Thursday, March 24, 2011

March

There has been a lot going on in the sewing room over the last few weeks.  I am over half way done with my Farmers Wife Quilt.  I have started to assemble the rows as you can see here.  I have two more rows ready to add, but have run out of design wall space (big sigh here).Enchanted Alphabet 003This has been a fun project to work on.  The blocks have gone together nicely.  I plan to use this quilt on my bed and intended to just have it quilted in an all over design, but when I see the setting triangles it makes me want to have it custom quilted – wouldn’t half feather wreaths look great there and have the sashing quilted down the middle?

I finally finished up my cross stitch project Enchanted Alphabet.  Here are a couple of  quick picture that I snapped as I was rushing off to the framers. 

Enchanted Alphabet 004 Enchanted Alphabet 001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday I picked this quilt up from the longarm quilter, I thinks she did a great job.  Love those feathers in the sashings.  I think I am going to bind it in red to pick up the colors in the border.  The picture looks a little faded,  the greens are more olive tone than they appear.  This was a block of the month designed by my friends Betsy Chutchian and Betty Edgell.  I have had it done for well over a year, but it hung in the closet waiting to be quilted.

Civil War Sampler

I started my spring house cleaning and decorating this week.  I hope to finish up tomorrow and have the weekend free to sew.

Until next time.

Pat

5 comments:

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

I'm seriously thinking about the farmer's wife, just got the book this week. I need to finish up the Cotton Boll mystery quilt first which gives me time to think. A lot of the blocks in the book I would have assembled differently. Is there somewhere to see the finished quilt large?
Good to see you again, Sharyn in Kalama

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

I'd also like to see that door behind the quilt up closer :) Looks awesome!
Sharyn

Dawn said...

Beautiful work Pat! It's fun to see a project grow in process. Your cross stich is very pretty too. Thanks for sharing!

Kathie said...

I love that bom that was designed by Betsy! I didn't know she did that, thru the shop????
how did I ever miss that?
love your blocks, they look great up on the wall
once you get the top done place it on your bed and then decide about the quilting
if its important to you then go for the custom if you think your really going to see it
that s just my 2 cents!
kathie

Karen said...

The quilt on the design wall looks very good. I have the book you are working from but have not made any of the blocks. Nice to see yours.