Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Polka Dot Girls


I've been fighting a cold for the last few days, lots of napping going on for me. Hubby bought me a heated blanket for Christmas, it's been put to good use with all my naps. It's nice to get in bed with the sheets all warm and cozy. I did manage to squeeze in a few things between naps. I pieced the first block of the PDG's. I was struggling with my fabric choices, the fogging head and sniffles didn't help with deciding. Oh look....I forgot to applique the heart on the bottom block....see what happens when a cold takes over. I think using the Folklorique by Fig Tree was a good choice. I did some picking apart seams before finely deciding upon what you see in the picture. The colours seem to go better with the embroidery threads used in the pattern, sand, scarlet, terra cotta, butter scotch and indigo are part of the fabric line and seem to match the stitchiers. You'll be seeing lot of these girls this year as I have 7 more of these blocks to go. If you remember a few posts back when I showed the first stitchery done I had plans to use the Sea Side Rose fabrics, well I have a new plan for those fabrics. I won't give you any hints now, I'll wait until I'm closer to starting that project....Oh no my list for 2008 is already growing out of control. . Have you seen Linda's list? I was exhausted just reading it.

New Year's was a quite day relaxing, with a chick flick mixed in somewhere. We tried a few days ago to see the movie but the line up was so far out the door we decided to pick up a bottle of sherry and head home. So we finely got into see "PS I love You" yesterday, it's a really good chick flick, don't forget to bring lots of tissue girls.

24 comments:

Patti said...

Love those fabrics with your stitchery - great choice!

Linda said...

Oooh so pretty, what yummy fabrics. Hmm you think my list is long huh? Well I have to admit I was tired after I typed it out....lol... Will be interesting to see how many get done. Hope your feeling better real soon.

Carole said...

Oh......ha..... that is one sweet looking top! Hum.... what patterns is that from? Is it Bronwyn Hayes? I just love her work. Sorry to read about your cold. My cure is champagne and OJ. Works everytime! ;o) Hope you feel better soon. Happy New Year!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Your fabrics go so well with those cute stitcheries! I recognise some of them from one of my Aussie Stitchery magazines.

Hope the cold is on it's way to leaving you ..... seems as if a lot of Bloggers (not me though) have had colds and flu over the holiday season.

Take care and happy New Year!

Darlene said...

PERFECT - absolutely perfect choice of fabric, Wendy. Now, I'm anxious to see what you're going to make with Seaside Rose. I'm sure it'll be something YUMMYILIOUS. LOL I must get back to my PDG project, too. They are so much to do. :-)

My DH has been dealing with a horrible headcold since Christmas Eve and it finally starting to feel a bit better. He does feel incredibly weak though - take it easy and take care of yourself.

Wendy K said...

Those Folklorique fabrics look lovely with your 'Polka Dot Girls'. I've finished one or two of the smaller stitcheries and used them for mini cushions, its a lovely quilt to do , hope you enjoy it!

Anne Ida said...

oh, my... there is a reminder of a WIP I should be working on... Love your version of the PD girls :o) Look forward to seeing more!

Happy new year!

Libby said...

You are right . . . great fabric choice *s* Hope you are feeling the fog of the cold lifting!

tami said...

That is gorgeous. I can't wait to see it complete. Great stitcheries and great fabric choices.

Susan said...

I love your new PDG project! That's a great pattern, and the fabrics go nicely with it. You have a talent with matching fabrics to projects. =)

Norma said...

The fabrics were perfect for this project!

Christine said...

Your Polka Dot Girls quilt is going to be gorgeous. The fabrics are just right. Looking forward to seeing more blocks as you finish them.

Rose said...

Oh those fabrics r gorgeous!!! Great choice for the PDG's. hope u stay well!!!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Wendy you picked out some wonderful fabrics for your PDG's. I think it looks lovely and your stitching is perfect.

Hope your feeling better and back to your old self.

Happy New Year and Hugs - Karen

Mar said...

Lovin the PDG's ! So sorry to hear that you are coming down with a cold. I think I'm over mine. Take care, Happy New Year!

Guðrún said...

Those girls are so funny, I do like them and your fabric choice is great.

Meredith said...

Feel better. Happy New Year. I like teh idea of a heated blanket.

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

The stitchery and the fabrics all go so well together.

Hope you are feeling better now!

Rhonda said...

Cold or not....you've got alot of energy!

Bren said...

Your Polka Dot girlies are wonderful!!! I love your fabrics and color choices.
I too got tired when I read Linda's list!

Sweet P said...

What a beautiful start to your PDG quilt.

Cheryl said...

Love those polka dot girls and you couldn't have picked better fabric to go with them.!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I loved the polka dot girls when I saw Darlene's. Your fabric is great that you chose. Perfect!!

cozy kitten quilts said...

I just LOVE the Polka Dot Quilt! Where did you get the patterns for the embroidery blocks. I would love to get those for myself. :o)
Kay >^..^<