Monday, January 26, 2009

A Little of What I Have Been Doing

Just a brief post to show some of what I have been up to. Not much I can show at the moment as two of the swap items are secret until they arrive at their destinations. One is my "Vintage Valentine" and the other is the fat quarter swap that I am in. I will post pics of those when they arrive at their new homes. I do have a pic of the block for my new RR that I am in over at Crazy Quilting International. It is a "Anything Goes" Traditional RR and there will be four other ladies to work on my block besides me when it gets home. This will be one block of eight for a wall hanging for my entryway. I chose pinks, creams and green for the color palet and I think it will be very pretty when complete. I want this wall hanging to have a victorian look to it. The print fabric has luscious roses and teacups/pots/saucers on it and will be used in all the blocks and I may use this as a border for the whole project once it is done. Will have to see. The next pic is of my continuation of the chicken scratch stitch. I have decided to do a heart shaped pillow with this stitch. This is a pic of the progress so far. I am using crochet thread for the thread as I wanted to see how it would work out and it does work pretty good. Next I am going to use this particular stitch on some solid fabric, I will post a pic when it is completed.Don't forget to sign up for the pay it forward on the previous post if you want to join in on the fun. You have to leave an email addy for me to get in touch with you. The other swap that I am in is on the Carol Doak yahoo group for paper piecing and this is the f8 fabric that I am sending in to have my blocks made out of. I will recieve the same amount of fabric from four other people and will make their block using their f8 and fabric from my stash. Then we send them back to the swap hostess and she will then send our finished blocks back to us. I have done this type of swap before and I love paper piecing so I am looking forward to this swap. I will post pics here as I do the blocks for those in my groups.
(edited to add: the pic does not do the colors justice. They are really much deeper than they look)I also have recieved two siggy blocks and have sent two in return. I am collecting siggy's now to make a quilt from around the world. Anyone who would like to swap drop me a line with your email addy and I will get in touch with you and we can swap a block. Have a good evening everyone.
Happy Stitching,


Judy S. said...

Hi Wendy, It was fun to see your chicken scratch because it looks so different from mine. Mine is on a large gingham check in green, and I think yours looks much better. But then I love red! I, too, am doing a heart. Then I think I'll try one on some evenweave fabric since I have lots of that stashed away. BTW, that's a really pretty pink block you made!

Ati. Norway. said...

Wendy I like you RR block, it has more or less the same colors as mine.Your chicken scratch is very nice, I see a lot of different patterns in blogland :)

Miss 376 said...

The chicken scratch looks lovey, going to make a lovely pillow.

Jutta said...

Hi Wendy,
nice to meet you here. Your pretty blog is full of inspirations.
Hugs and kisses from Germany,

Eileene said...

I do love your chicken scratch. I do it too and have a piece with a lamb on it and it says " ewes not fat,ewes fluffy". Keep up the good work. Eileene

Rengin Yazitas said...

Hello Wendy,
I saw your lovely RR block at Ati's blog and reached here. I loved your RR block. If you don't mind, I would like to ask you a question. Where did you get that lovely fabric with rose and tea pot design?
You do wonderful work, I'll visit your blog again to spend more time.
Rengin, in Istanbul


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