Monday, August 22, 2011

The Witching Hour

Finally finished, my second block of the Sweet Nostalgia BOM.  I was so relaxed and enjoying myself as I stitched away on The Witching Hour that the month just zipped by.  Oh well, they don't call it the lazy days of summer for nothing!


I had a light bulb moment, but it came after I finished stitching the leaves.  The instructions called for a dark green, I should have done them in autumn colours!

It wasn't all stitchery this month as I spent many hours in my sewing room doing prep work.  First, the layout for my Twisted Tumbler blocks.  Now they are numbered and ready for hand piecing.  I also prepared my next Civil War Bride block and a wall quilt project called, October Moon.  This one had me so excited I started it right away and already half the applique is done.  Because I am moving along at a nice pace I think I will wait until I have it all quilted before I show you.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

19 comments:

Maria said...

Love your stitchery Karen.
Looking forward to seeing all your projects finished.

Fiesta said...

It looks great Karen.

*karendianne. said...

I really enjoy this block and your amazing stitches. Beautiful. You could have had the autumn colors but you know if you live in Florida it takes a longggg time for the colors to change anyway so we can pretend! :) It's all good. Ohh and you have something you're leaving us to imagine with… a tease thru the commercial break. October Moon. :)

marina said...

Your block for the sweet nostalgia looks great. I am in the process of quilting mine.
I really enjoyed stitching this project.

Crispy said...

What a sweet stitchery. Did you use a special kind of thread for the moon? It looks shiney.

Crispy

Stray Stitches said...

Your stitchery is adorable. Fall colored leaves would have looked nice but your dark green leaves look wonderful too.

Yvette said...

Now that is an adorable stitchery.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh so pretty and just so sweet.

Paula said...

Wow, the Witching Hour looks perfect, I like the moon, it is not DMC is it? And the girl's dress really turned out great. - October Moon??? Hope we don't have to wait long :-)

Take care
Paula

Melody said...

What a fabulous block, I especially like the little dog and the cat on the fence.

Merilyn said...

Love that witch on the broom!! Lovely stitchery!!!

Gerda Hartman said...

It is so adorable. Love it.

Funoldhag said...

That is such a sweet series of blocks. Good job, Karen!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Your stitching is beautiful! The witching hour is so cute and the thread color looks great.

Sheila said...

What a sweet little stitchery and you did a wonderful job!

Karen said...

Perfect for fall! I only stitched one block from that series. The one for September with the school bus. It reminded me of when I started to school. There is a lot of stitching to be done to make just one block.

averyclaire.org said...

Absolutely love your blog. I find it relaxing and calming to read. Your work is lovely as well.

Kathinca said...

I really like this stitchery. The twisted tumblers would drive me completely bleeeptwiiieeeeetbleeep. Can't wait to see that one finished tho

handmade said...

Totally sweet love it