After showing you all the lovelies from the Sisters Quilt show, it's time to show you some of my humble work...
some more of Bonnie's blocks, which I'm loving! I have had fun fussy cutting odd fabrics and but pretty limited up at the cabin, which doesn't have my normal [=voluminous] stash
Those dazzling eyes are from a new Tula Pink fabric, which I couldn't resist! I didn't get the on-point fussy cutting done very well...but you get the idea
I keep going back and forth on whether I want to add sashing or put them up next to each other. They are fun blocks, though!
And I worked on the Primitive Gatherings freebie of this year's project. These are quick and easy~ I found that the leaves were too small to buttonhole stitch so I just cross-stitched across them.
The background is from a new line that is being put out by Primitive Gatherings in red/white/black. They are just gorgeous!
I also have a lot of trouble with my stem stitch. I always feel that it looks pretty pathetic -- I'm not a great embroiderer but I do enjoy working on the wool appliqué in the car during our long drives up to the cabin. Have I told you it's 530 miles, takes 8-1/2 hrs each way?? Lots of time to sew.
For a while, I've dragged along a smaller project I started but have yet to feel that it's complete... orange peel blocks. Have you ever sewn any? They do require needle-turn but since they're small and there's only one per block, I don't feel overwhelmed. I have a large pile in a baggie, waiting for a decision on how to set them. They could easily be a monthly mini!!