Monday, March 28, 2016

Not Much to Share

I haven't been doing a LOT of stitching lately, but do have a little bit to share with you. I've joined Cheri Payne's Friendship Group on Facebook and have been sewing the quilt blocks that she has posted there. Here's my progress so far. I'm sure there will be some wool applique added at some point - she never fails to disappoint with her designs. These are 4" blocks.

Someone in that group shared a photo of a simple little quilt that I've tried to reproduce below without a pattern. The wool applique makes for good stitching while watching TV in the evenings. This quilt measures about 15" square.

I'm also following along with the Temecula QAL and my blocks are shown below.

I found a backing fabric for my daughter's quilt that she likes. The loud floral is a fun counterpoint to the strict geometric shapes on the front. I have all the layers pin basted together now and it's ready to be quilted.

Last weekend we helped my son & his family move back to our area after his job disappeared in the oil fields. So happy to have them close-by again. Haven't had a hook in my hand since finishing the chicken rug so I need to get busy and decide on what I'll do next. Just finished reading this new book by Kate Morton. She's become one of my favorite authors and this story didn't disappoint!


Janet O. said...

No, not much to share--only 4 quilts in the works!! : )
Love the little quilts you are working on. I have to admire them and then put blinders on so I don't get enticed in.
How much more applique will there be on the one you are replicating? It is really cute.
The backing fabric for your daughter's quilt looks like it will make a great statement. Is she choosing the binding, or are you?
How nice to have your son close by. Has he found work here?

Sue SA said...

Love the Temecula blocks, but having a hard time trying to work the pattern out! So nice to have your son and his family back, hope he can find another job soon.

Lori said...

Looks like fun sewing!
How nice to have your son close by.

Kyle said...

Hard to believe what you've been working on doesn't qualify for much sewing :0). The backing for your daughter's quilt is spot on. It blends all the colors together and like you said it balances out all the straight lines on the front. Perfect. How nice to have your son and family closer by, but sorry about his job. Hope he has been able to find something comparable in the area. It's a challenge for young families today.

Saundra said...

I know all about the 'not too much to share' syndrome. That is why I opt out to have rug shows.

You are a true quilt Eh, not so much. Have tried and just don't have the skills needed to do a good quilt. Enjoy and looking forward to the finish share.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I'd say you've been getting a lot done!
Happy day after Easter.
Hugs :)

Julia said...

I agree with everyone and you have a lot on the go here. You're a prolific quilter. Such nice work.
I'm glad for you that your son is living closer now.
have a great week.

Yvonne said...

Not much? It looks like you have been busy as a bee! Love all your projects and the colors you use.
I like to buy books in your country when I visit. I learn by reading in English and that way I don't have to wait till a book is translated in Dutch!
It must be wonderful for you to have your son living closer to you!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

You have lots of fun projects to work on--I'll have to check out FB! I love the floral fabric with the pieced front--it's a great backing fabric!

Anonymous said...

Love your projects! I haven't tried wool appliqué yet, but I love the look. I recently discovered Kate Morton as well. I only have one of hers I haven't read yet. I will be starting it soon!

Unknown said...

I always enjoy your projects, the quilts are fabulous!
Playing catch up, blogger blocked me out of my original blog.
Hoping to see more of your

Nancy said...

I joined Cheri's facebook group, too, but I can't decide on colors and fabrics so haven't begun yet. Your blocks look great, for both that SAL and for the Temecula blocks, too. Don't you love it when you find the perfect fabric for a back, one that exactly complements the front? It looks like you found it for your daughter's quilt! I've read other books by Kate Morton. I'll have to borrow this one from our library.

I hope you have a great weekend, Gayle.

--Nancy. (ndmessier @,