She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Quilted Doings

Well the quilting bug has certainly bitten here in my little corner of the world. Mom & I can hardly get enough of all the lovely quilting video tutorials we've found online. It's so nice that even though we're miles apart, we can both watch at the same time and just ooh and aah over all the lovely things we're learning! Some of our favorites are those from Connecting Threads and Missouri Star Quilt Company. I can hardly believe the amazing techniques that have been developed to create beautiful quilts so easily.

Sadly, I want to do all these new projects at once. I just can't seem to help myself. To justify that approach, I've decided that it is perfectly alright to have a project for every mood going at one time.

So I have my Chubby Chicks project when I'm in the mood for applique. After several practice chicks, I have these six chicks completed. I misjudged my fabric needs and I'm waiting for more "beak" fabric to arrive in the mail before I can continue. Mrs. JP is using this pattern to make spring table runners. I can only imagine how cute those will be.



And when I'm in a stitching mood, I can work on this little redwork Sunbonnet Sue. I've finished 8 of the blocks and have 4 more to go. I believe I'm just going to tie this one.



Finally, I couldn't resist this darling little Bunny Hill pattern. It is made primarily from one charm pack, and I thought it would be the perfect small project to practice my hand quilting.



I'm using this fresh and pretty Basket of Flowers charm pack from Mary Engelbreit's collection.



And if that wasn't enough, Mom & I decided to work on a project together. She is really enjoying hand stitching right now so we chose Bunny Hill's free BOM Snowbound. Each month features a different snowman that can be stitched or appliqued. We're doing the stitching and will be creating them in bluework. As well, Bunny Hill still has their free A Tisket, A Tasket pattern available for a couple more weeks. I printed it out just in case ...



Are you dizzy yet? I am. And though I only have little snatches of time here and there to enjoy the art, I am lovin' every little minute of it!

Blessings,
Lea

43 comments:

theolde stone house said...

Lea
I have soooo many projects going all the time. I like the way you stated it best though. I never thought about it reflecting my mood. Great thought.

Love all the projects. Can't wait to see more of their progress.

Blessings,
Rhonda

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I wish I knew more about quilting and had the time to learn. Love them all, your a good quilter in my book!

Nancy Jo said...

Not only dizzy I need to lay down now. Boy you are busy. All the projects look like real winners and you are going to end up with so many pretty things.
Your new back ground is really pretty. I guess you can relax, my Grand Daughter can change my backgrounds around for me. Thank you for the offer. You are just too nice. But we like you that way.
Now what is this doll you were telling me about? Did you leave that off your DIZZY list.
Say HI to Mom.
NANCY JO

Christine said...

Those little chicks are so adorable!
And redwork is new to me but I love it!
Best wishes
Christine

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Oh my goodness....how I love quilts! How fun that you are doing those!!! I would love to learn to quilt someday! I hope you will share pictures of when they are all completed!!!

Mrs. JP said...

Oh Lea,,,it makes me feel so much better to know that you have many projects in progress too.
Lord willing, I'm gonna finish my first "chubby chicks" table topper this week and will post it. That posie quilt with the yo-yo's for flowers is cute. Oh, why couldn't you alternate chubby chick and yo-yo flower for a spring table runner? OK,,now I'm inspired...I'll report later..squeal!!!

Julie said...

Great work, Lea!! I have different projects for different moods, too. I get lots more finished that way.

I saw that bunny hill pattern at a quilt store last Saturday. I almost bought it because I loved the yo-yo's at the top.

You are an inspiration. Have a great day. Julie

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

My goodness! Busy, busy hands you have! I wish I could be so inspired to start a new project. Right now, the housework and the new puppy are challenging enough! LOL!
Have a great week!

Sewn With Grace said...

Hi Lea! So glad you are back, I was getting worried about you! JUST LOVE all the quilting projects that you are doing. So much fun! I still only have two of my chicks done, but did finish two t-shirt quilts for customers. If you get a chance, come by my blog on Tuesday, you are mentioned in the post! Have a great day!

Farmchick said...

Lea~LOVE all your projects but I especially love the chubby chicks...they are too cute and the Sunbonnet Sue...my Grandma made me a Sunbonnet Sue quilt when I was little. :) Have a great day....hope you can stop by for a visit.

Marmee's Pantry said...

I LOOOOOOOVE your new background! I use a Shabby Blog background, too. They have awesome choices.

Glad you are back.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Maria said...

I love the Sunbonnet Sues!!
Love the new look too!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

How fun! I love having several projects at once.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, Lea- the chubby chicks are wonderful!! I love the colors and they are just the cutest things ever.
I LOVE doing applique... I never tried it until last year when I made an autumn leaf rag quilt and it had 3 different leaf designs... it was very challenging but once it was finished, I was hooked.
I love the Sunbonnet Sue too- goodness, you're busy! *LOL*

nancy huggins said...

