Sunday, October 20, 2013

Slow Stitching Sunday

It was a productive day for me.  I finished this Hocuspocusville  block and traced the last four blocks.
These blocks are some that my brother's mother-in-law started for him and he asked if I could put them together in a small throw quilt for him.  They are laying on a dark blue print that I chose to use as a night sky. 
I'm thinking of putting a white tone on tone beneath the deer to make it look like they are walking through snow.

And I added the dark blue and the white to the tree blocks, hoping this will look like a night sky and snow.  Also thinking of adding a few house blocks in among the trees that hopefully will look like log cabins.
This is a new quilt book I purchased online.  (Added it to a purchase I made at Amazon so I would get free shipping.)  It isn't quite what I thought it would be, but it has some good ideas in it.  There are a few borders I would like to use in future quilts.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

I can't believe it has been 3 months since I have posted anything.  Not a lot of quilting done, but I got half my garden boxes done, I always forget to take pictures, but the space is going to be nice once I'm done.
I didn't plant much, but what I did plant went kind of wild
I used old fence boards for my pathways between the boxes
In the main pathway I used boards and rock
Squash blossom after a nice soaking rain
I also had my front porch enclosed for a future room, but after all this work I made the decision to leave Idaho for the winter.  So on September 16th I packed up my car (mostly quilting supplies and books and my dog) and drove from Idaho to the northeast corner of Kansas.  I'll be spending the winter with my brother and visiting with my almost 94 year old mother. 
I didn't get my sewing machine fixed, I sold it for parts.  It needed a new motor ($325.00).  I decided I would rather put the money into a new machine.  So I will have to start looking into a new machine.  My brother has my grandmother's old machine, so I will be able to use that while I'm here. 
I did finish my purple cat quilt.

I used white pearl cotton to stitch this little mouse in the border
...and I also stitched the words Meow and Purr in the border
I miss my fellow quilters in Idaho and am hoping to find quilters here in Kansas.