More stars have been completed for the Starlit Evening quilt. I have the blocks about half completed. It should be finished this week. Two more blocks need to be embroidered for the Chloe quilt and it will be ready to quilt. So lots going on in the stitching area.
This is my first block for Starlit Evening. The quilt is a pattern in Heather Peterson"s book Living Large 2. Someone on the Internet had made several of these quilts and I was fascinated with them. Roxane ordered the book for me and here I go. This will be a twin quilt but the Christmas tree skirt looks great. I just have three projects going at the same time. One of them is finishing the embroidery and I can keep that going. The other two are stitching projects, so one of them will suffer a bit.
This is Daisy. She is four months old today. This is the main reason that my sewing time has been scarce. She is a blue heeler and can run like the wind. She is very busy trying to train Jim and I. She loves Jim and tolerates me. Right now she is cleaning her crate by airing out her bedding. She just has not gotten the idea of putting it back! When she is good she is very, very good and when she is bad, wow!!
I needed a new notebook for my Software Sampler lessons. So I used the applique flower from the lesson on the front of my notebook. The directions for the notebook and CD holder can be found in "One Yard Wonders" that we used in the January 2012 SS lesson. I did make some changes to the CD holder so that I could use it in the notebook. I would like to cover several notebooks but I don't seem to get that done!
I finally have all the blocks completed for the Chloe quilt. Now to stitch the five sections together and then to embroider the lilac blocks. I have two blocks embroidered and the rest were to be completed after the top was pieced. So onto the next steps. Stay tuned...
This is the fabric box that I made for Software Sampler this month. Each block is made with half square triangles that were stitched in the hoop. The box directions come from the Zakka Style book. I used "Taj Mahal" fabric from Exclusively Quilters. The quilted design is from Sharon Schamber's "Vintage" collection from Purple Daisies. All the elements of this project fit together perfectly. I really like this box!
This is one of the completed blocks of my Chloe quilt. This quilt is a combination of pieced blocks and embroidery blocks. The embroidery designs, thread, and fabric were purchased in a kit during my Bernina store's holiday pricing. I will try to have it completed in a couple of weeks.