Thursday, August 9, 2012

Back to Sewing

In the midst of all the redoing and building, I have managed to work on some projects. 

  Last week, Carol and I did some wool applique. I am new to this form quilting/sewing. The first one had die cut pieces, but this one I had to cut my own. I selected a project from the book Pennies from Heaven. I like the embroidery around the center, but the green looks a bit empty. Wool definitely has a nice feel to it.
  The second project is an older block of the month called The Queen and Her Court from A Wing and A Prayer Design. I made block 1 in May(upper right), but didn't have a chance to do June(upper left) or July (lower right) til this week. Notice the difference in color palette from the pattern. I have also completed August, but not when I took this photo. I am now all caught up until September.
  Now I am returning to work on my Orca Bay. It was a Quiltville Mystery last winter that I convinced Carol to do with me. She has finished her top, mine is only half done. So, I am planning to have it completed by Thanksgiving. One year, start to finish.

Til next time,


  1. Mary,
    Very nice wool applique!! Just love how it turned out.
    Your friend, Carol. :)

  2. Beautiful! I love the colors you are choosing for the "Queens' Court pattern....I have to get started on mine!!! You are inspiring me!!!!