Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A stopping place... and a FRESH start :)

Yesterday morning I put the final stitches in this hoop of flowers on my colorful whole cloth quilt...
I think this is between 1/4 and 1/3 done now.  I looked back and this quilt was started on March 19, 2015...
And here is a nice texture shot showing a bit more of the flowers...
So with that at a good stopping place with June 8 being the beginning of my rest break...  I have turned my focus to 2 newer projects :)

First is to mark for hand quilting and sew buttons to the center of each circle on this Bulls Eye flimsy...
The center was made by my bestie Connie... I added the borders with fabric I found for the backing and had plenty to throw the needed borders on it...
it will measure about 36" square I think once washed... but that is a bit ahead...

Today I will mark it for hand quilting... add those buttons... then layer it and pin it! :)

I am very excited as this smaller project (about 40" square now) will pin easily and be a pretty quick stitch too I think.. so sooner we will enjoy this deliciously textured finish I have planned!

Also I have been doing some design work on a UFO I have had for a couple years and actually had forgotten about it! lol

Here is what I have currently completed...
 And here is a mock up I made of what I plan to add to call this one a flimsy....
So the flying geese on either side of the center are paper pieced... that will be my first on this project.

The black border shown will actually be a dark grey Moda fabric left over from the Bulls Eye Wall Hanging ;)  I will also bind it in that same fabric I think!

So lots of work yet to go on this... it may wait for more attention until Connie comes in just a few weeks time now...

Hope this week finds you being productive and happy about it!

Until my next post...


4 comments:

  1. Your whole cloth is amazing! You are really moving along on it! Your other two projects are great too...love the message " measure once, cut twice"... a nice reminder. Your babies are mighty precious in your header, too! There's nothing more precious than those sweet little souls.... <3

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  2. the whole cloth is gorgeous - sometimes we need a break though to finish other things, I'm sure you will get back to it soon

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  3. Sometimes we need a break ... sometimes our breaks are planned and sometimes they're not but we're always refreshed and anxious to get back to our hand quilting when our breaks are over, aren't we? ;-)

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