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Saturday, April 26, 2014

All I Need

Over the span of the last 3 years I've been learning quilting. It started with needleturn applique, then went to piecing, then hand quilting... 

Then came the February 2012 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine... page 65 caught my attention with Minick & Simpson's "Center Stage" wall quilt...

Red & White... classic!

That center medallion... I could needleturn applique it... or, I could use fusible web and machine applique the edges... hmmmm... my dopey ol' Kenmore doesn't "do" blanket stitch... bummer... those curves on the medallion are kinda tight to be fussing with needleturn... let's play with that stinkin' Kenmore one more time and see if it can make a good edging stitch...

and so it did..

.... and I like it even MORE than that boring ol' "been there done that blanket stitch"... :-)

So, the center medallion is complete... some piecing is next...

Saturday night's sewing life lesson is...

"Sometimes you already have everything you need"

Good night...

~Sharon



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tavern House Block 3

Well... we finally have some sunshine and warmer weather on the horizon! Yippeee! What a loooong and sloooooow awakening it has been for Spring, huh? All around blogland I'm seeing pics of yards still filled with snow... will those flower heads ever be able to pop up and sway in the warm breezes? Soon.... very soon...

Pam (no blog) and I are still stitching along on Tavern House (a wool quilt design by Maggie Bonanomi). I just finished Block 3...


Once all the prep gets done, the stitching is relaxing and very enjoyable. As I mentioned before, I will most likely go back and add some decorative stitches to this piece... but, before I begin that process I'd like to get all the main pieces stitched to the blocks... and see how the blocks interact with one another... for all I know, the simplicity of these blocks may be just right?

I also have one more of these posie pinkeeps to show... this one is using the original wool that came with the kit... notice that I went a bit crazy with those french knots in the center? lol!


A fellow blogger named Jayne was nice enough to stop by my blog and leave a comment... so (naturally) I had to visit her blog and see what High Upon The Hill was all about! ;-) While there, I discovered pictures of beautiful quilts, fabrics and fun gatherings of friends! You should hop on over there and check it out for yourself... maybe even leave a comment and become a follower!? Have some fun and share some bloggy-love!!!! :-)

Until next time... stay healthy & keep on smiling!

~Sharon

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