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!