Monday, June 27, 2011

The weekend was mostly spent cutting back shrubs and plants away from the house and garage so the painters could start pressure washing today. They are getting ready for painting in the next couple of weeks. I found a little sewing time with these kitties, I was just smitten when a friend emailed me with a picture of the block she did. I'll be putting a inner border and outer border and it will be a little table mat.

I'm enjoying these stitchery blocks (sorry the lighting sucks today), it a free pattern found here. Mine are brown thread with a pink accent. The "S" is so cute with the birdhouse, I have a few birdhouses around my garden.

Happy Quilting and Stitching

Friday, June 24, 2011

I've been working on these square in a square blocks using the Pom Pom De Paris fabrics. I used 2 or 3 charm packs and some yardage to make the blocks. This pattern is similar to the Schnibbles Brocante. To make it a lap size quilt I've enlarged the blocks to be 6 1/2" finished, I haven't figured out the exact quilt size yet.
I've started to get the rows together. When it's finished, the quilt will become a shop sample for a little while. I haven't decided if it will need a border or not, probably wait until I get the top together before deciding.

Have you visited Hugs from Helen blog lately, she is about to start Sunday stitching lessons. I think this is a good opportunity to pick up some tips and learn a new embroidery stitch or two.
Happy Quilting and Stitching!