Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What's Up Wednesday: Quilty Stitching

While I was away I worked on two more Mid-Century Modern Bee blocks - Linda's house block and Carla's churn dash blocks - but couldn't complete them because in each case I was missing just one piece of fabric.  So much for my planning ahead, but at least I am almost finished with them both.  

mini spiderweb quilt
November was my month and spiderweb blocks from my bee mates are cheering up the design wall.   At a recent guild sew day, I took a bunch of background squares and scraps to make additional spiderweb blocks for my quilt.  Well, again so much for planning ahead.  I had cut all my background squares too small.  Doh!  Instead, I took those smaller squares and made a mini quilt.  It's basted and ready for quilting.

triangle scraps
Seems a shame to waste these triangle shapes cut from the web blocks.  I have a plan in mind for these scraps.

working in the airport
The night before we flew home, I made my husband take me to Michael's so I could buy supplies for LMS's  Quilty Stitches Sampler (cross stitch along).  I sat in the airport coloring my block and prepping my fabric.  My daughter got a chuckle at my excitement of pulling out the colored pencils and coloring!  Good thing my folder design was rulers - used that for measuring the starting point.

a little progress
My mom introduced me to cross stitching a long time ago, and I love it!  I have many framed cross stitch projects hidden away in a closet somewhere.  I was so happy to see this stitch along, and a sampler of quilt blocks is just genius!  I haven't made any Swoon quilt blocks, but I am loving the cross stitch version.  I don't have to worry about matching seams and cutting off points!

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  1. The cross stitch sampler is on my "one day"! And I'm curious to see what you have planned for the triangle scraps!

  2. I know! I'm stitching that too. Nearly done the first block. Loving your spiderweb blocks. Guess what I got in the mail today? Your Christmas card. Thanks!

  3. Needlework and I don't get along as I never get anything finished. I like your mini spiderweb block. I'll be teaching that block next month at our guild sew day.

  4. I love the scrappy spider webs…and the cross stitch is going to be beautiful. :D

  5. I have great plans to do that sampler as well. Haven't started....typical.

  6. I love cross-stitch too! It's an pretty much everything else involving needle and thread. (This is why I've always refused to learn to knit......I can't handle one more hobby!)