Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tis the Season First 3 Blocks, My Garden and Pony Express

I have been busy stitching my Tis the Season blocks for Chookyblue's Stitch-A-long.  They are quick and easy and so much fun.  I love the look of the variegated thread.



Here is Block 2 of My Garden


and my progress on my Pony Express blocks.  These are fun to make using the Square in a Square technique

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Postcard Cuties for Winter, A Gardener's Journal, A Kitten's Tale 3

So my daughter, Emily, and I have been working on Postcard Cuties for Winter together and finished our first blocks.  Emily is blanket stitching with black - it looks great and really stands out.  Her block is on the left and mine is on the right.  It is so great to be working on this project together.  Emily is already stitching her second block.

I also finished Block 3 of A Kitten's Tale.  It reminds me of my dog, Molly, and my cat, Rory. I ordered the pattern from Pastimes on Line - love Valerie.

AND yes, yippee, I have finished quilting A Gardener's Journal.  Emily is holding it up for me.  The binding is on, I just have to stitch it down.

My dog is laying under the top of the quilt in this picture

and here is a close up of the quilting - I quilted flowers in the border.

Off to sew down the binding.

Happy Stitching, Lori

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Daughter and I

My youngest daughter, Emily (12) and I have started stitching Postcard Cuties for Winter together.  I am using the fabrics Anne Sutton used in her original quilt and Emily has picked her own which are gorgeous.  Mine are on the left and Emily's are on the right.  What do you think?

We are working on our first blocks, which I will post when they are done.