Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm Back!!!!!

Life is almost back to normal now after the wedding, lots of traveling and visitors.

The only sewing I have done for the last couple of months is this EPP doll quilt top.

I finished the piecing last night, so now to baste and quilt it. The fabric I will be using for the backing is in the background.

I recently entered a giveaway on Lissa Alexander's blog ( )
I was very pleased to win!!!

Below is the prize..

The book, which has been autographed by Jan Vaine, is full of designs and instructions for various embroidery stitches and applique inspiration. There is also a CD as well as a set of patterns.
Thank you Lissa and Jan! :)

I can't wait to use this book on my next new project...........

Friends of Baltimore by Sue Garman.

Each package includes the patterns and very detailed instructions for 2 of the blocks or a border. I really love the borders, especially that each vase in the border is different. This quilt will be a huge undertaking, but I have always wanted to make a Baltimore Album style quilt.
If anyone has made a BA quilt before I would be very pleased if you could pass on any hints! :)

In the photo above you can see the fabric I have selected for my background (Kona bone) and the red for the sashing (Moda Bella Christmas Red)
Below are my greens....

It will be a loooong project...........especially since I plan to work on Roseville Album at the same time (Call me crazy, but I love a challenge!!!)
I will be using mostly quite traditional fabrics for Friends of Baltimore, but very contemporary Kaffe Fassett style fabrics for the Roseville Album.

In between I will continue to work on Several WIPs. Currently I am sewing block 8 of Tailfeathers, so there is not much left before I can join all those blocks together.
I also plan to catch up with Barbara Brackman's civil war blocks.

(I think I am suffering from stitching withdrawal! lol, after not doing much sewing for a few weeks!)

I am leaving you with a couple of photos of fauna this post, instead of my usual flora....

I hope you like my new blog header.

Happy sewing!!