Friday, April 29, 2011

Under My Needle

This has been a busy week of continued quilting on the Civil War Bride quilt. I do not really have pictures to show, I am still working on the quilting around the appliques. I have taken some little breaks from the bride. Linda brought over this little baby quilt and these adorable aprons for me to quilt.

The aprons are such a great project for a charm pack of fabric and another yard or so of solid fabric for the bottom border, back and ties and binding.

I also have been embroidering the little blocks for the vintage baby quilt. The pattern is for a baby quilt, but I am going to make two smaller doll quilts out of these blocks.

Finally I have been collecting some red and green fat quarters. I love the civil war reproduction reds and poison greens, and one yellow for contrast. It is hard for me to choose the greens. There are not a lot of the true poison greens,out there, do you go with the olive greens for a light green to add contrast? I am not sure about those two light greens in this pile, the solid looks better in person. I don't really know what this collection will be used for, but I like red and green applique quilts. I am kind of leaning to the Mary Mannakee quilt, time will tell.

Happy Stitching,



  1. I LOVE the pattern you have quilted on those cute aprons!! I can hardly wait to see pics of the CWB :0)

    I don't think those lighter greens work either as the other fabrics are so much brighter (IMHO) LOL. Maybe Kathie at Inspired By Antique Quilts can give you some sources for more of the poison greens. I know she was using bright CW fabris for her applique project....shoot you know that, I just saw that you follow her too LOL.


  2. It looks like a fun diversion! Soemtimes jsut changing projects gives us the renewed energy we need to keep plugging.
    I love your new fabrics!!