Saturday, May 17, 2014

Two steps forward, one step back.

I'm making progress on my Harold and the Purple Crayon mini quilt. After I'd fused and glued all the white foreground and purple cording, I remembered that I'd intended to quilt the background before I added anything to it. Now, like Harold, I am going to come up with another strategy to meet the needs of this project. I'm going to try to FMQ some words in the background.

I must enhance Harold's face and hand.
I'm nervous about doing it with stitching,
and may stick with permanent ink.
I'm also working on this small quilt, which I am currently calling Farm Girl. 
It also must be finished in the next two weeks so it can hang in the upcoming multi-guild quilt show. It needs more quilting in the motifs, quilting in the border, words in the center of the wreath, and some hand quilting. And binding, and a hanging sleeve on the back. 
It would be fun to quilt every inch of this thing, but I'm going to call it finished, soon!
You can see the wreath needs an outline stitch, and I'll add a phrase in the middle.
I'm going to try the lettering feature on my sewing machine.

I have bee blocks to make for this month, too. Lisa McG's request for paper-pieced Mosaic blocks led to flurry of fabric pulling to find cute features for the centers of the quadrants. Lisa has graciously agreed to me sending her the quadrants not sewn together into blocks, and  with their paper still on the back. She can mix them in with hers, and that's another project crossed off my list!

So much cuteness!

I have yet to make bee blocks for Lysa M, but I think I'll be squeezing those into the last few days of the month. Unless, of course, we decide to go away for Memorial Day weekend. Then I'll hole myself up in my sewing room, and the family will have to fend for themselves. ahhh, sewing stress is the best kind of stress!


Meghan Elaine said...

You're so talented it's ridiculous.

capitolaquilter said...

Wonderful projects. Love the Harold mini and your fussy cut center bee blocks.

Lysa said...

Wow, you are so busy and accomplishing so much! Oh and by no means am I in any rush, feel free to take your time. :)