Archive | February 2014

Here’s a Redwork Project.

My oldest granddaughter started embroidering these blocks several years ago. She soon tired of the project and I finished them. They were set aside for several years and I decided to sew them up last week.

I decided on a snowball block design and here is what I came  up with.

Embroidered Redwork Crib Quilt

Embroidered Redwork Crib Quilt

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What do you do . . .

on a cold and windy day?

You quilt on the Grandma’s Flower Garden quilt you have been working on since 2006!

Since joining the Maple Leaf Quilt Guild in January 2006, I have learned many new techniques. One of them has been English paper piecing. I started piecing this quilt in the fall of 2006 using this technique. Many thousands of hexagons later the piecing project has moved into a quilting project.

I started quilting this project last November. Now, I am two-thirds finished. I’m starting the home stretch and should have it finished by the first of April. I’m taking my time quilting and not rushing.

My stitches aren’t teeny-tiny and some of my stitch-in-the-ditch is crooked but I don’t care; it just makes it more uniquely my quilt.

Here are some pictures of a flower during the quilting process.

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Unquilted flower block.

Quilted flower block.
Quilted flower block.

 

A Splash of Color

It is great to have some color in winter. My amaryllis bulbs should be blooming all through March and into April. Hopefully the snow will be gone by then!

Salmon Colored Amaryllis

Salmon Colored Amaryllis

Another view of amaryllis.
Another view of the amaryllis.