Saturday, January 30, 2010

A little bit of this, and a little bit of that...

So my little wallhanging for Jeff is done! I call it "Gus and Crow". I hand quilted it with black and gold perle cotton 8. The backing is made with a light denim, but it was still difficult to quilt through, but I like the big, primitive stitches.

Here is my second row for the Guild Row Robin...the first row and the package contained panels and some blue fabric with a small red print...the themes of the panels were shopping, sewing, and friendship. I decided early on that I was going to make some spool blocks, but how to incorporate the panels...I chose fabrics from my stash that were similar to the blue print and added some green to widen the palette. My spools are holding these two ladies up like bookends!
I have been doing a lot of hand sewing...remember my BIQR applique? I had decided on using hour glass blocks to surround it. I did a few on my machine, but I needed some needle work for in front of the tv. Then I started joining them by hand, but as you can see my applique piece is not big enough

so I added some strips to the side and one across the bottom. I thought I was going to use the machine to do the long seams, but it turned out not a big deal to hand sew the long seams too.

8 comments:

cozy quilter said...

I like your row robin. I would like to make some spool blocks some day! Are the two women from a panel or did you applique them? I love your BIQR quilt as well and look forward to seeing the finished quilt. See you soon.

Karen said...

I especially like the applique piece you are working on!

Quilt Rat said...

WOW,WOW oh.....and WOW!!! These are all fabulous.
I LOVE the row you did...awesome!

I think your applique quilt is going to be wonderful, sometimes we find that we have to add elements out of necessity and in this case it just works so well.

Clare said...

Lovely lovely appliqué

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love your applique and the hour glass blocks...they work beautifully together!

annieb said...

Love the BIQR! The colours are great.

electricdunce said...

The little bird one is fabulous!

Karin

Raewyn said...

Hi there
I love the row you have done with the spools and ladies... I am currently taking part in a row-by-row round robin and that sort of idea would be awesome on one of my friend's row....wouuld you mind if I did something similar??