Hi guys! Weekend frenzy has subsided. I set out my PB blocks today. I got a lot done at the beach!
Book cover for comparison. [by Jan Patek]
This quilt, so far!---is going fast. Either it's quite simple or I'm getting better at the applique, or the wool applique is easier. Whatever the reason, it feels rewarding.
|I'll remove the birdies' eyes before quilting. |
I like them to have faces.
I do know the pokes will take lots of time.
The left hand circles aren't entirely sewed, they extend over that seam.
I listened to everyone's advice and needle turned the silk and velvet berries. The velvet is surprisingly easy to work with.
We had a bit of rain one morning and I got my little Flag quilt made!
From Temecula Quilt Company, a freebie pattern.
Backing is a cute drab ditsy from my friend BJ.
I found a blue painted driftwood stick and stuck the flag in my crock collection.
It will be embroidered with the date, a little souvenir of a fun weekend.
I also subbed an antique quilt block that I particularly love for the Eagle block. Funny I had not realised one of the T's is wrong . I never noticed til I looked at these photos. Doesn't spoil it's charm though. I don't ''fix'' recycled vintage blocks if I can avoid it.
Work on Summertime is going slower. It has a lot of piecing this time and I so rarely have time to sit and sew in the summer. I prefer to be busy and outdoors, enjoying the long summer days. Used to be I could sit and sew for hours at night but those days are gone. I guess Mo takes up what excess energy I have.
Neighborhood note: the now-famous plastic lawn geese did NOT get 4th of July outfits! Must I start a clothing drive for them? LOL. But this smaller Geese [I think they are always geese, not a goose!] is all dressed up a few blocks away. I have NO idea what it is she is wearing but she looks so cute.
Have a great week, everyone.
|my antique swan decoy, who is cringing, |
praying I don't decide to dress him up.
He can barely tolerate his Christmas bow.
gone to the beach