Quilting and Stitching Update

Hello Everyone! I decided to keep my travel update separate from my crafting update this time so neither one would get too long. While I was on the road, I didn’t get any quilting done, but I was able to do a lot of stitching. We spent a lot of time in the car which helped.

Snowy Small by Hands on Design and Priscilla Blain

I get up early, so I was able to get some stitching time in the mornings, too. I finished the Snowy small and plan on finishing it the same way I did the Merry small, also by Kathy and Priscilla.

I worked on Button Up by The Prairie Schooler in the car because it just seemed easier. I finished the skater and started the sled block. I’m working this on 32 ct Lugana Snow Day dyed by Misty at Luminous Fiber Arts. I’m enjoying stitching this and have 5 more blocks to complete.

Anniversaries of the Heart, Blackbird Designs

I also made good progress on the first chart, Snow Garden, for the Anniversaries of the Heart SAL, #bbanniversaries2020, hosted by Olivia, @pumpkinhollowquilts, and Deborah, @canopiedstitches. I have really changed the colors on this one. I’m using some of the called for colors, but not where they are called for. I’m stitching this on 35 ct. hand dyed linen. Each chart has a place for initials and dates. I’m stitching Snow Garden in honor of my mom, Judy, because her birthday is in January. There are 12 charts in the series, but I plan on only stitching 7, plus a bonus chart. I hope to finish Snow Garden this week.

I’ve also started two new quilts that I’ve had the fabric and patterns for a long time. I am giving a flying geese demonstration at my guild and instead of cutting random fabric for the demo, I cut fabric that will go with these two quilts. The fabric for Shangri-La is Bright Sun by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda. This is their first fabric line and I have been saving a fat eighth bundle for this quilt since it was released 3 or 4 years ago.

The second quilt is “Over the River and Through the Woods”. I bought a kit for this quilt in 2008 and started the embroidery in 2009. I finished the last of the embroidery in 2018. These were big pieces.

Sorry the pictures aren’t that good, but they were taken over three years ago and in bad light.

I don’t have any current pictures of the embroidery, but I will get the sections out and press them and show them as a continue with the quilt.

I will be demoing the four at a time method and will be using the fabric for this quilt in my demo. There are lots of flying geese! I’ve made this quilt before without the embroidery and gave it to my brother-in-law. I will have to search for pictures because they are not on this computer.

I think that’s it for now. After my guild meeting, I plan to get back to a regular schedule and finish up my basement sewing area. Between the basement redo, Christmas and our trip, I haven’t been on my schedule and I like a schedule.

I hope you all have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

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6 Responses to Quilting and Stitching Update

  1. Lydia Sheffield says:

    Can’t wait to see these 2 finished. I know the Over the River will be lovely to display during the winter time.


    • Brenda says:

      Remember when I bought the kit for Over the River at Tiny Stitches in 2008 at one of the Christmas things they had that you, Kathy, Joyce and I attended? It’s about time I get it finished.


  2. Your work is wonderful. Can’t wait to see it all finished

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