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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Folk Art Sampler with borders and blocks

I sewed today and put the Folk Art Sampler top together. My first scrappy blocks quilt. It fits this double bed very well.
I have found design inspiration from many artists patterns and Quilter Blogs.com. I combined all my favorites along with my favorite fan block. As I study the top laid out on the bed I think I will add more applique, first I will connect the vines on my border corners and design from there.
 I have been thinking of redoing this bedroom for years. This quilt might just be my inspiration for a big project after Christmas.
I always need a project for winter

Monday, November 9, 2009

Folk Art Sampler

This week I have added the final ( I think) flowers to my basket. Also, gave my crooked basket a makeover! This is looking more like my original design, see drawing on former post.
I have been working on this applique through 2 months of being sick with all kinds of respiratory junk, asthma, flu and undiagnosed stomach issues. 2 rounds of Tamiflu. Gallbladder ultrasound no stones, scheduled for gallbladder scan Nov 20 to see if it is functioning at all. Seeing my pulmonologist Thursday.
I love doing handwork again, lets me rest while giving me something to keep me busy!
This is a big project with no deadline, unusual for me. Most of the time I put myself under pressure to finish projects. No quilting for Christmas gifts this year. I might do some small wool applique for gifts, but they are fast for me.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Borders for Folk Art quilt

Next step - work out the corners.
Also, redo the bottom of the crooked basket.
I do think I am loving this quilt!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Folk Art Quilt layout (maybe!!!)

I have not made a decision on my inside border corners, I think I might piece different plaids on ends of applique borders and do 6" blocks at the corners, thinking they should be dark.
We will see what tomorrow brings.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Folk art quilt flowers

I have been stitching like crazy to take my mind off losing Bridgette - does not really help but I have made considerable progress on my Folk Art quilt project.
This original design can be seen in a sketch in a former post. I am letting it speak to me as I work on it. Will it be for a bed or dining table or throw??? All I know is it will be mine. Some flowers are appliqued , some only basted. I will add something vining or bees or berries or ??????

Saying goodbye to Bridgette 4-11-1998 / 11-1-2009

Our oldest mini schnauzer Bridgette went across the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. Kidneys starting to fail again and red blood cells extremely low. She had lost a lot of weight and we knew it was time to let her relax and be with Millicent ( her sister ) I am sure Millicent is licking Bridgettes ears again as she always tried to take the best care of her little sister. Bridgette was 11 1/2 yrs old, born 3 days after our first grand daughter Abbey.

Samantha and Taffeta are visibly depressed, so I moved Bridgette's favorite bed from the den to the laundry room/kennel. They are both curled up together now, I think we will all be alright.