I started the weekend off with going to our local quilt show. I picked up Lindsey and we headed straight for the vendor booths. We bought some wool and then checked out the quilts. There were not as many quilts as in past years. Lindsey loves primitive quilts and I am starting to really like modern, but this quilt show featured a lot of traditional quilts as that is what most people make around here. This first row quilt was made by my friend, Barbara, and I was pleased she won a ribbon.
Barbara also made this row quilt. Our little sewing group made these quilts last summer from Lori Holt's row along. She made two of them. Mine is still sitting in a basket not completed because I have been indecisive regarding the borders...Part of the problem is I don't know where I can display it because it is quite large.
Lindsey made me this sweet pin cushion. It is so cute and will now reside next to my spot on the couch where I hand sew while watching television. Lindsey recently started a crafting blog that you can check out here http://areaderscraftylife.blogspot.com I am so excited that we met and can now get together and encourage and inspire one another with our quilting!
I have my Woodland Alphabet quilt top completed. Yesterday, during the third place World Cup game, I embroidered the details on all the animals.
Aren't the eyelashes on the owl precious?
The mouse is tiny and cute, too!
I am not sure why the design had a bird on top of the "A," but I like how sweet it is.
After our visit to the quilt show, we had lunch and then went to the local quilt shop because they had the entire store 20% off. Lindsey spotted this pink background with trees fabric for me. It will be the perfect backing for this Woodland ABC quilt. I am going to make a quilt label and get this all pin basted and ready for quilting today.
I am nearly done with Block 3 of my Journey of a Quilter BOM.
I am trying to take my time and keep my embroidery stitches neat and tiny.
The colors are so happy and I know this quilt will brighten up my sewing room when it is done and hanging in there.
During the World Cup final today, I hope to get these flowers embroidered. After all, I have to get in some Slow Sunday Stitching in. Be sure to visit Kathy's link up to get inspired by other handwork http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com
I thought I was done with all my blocks for the Love Blooms Here BOM I have been working on, but I forgot to add these flowers to the yellow churn dash blocks. I got those all done yesterday and now I am just waiting for the new issue of Quiltmaker for the next block instructions. It has been such a pleasure to work with wool felt again. I am tempted to start on another wool felt project, but I better look through my UFOs first and see if I have any to finish up first. What are you up to?