Saturday, July 23, 2016

Eye Fabric

Do you see eyes in this fabric?

My friend Julie and I are making the Celebrating Mary Brown quilt by Corliss Searcey together. This is actually Julie's quilt but I get the fun of helping her applique some of the blocks. This little owl block is one of my favorites in the quilt. I love the little star flowers. In the directions for this block Corliss suggests looking for fabrics with circles for the eyes and this fabric was perfect for just that.


Some of our other finished blocks are these star blocks, great opportunity for some fussy cutting of fabrics.


I have not ever stitched a feather wreath block before but again Corliss's instructions of tracing out the wreath, basting down the whole piece to the background and just trimming each feather as you needleturn worked perfectly.


Love the movement of this pink fabric chosen for the other wreath block in the quilt.


Next up are two flower wreath blocks. I am doing a little off block applique for these layered flowers.

Julie and I live in different states and it has been fun texting and showing pictures of fabric choices and block progression, to us it is called the "Friend To Friend" quilt.

I am also keeping up with my Rowdy Flat Library Quilt mystery BOM by Susan Smith. This is the center block of the quilt. It was quite a block with well over 125 little appliqués, but the result is a beautiful center.


I enjoy looking at pInterest and always get good ideas for quilting, gardening, cooking etc. My daughter gets lots of decorating ideas from Pinterest and is a big fan of Annie Sloan chalk paint. Well, being influenced by all of the before and after pictures on Pinterest and wanting a little change in my kitchen I decided to give it a try and got brave and painted all of my kitchen cabinets!

I painted them Paris Grey and really am happy with the results, I took my time and worked on them for a week between cleaning, painting two coats and waxing them so now I have my very own before and after pictures: Ta Dah...


Of coarse new cabinet color led to new cabinet hardware and then new wall color. We built our home 26 years ago so this has been a fun little "do it yourself" update that my husband has joined. Now imagine the new wood floors! We are studying you tube videos and are going to continue with this do it yourself redo.

Happy Stitching (and remodeling),



Saturday, July 9, 2016

Next in the Quilting Queue-Roseville Album

I do want to get Roseville Album quilted this summer but it keeps getting bumped down the line behind other projects. Finally today I got the top and back pressed and the quilt stretched out on my tables. I am all set up with a movie on the iPad, now I need to just keep pinning, just keep pinning ...