Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

So, I thought I'd taken a bunch of pictures of things as I went but apparently, I have not...  Maybe I'll remember to come back to that later.  I finished the borders of the QOV from last month.  It's decent but not spectacular.  I thought I had to have it done by the quilt show but they don't need it after all.  Naturally, I haven't touched it since I found out I wasn't in a hurry.  Also, Art Nouveau got pieced and borders.  It looks fantastic!  Why did I pack it away before taking a picture??  My brain is fried.  I also finished the ribbon rose bouquet.  No picture.

Last week, I made it to Crazy Quilt group.  I was sick with an ear infection but it was so nice to see friends and hang out.  They inspired me to go home that night and dig out my needle & thread.

 A guy in our IT department at work came to me a few months ago with a picture from the internet of this project telling me he'd found my next project.  A week later, another guy from IT was like, "Hey, you remember that picture?  How much will it cost me?"  It was really fun to make.  My kids' all thought is was funny, too.  SnarkyArtCompany on Etsy has a ton of very fun patterns, if you've got an interest!
 I finally took the plunge and started my first Baltimore Album quilt!  I think around Easter, I just got a hankering for it.  I'm using Ellie Sienkiewicz's Beloved Baltimore Album Quilts.  I'm also using her 3D flower methods.  This first one is hand dyed silk ribbon. 
 This next one is fabric flowers and satin buds.  At first I found the colors kind of boring.  After working on color bombs like the Hungarian Heritage and Art Nouveau, the cream background had me a little freaked out.   When I saw a few of them together on the design wall, I started to like them more.
 The third one is all fabic with an embroidered M in the center.  The M is filled with chain stitch, I may need to go fill in some gaps because the picture makes them look like sparkles.  No sequins, just gaps in my stitching.
 I did this one this weekend.  It's yellow yo-yos and pearls.  The tiny blossoms are a variegated ribbon that is rouched in the center.  It has a special name that I'm always forgetting.   BTW, these are 8" blocks.
And, there you have it.  I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.  I know I did!  Rich got me the Bond 50 collection of James Bond movies.  Lots of stitching/ movie marathon time in my future!  Talk to you soon!


  1. Beautiful work, Heather! Don't know how you get all this done -- during your busy season yet! Question: what thread did you use on the crazy quilt block shown with the X type pattern and beads? I want to try some large stitch quilting and am unsure what to use.

  2. Lovely blocks! Glad you're over your ear infection and back with needle & thread!

  3. I must say that I hope you can be convinced to unearth Art Nouveau and share pictures...pretty please? Of course you know I love to see crazy quilting too. I can see why it would be somewhat of a shock to the system to be working with the latest colour scheme after spending so much time being immersed in the jewel tones of the AN project.