More applique and a sweet "thank you" gift

Well. . . I have been sewing like crazy all week.

This is what the spikey basket block from the Roseville Album quilt looked like at the beginning of the week.  Just one spike done with four more plus 27 flowers to go.  (Along with 6 of those little squiggly things that might be leaves or might be spent blossoms.  I can't really tell.

And this is what it looks like today.  I've done 18 of those little flowers and only 9 more to go.

I have a blue spike and a melony pink spike yet to applique.  Then comes the basket and there are birds at each bottom corner.

It doesn't look like anything but bright fabrics at this point but it will look great when it comes all together.  At least that is what I'm hoping.

I hope to finish it this week but we've got a reunion coming up which means cooking and cleaning the house for company.

I'm sure I'll be able to squeeze in some applique time.  (Priorities, you know!)

I received the cutest pair of Dresden coasters from Lyn in Australia.  She was my doll swap recipient and took the time to make and send this "thank you" gift.  Wasn't that the nicest?  It's even hand quilted.  Just so sweet.  I love things that are tiny.  Thanks so much Lyn!

I still haven't got a quilt on the frames.  It's been weeks since I did any hand quilting.  This is so unlike me.  It's usually my respite from the busy things of life.  There's a quilt hanging on the frames and the backing fabric is all pre-shrunk.  Gotta get busy~

Hope the beginning of the week is full of possibilities for quilts and family and food like mine is~

I've linked up with Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts who is now having the link-up on her blog instead of at Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara who is no longer doing a link-up.


The coasters are adorable. And, I adore your fabric choices for this block!
Judy Hansen said…
The Roseville Album project is a beautiful work of art. I applaud you for making it, and am looking forward to your progress on this block when the basket and birds are added in. Thanks for posting on Design Wall Mondays.
Karen said…
The fabric you used for those spikey things is really neat. Good choices.
Janet O. said…
You have made great progress--I am really impressed.
What sweet coasters. I am really taken with Dresdens, now that I have made my first one. : )
wow this is going to be gorgeous :)
O'faigh said…
Glad my small gift arrived safe and sound and happy to make a new blogging friend

Popular posts from this blog

Is quilting really on the wane?

Spittin' Seeds on Ringo Lake Finish and Sweet Land of Liberty Block 1

3 Marigolds