Saturday, January 21, 2017

RSC17: January - purple

I met all my targets for RSC17 PURPLE this week.  I work better when I have specific goals!

Here is a whole flock of small PURPLE geese for Mountain Meadow ...

... and a few PURPLE mini bows to round out the color assortment in that block collection.

Angela has challenged us to FINISH a set of RSC blocks, and my mini bows have volunteered to achieve that goal by the end of the month :)

And finally, I assembled my PURPLE Flutter crib quilt -- next week this one will get quilted and finished!



Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017



Wednesday, January 18, 2017



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

En Provence

I spent an hour of quality time with En Provence, and worked one of the stars out to its conclusion at the corner.  Borders will come later, but this demonstrates what the pieced center will look like.
 Assembly goes slowly: the sub-unit creation and 'thinking' part is done now, so I just need to trudge along and get it together.

I have enough of this novelty print for the back.  I'm targeting March for completion so I can use the quilt at Easter time in April.

The rest of my book order came today :)


Monday, January 16, 2017



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

I'm launching a new handwork activity this week ...

I've been appliqueing the first block of a 30s-repro calendar quilt.  This will also be a hand quilted project, using big stitch and perle cotton.

 My version , inspired by this photo, will have twelve monthly blocks made up of 1930s-style  seasonal novelty prints. 

I have, among other available fabrics, a complete set of Judie Rothermel's Through the Year fabric line dating back to circa 2003.  My 30s stash is very extensive.

At only one block per month, this will develop at a
'Slow Sunday' pace :)

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