Pin ItSaw these incredible little flowers in Yellowstone. They are called Shooting Stars. Had to get down on my hands and knees, to photograph them. They are about 6″ tall. Decided that this would be a good flower for July, considering that many people shoot off fireworks this month in celebration of our Independence Day, July 4 and if […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pin ItFinished the April block on the road trip that started here in California, May 1. Not much to see along I-10 on the way to San Antonio, so I was able to stitch in the car. However after that not much stitching. After San Antonio we headed north to Iowa, east to Chicago, north to […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
Pin ItFremontia are a native bush with gorgeous yellow flowers that dot the local hillsides with their butter colored flowers. The petals are thick and waxy. A very interesting flower. The red dots are the seeds of the plant, and I guess one could add those as beads or embroidery, but I didn’t really want to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pin ItAfter I basted the stems for the April block, I realized I had a number of pieces that were left over, too short for an actual stem, but thinking they would work for another block that is coming up. I also had thrown away even shorter pieces. Then I thought, well maybe these won’t be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pin ItHere is the March block of the month, all finished and pressed! Took longer than I had intended. Notice the stripe, in the photo below. Appliqued it and didn’t like it, so I had to do the “frog” stitch, rip-it, rip-it! Used a slightly darker yellow in a more solid mottle, could have even been […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pin It–UPDATE: If you downloaded the March Templates, two errors in it. Please download it again!– This month’s flower is based on hollyhock photos that I took in 2011. Since then the deer have decided that hollyhocks are very tasty, flowers and all. The plants are eaten to the ground before we get to enjoy them. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pin ItHere is the February block of the month, all finished and pressed! These are the fabrics that are going to be used for the March block. Thought I had more yellow batiks in my stash, but I think these will work. I really am trying to work with the fabrics I have on hand, but […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pin It–UPDATE: If you downloaded the March Templates, two errors in it. Please download it again!– The Stars ‘n’ Flowers quilt is finished except for the label. I will be steaming the edges this week, hopefully I can get them to hang flatter. The January block, is now available at my Craftsy website and my February […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pin It The quilt is finished! Nothing is ever perfect, but here it is. Trying to figure out what to do about the ruffly edges. I might try steam. If someone has a better idea, let me know. Originally I had planned to quilt it in a floor frame, but decided to go with doing […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Pin ItHere is the January block of the month, all finished and pressed, thanks to several 30 mile round trips to town, a guild meeting and a doctor’s appointment for my husband! That’s how to get handwork done! How do you store unfinished blocks? Here is one way, an unused pizza box! You can usually purchase them at most pizza […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.