Sunday, April 27, 2014

Quilting through traveling

We recently had to go install some things in the cars in Northern Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan.  We traveled through Shawano (pronounced in two syllables) and it was dotted with Barn Quilt blocks around every turn.  It was absolutely delightful.

I included this picture because it makes me laugh out loud.  I was having to take the pictures from the car going at 55 - 65 mph because my husband was in a hurry.  Where did that pole come from and one second later on the shutter and it wouldn't be there.  Too funny!

This one was my favorite.  Too bad I didn't have time for a close-up.

 These next four are from sheds right next to each other.

Too bad I couldn't get a close-up of this one.  It's quite technical.

This one was in downtown Shawano.

This bridal bouquet block makes me think of a turkey tail in these colors.  Anyone want to give it a try?

That's all for now.  I'll save the rest for another post.

I don't have much time for quilting right now so I am enjoying my craft any way I can.  Right now I'll have to be content with the efforts of others.  Keep posting.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I finished my Apple Pie Ridge Star block

I finally finished my Apple Pie Ridge Star 9 1/2" block.

I saw the Apple pie ridge star block for the first time Here on the Quaker Quilt Blog.  I was fascinated by it and wondered why there was only one block done in each Baltimore Album-type quilt.  So I drafted a pattern and got busy.

Now after sewing one I understand.  It was quite tricky.

I want to surround it and have made sixteen 3" churn dash blocks but I need to add a small border to make the block the right size.  I can't decide if I like the cheddar or the purple better.

I also need to make 4 more little blocks - sigh~

I saw this little pattern on  Posie gets cozy byAlicia.  I decided I wanted to make one and so I ordered the pattern.  I've been working on it in the evenings and it's been fun.  I need to trim the whiskers and make her dress. 

The kit comes compete with the felt for the rabbit's body and shoes, embroidery floss, fabric for dress (Liberty of London) and yarn for the cape.  It's a little larger than I thought at 18" from ear tip to feet.

It's been fun to have a little hand sewing project.

We had snow all day today here in Wisconsin.  But, the grass is turning green and trees are budding out.  I hope those in flood watch areas will be safe.


It appears I can be talked into anything

This could be considered a squirrel project but since it's my granddaughter's and not mine - I'm not counting it as such.  I was...