Friday, November 21, 2008

Catching up....

Seems like it has been awhile since I told you what I have been up to quilting wise. While in Washington I did some hand stitching, finishing one of my NPNT block sets - Party Time. This was a very appropriate one to be working on DC that week as it was election week and there sure was a lot of partying going on in the streets that night when the returns came in.

I also recently finished up my November red-work BOM. This one is a nice pumpkin, making me think of pumpkin bread I make every year around this time.




I made a fun trip to Mary Jo's and came home with the perfect fabric for my KScope quilt. Remember this one? Well I was wondering how I was going to find the various shades of these colors. I didn't want really bright colors, something a little more subdued (just like me, LOL) and not a bunch of different prints, etc - but not solids either. Well the fabric I found is so cool. Its 4 different values of the same color on the same bolt - 10 inch stripes. I love the colors, I love the way the colors are shaded in each strip, and I am thrilled that I have 4 different values on each piece of fabric. Oh how I want to start cutting into this fabric...but this will have to wait awhile.






And then finally I took a workshop from Linda Cantrell on freezer paper applique. We worked on bottles and I am not too happy with mine right now - but I have big plans on how I will fix this, so stayed tuned.

If you are still here with me, then don't forget to sign up for my giveaway if you have not done so already.

Happy Stitchin!

7 comments:

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

You have been very busy! Love the NPNT block :o)

Thimbleanna said...

I love that little cupcake block! The colors you've chosen for that quilt look perfect!

MOLLY said...

Love your stitching and the fabrics are great for your quilt. Keep us posted!

Kathy said...

Love your NPNT block! I'm slowly getting mine started!

You sure have been busy. I like the fabrics you chose for your quilts. Don't ya just LOVE Mary Jo's???

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I'm still with ya! A little late but so happy to see all the wonderful updates. Let's see...

I love the stitchery. Fantastic. And I'm so, so, so happy you found the right fabric & its calling you, too! That's just the best ever. ;>

...and a workshop to top it all off! You're an amazing quilter. I didn't notice anything "off" with your bottles - but I look forward to more.

Leanne said...

The Party time stitchery is wonderful that is my daughters most favourite quote.

Rose Marie said...

Great idea for the variegated fabric ..... looking forward to seeing a peek!