I love your new background and I especially love the little chicks..reminded me that I need to start my little Easter Chicks..guess I better get busy and at least get them cut and then work on them in between my quilts when I need a break :)

Gae said...

Dear Lea,
I love the quilt background. It like to work on lots of projects at once so I can change as the mood sticks me. however sometimes I don't always finish them
Blessings

Cafe said...

Those are so cute!!!! I love the chicks!
-Cafe

Beverly said...

Love seeing your projects. I always have several started at the same time in different stages.
Would you share about the Chubby Chicks pattern. Is it a pattern or in a book? Will look forward to seeing your progress.

Sarah said...

Would you mind sharing what quilting tutorials you like? I want to make a quilt for the new niece or nephew I have coming this summer. THANKS!

Toni said...

Hi Lea!! I love your new blog background.I would love a quilt in those colors!! Sorry about the bug in your blog:( Mine keeps redirecting me to the Imeezu meet a stranger site:( I hope it doesn`t do that with anyone els.How do I fix that?
I love all your quiltsIt`s been great talking to you on facebook!

Maggie Ann said...

Your chubby chicks are adorable! I've enjoyed seeing what you are doing...it all looks so inviting. =)

myletterstoemily said...

is your name lea?

guess what? so is mine!

love your quilt patterns,
especially the chicks and
little girls in bonnets.

you have a very sweet
place here.

thank you!

Nen said...

I have a ton of projects going on at once as well... but none are nearly as sweet as yours!!! I love the chicks and the ME patchwork!!

cindy said...

I popped over from Faithfulness FArm.

I am a new quilter. I've only finished one quilt for my granddaughter. I didn't even know you could find tutorials on the web.

That is my next stop.
LIke your blog...I'll be back
Cindy

drucillastitches said...

You have a lovely blog! The recipes look scrumptous!! Can't wait to try the potato soup. Thanks for sharing!
I'm also from Tennessee.

deb said...

LOVE the chicks!! I have that Bunny HIll pattern too, could not resist it!!!!
Happy sewing, love your blog!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

You are one busy bee! Thanks for the recipe for hand soap! Now it will last forever! Happy Spring!

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Isn't that the truth you want to do them all right now.. I would rather be make the blocks than put the whole quilt together... I wonder whats wrong with me... LOL I love your fat chickies.. they are adorable :)
M

De said...

Hi Lea, just wanted you to know that I peek in now and then to see if you have said anything that I may have missed. I will be back gain soon! De

Debra said...

You have the patience to do lovely work. Quilting is a project I've never taken on, but I admire it so much.
Hope everyone is well at your place!
~Debra

American Home said...

How beautiful.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I love the Bunny Hill pattern. I have some Sweet fabric that I want to make into a quilt for my daughter and that pattern is so perfect! I'll have to make it larger though than it is.
And I adore your redwork! :)

Sandra said...

I love quilting although I'm not really good at quilting, I still love making quilts. It pleases me to serve others in this small way. Your quilts are beautiful!

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Fantastic video sites.. yes its amazing how fast and easy they make creating a quilt can be. I love all of your new started projects they are just great :)
M

Amy said...

OMG Those cute little chicks are to die for!!! ADORABLE!

So glad to have found your blog this morning. Am enjoying reading your posts and catching up.

My blog, if you'd like to visit:
www.crazyforthecountry.com

Jen said...

Hey there, I'm your newest follower! I saw your profile pic from a comment you left over on Comfy in the Kitchen and had to check your blog out. Your Chubby Chicks applique is absolutely adorable!

Sharon said...

Hi Lea! Not sure if you remember me or not. I had the Keeper of the Home blog for a long time and now have a new blog. Hope you'll stop by for a visit when you can! I'm getting into quilting myself and have lots of projects in the works too. :) Happy National Quilting Day!!!!

Quiltingranny said...

Beautiful works in progress. Now that my giveaway is over, I might be able to go back to quilting. Thank you for stopping by and joining in!

no spring chicken said...

You just reminded how much I want to try and make something in redwork! I love all of your craftiness. I'll be coming back!

blessings, Debbie

Corrie said...

I am dizzy. What a fun bunch of projects. Cute Sunbonnet Sues, haven't seen those patterns.

Quiltingranny said...

Love all your projects! Adorable and I love redwork!

Sheila said...

I want to get my hands on the pattern for the Sunbonnet Sue skiing! :)

Cranberry Morning said...

SO pretty! Thanks for stopping in at Cranberry Morning. So glad Linda introduced us. I'm your newest follower. :-)