
My Sewing Chair
I can't tell you how long I have been working on this block, but it sure felt good to finish it up over Christmas along with my last two Ring in the New! blocks.
I will honor Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
How bountiful is the good earth.
I am a little overdue for a One Flower Wednesday report, but I have been working on my garden, every Wednesday at teatime and now have 43 flowers joined together.
As I piece my flowers together I continually change my thread to match the colour of the darker of the two flowers I am joining together. This way, I don't have to worry about that odd stitch that makes its way to the top of the quilt being noticeable. Does anyone else change thread colours as they go along?
Last Saturday, at Sew Saturday, I spent the day working on my Confetti doll quilt. I just love the diamonds and squares pattern and as each row is added the more I love it. About three more rows to go, then the center will be finished.
And, speaking of doll quilts, I ordered three of Kathleen Tracy's books; Prairie Children and Their Quilts, Remembering Adelia and her soon to be released book, The Civil War Sewing Circle. The first two books have arrived and I like what I see. It is going to be a fun year of little quilts.
Until next time.....happy quilting!