Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Little Progress

I really AM trying to get some of these things out of my head and out into the real world.  On my new larger design wall I've added machine appliqued hearts and butterflies to some of the tumblers and sewn together the first four vertical rows.  Peeping out behind that design wall you can see the old one with some log cabin blocks I've had for way too long.

I bought them as a pre-cut kit years ago and sewed the individual blocks together, but could never figure out exactly how I wanted to use them.  Twelve blocks is really not enough to make much of anything.  Poor planning on my part.  Now, I have a baby girl quilt I want to get made and I think these might be just the thing.

My plan is to put Margaret's beautiful little stitchery in the center with the log cabin blocks around the edges.  I'm pondering on what I'll use to fill in the blank space between the stitchery and the log cabin blocks.  Ideas?

I have several other projects in various stages of  completion.  I like to finish one thing before I start another, but somehow I've got a lot going at once.  At least I got most of my clutter under control, so it's easier for me to see what I'm doing.  (Don't get too excited - it's only in the sewing room.  The rest of the house:  not so much.)

Are you doing anything interesting?  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs and kisses,


Karen said...

That's a fun idea with the hearts and butterflies on the tumblers. Looking good!
The stitchery in the middle is a lovely idea, too. Could you simply frame the stitchery to make it stand out - with a narrow border, then wider, then narrow again? I often take the easy way out.
Look forward to seeing what you do.

*karendianne. said...

How neat the machine appliqué! Clever you. :)

As for clutter… I can't speak to that as I'm a huge offender.

Melanie said...

Great Progress this weekend...

BJ said...

The appliqué is a great idea. Good work!

Thimbleanna said...

Both those quilts are looking great Elaine! Could you just do a plain border on that baby quilt -- sort of a place for the eye to rest between the embroidery and those pretty log cabins? And thanks for the link to the pie lady -- I saw her in Country Living too but didn't have time to visit her site. Loved the tribute to her mom!

Nanette Merrill said...

Love the Denise Schmidt fabric for the baby quilt. Classic with the embroidery in the middle. Love it.