Monday, March 16, 2015

Mini...

I participated in the 12" Mini Swap last round hosted by Cheryl from here. This is such a great swap to do and I enjoyed making little quilts for my partners. However there was a snag with the last round for myself and another lady in the group. Our wonderful swap mom made arrangements so that both of us would receive a wonderful little mini. My month was summer and my new partners theme was embroidery. 
Our fearless swap mom made this wonderful mini for me as a replacement...Thank you so much Cheryl as this is a wonderful little quilt! I love it. Thank you for taking time out in your busy schedule to make this for me. And some lovely extras as well....
 My partner Hollie does not have a blog, but here is the little quilt that I made and sent out to her.
 It took some time to stitch and I fell in love with it before I was finished. Now I am going to have to make one for my mini quilt wall as well. This is a Michelle Ridgeway design from her blog.
Such a cute and wonderful design to stitch up. I do hope Hollie loves her little mini quilt as much as I enjoyed making it for her. Again thank you Cheryl for making this such a wonderful swap for all your ladies.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

FNWF The Results...

Last night I stitched along with many others on FNWF which Cheryl from here hosts. I finished up my March blocks for he Natures Journey sal quilt that I am working on. I am happy to have this months blocks done and dusted quite early! Yay for me. You can go here to see what everyone else worked on.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Blocks for Month One Complete....

 Finally my blocks for month one in the sal are completed and I have made a start on March blocks. Now off to stitch a bit more before bedtime.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Natures Journey A Start...

Well I have started my "Natures Journey" by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched. Chooky is running another stitch along this year and I did join in as we had a break from stitching last year. Since I am using my stash up this year I thought this was a great way to make a start. This is such a cute little quilt and I am using my stash of  "Spirit"  that I have had forever and a day. I still need to do the embroidery on each of the blocks. I had a bit of a bleed from the thread when I damp stretched the block. I have since corrected the problem, although I should have done a test piece first, which I did not. Since the thread is hand dyed I should have tested it on a small piece before I stitched with it. That would have saved me not only time, but a big headache as well. I have decided to go with needle turn applique to help me get ready for the "big" applique quilt for the hubby. (Ladies of The Sea) So a few practice quilts are in order since I am new to needle turn as my form of applique. It takes lots of patience to be sure, but I am hoping by the end of the journey I will be much more proficient at needle turn applique. A learning curve for me to improve my set of stitching skills to be sure. I am enjoying the process thus far and have already prepped and started on this months set of blocks.

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