Monday, April 21, 2014

The last of the thread painting

It is just so much fun to come home from work and sit down and loose myself in the FMQ / thread painting of my Dr Who Quilt.

I wasn't the biggest fan of the scarf block until I gave it some character with thread.


For the Hello Sweetie block, I outlined the 'letters' and then stippled around them.  (Excuse the threads that need trimming....)


Last by not least is the TARDIS.  I may go back and FMQ in the windows - not sure I like how they are popping up.


Here is the overall quilt before the FMQ journey started - 




Happy Stitching!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!




I hope you are having a lovely Spring day to celebrate Easter!





Happy Stitching!

Friday, April 18, 2014

A new mini

Used a mini charm pack of Moda Tapestry to make this mini.




The pattern is Round and Round.  I'm thinking about straight line quilting for this one.  It was quite fun so perhaps I'll make another!


Progress on my April row for Quilt Doodle's quilt along.  This is a mystery BOM.  I am making this wall hanging size which means it will be smaller in both height and width.  I expect I will skip a row and skip one the the blocks.

In addition to the stars, I've got my snowmen and the house block done.  Will likely do the tree but I am waiting to see what May and September blocks bring.


(Note, I did not use my treadle to assemble these blocks - does make for a great photo op!)


Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Craving for geese

Geese, geese and more geese.


Had a craving for geese so I took a couple of pretty squares from my Road 15 layer cake and started a new project.  Just love these blues and greens.



I am going to make a small quilt for my daughter to give to her host family.  I like this Road 15 fabric for the colors as well as the cities and towns text fabric.  Most of these are from the US, but there are cities throughout the globe there as well.

And my street address is on this fabric as well.  I managed to use the street text in this mini I had made - the bottom left black fabric has the address.


This is my favorite kind of quilt- great fabric and design as I go.  I've a basic idea of where I'm headed but the creativity is in the discovery.


Happy Stitching!