Saturday, April 11, 2015

Choices, Choices, Choices

I finished the Mar BOM just in the nick of time.  I'm pretty happy with my plums.  Apr is a Tiger Lily but I think I need to buy some yellow fabric before I get started.  But, I need some time off to get to the fabric store.  Which means, it could be awhile.
Since it's prom season, I decided to dig out my State Flowers quilt.  I seem to only work on this during season.  Seriously.  I've been working on this for YEARS.  I started back when I was working at Sweet Annies.  Maybe 4 years now, close to 5?  There's a lot of states.

Montana was quick and easy...  I finished in 3 days.
Pennsylvania, however took 2 years.  I've decided I hate embroidered wild rose.  SO MANY states have the wild rose as their flower.


I was really curious what I had so far.  I laid them all out and it turns out this is going to be a HUGE quilt.  The funny thing is, the original idea was to add solid squares between each flower.  There are still 15 more to go.  I've got a few really ugly ones.  I totally regret using pale pink and white on my flowers.  And, South Carolina was just ugly for ugly's sake.  The plan right now is to finish them this prom season.  If they ever become a quilt, will be another issue.

Life is all about choices.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Spring

Hi there, friends!  It's been all kinds busy around these parts.  I hope you have all had a chance to enjoy some fabulous weather lately.

I thought I'd take a moment and show you what I've been working on.

This is my 2nd 'Neighborhood' entry for the quilt show this summer.  But, since it's the opposite of a neighborhood, I've already started another one...

I've decided to call this the Irish Country Side.  It's based on a photo I saw on Pinterest.  I basically played with some different embroidery stitches to decide which flowers got planted in my gardens.  I feel like adding just a few more boullion roses down in the far bottom left corner.  I'm particularly fond of the crocheted rose.  And, the fat sheep.

On to my third 'Neighborhood'...

Another Pinterest photo.  It's hard to tell but the little cone of flowers on the door is woven.  There's a little handle on the door.  The rose vine is couched and the roses are french knots.  Eventually, I'm going to add a pot of something on the left of the door.  And, maybe a something on the right of the door.  Not sure what. Maybe a topiary?  I kind of feel like that might be too high class for this neighborhood.
Roberta Anne with an 'E' got another addition, too.  This month shes tasting a strawberry.  I was feeling a little weird about this one because of the greens I used.  In person, they blend a little too well with each other.  They do photograph well, though.
This is 'Love In The Mist'.  It's a Y-seam nightmare.  I only have 5 more to go but it is absolutely the reason I have no desire to sit at my sewing machine right now.

There's more but I'll put it in another post as not to bore the snot out of everyone!

Happy Easter!