Hello Everyone! I just got back from our week long camping trip to bring our Rpod to its new home. We had a lovely weekend with our kids in Georgia, my daughter and I did a little shopping and I was able to spend time with a good friend. I’ll share some of our trip in my next post. Today I want to share a quilting update and a cross stitch finish that I was hoping to get posted last week while at my son’s, but we were too busy. Now I have an update on my daughter’s embroidery progress and a few new things from my favorite quilt shop in Marietta, GA.
First up is the Rainbow Scrappy Quilt. Before I left, I had finished piecing all the dot and white strips that will go in between the rainbow sections. I also finished piecing the blue, dot, blue section together. I have half of the quilt on the design wall to see how it’s going to look. I think I’m really going to like this when it’s finished.
I also fully finished “Memorial Day” by Cathy of Hands On Design. I finished the stitching last year and it’s been waiting for a frame. I stitched it on 36 ct white linen from my stash and changed the Sulky colors called for to matching colors of hand dyed threads. It was just a little too big for an 8″ x 10″ frame, so I finally found this 11″ x 8 1/2″ frame at Michaels that worked perfectly. I mounted the stitched piece on mat board with a layer of batting behind the stitched piece, then mounted that on a fabric covered mat board that fit the frame. I’m really happy with this piece and will try to find a permanent place for it. It is sitting on one of favorite mini quilts, Mini Fireworks by Thimble Blossoms. You can read about the quilt here.
Here is my beautiful daughter Emily with her embroidery piece. She is using the Thread Painting aka Needle Painting technique. Her work is beautiful!
Here it is up close. I hope you can see all the detail in the stitches. She drew the design from a picture she took of a railroad bridge in Washington. This is not the same picture she is working from, but you can see a picture of the bridge on her online shop.
While we were away, I finished stitching Spring Green Saltbox by Melisa at Pinker n Punkin Quilting & Stitching. This is a freebie that you can download from her website. I stitched it on 36 ct Soft Porcelain from Luminous Fiber Arts using the called for colors. After finishing it, I may take out the red (which is called dark shell pink) and use a lighter color. I think I would like it to look more springy. We’ll see. It is finished!
While we were in Georgia, I had do a little shopping at a few favorite stores. One was Tiny Stitches in Marietta where I picked up these goodies. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I like Moda fabrics and Tiny Stitches has an excellent selection. I needed the backing for both rainbow quilts, so I managed to get the two reds from the sale room. The top one is from Bonnie and Camille’s Vintage Holiday and the bottom one is from Mama’s Cottage by April Rosenthal. Still up in the air on which will go with which quilt.
I also was able to get a fat quarter bundle of the lovely Spring Brook fabrics by Corey Yoder, also from Moda. I love, love the blue in this collection.
Tiny Stitches also carries some cross stitch supplies. They had a good collection of linens this time so I picked up a fat quarter of Weeks Parchment. The Cosmos floss is for a new chart I’ve ordered, but I’ll have to wait to see which color I want to use when it gets here.
This afternoon, I plan on working on the County Fair blocks while continuing to do loads of laundry. I also need to start getting some of my planters filled. I’m glad I hadn’t already planted anything because like most of us in the eastern third of the country, we’ve had some freeze warnings. It is supposed to be warm and beautiful next week though.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend.