Sunday, March 29, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I am still trying to figure out how to get my photos where I want them and again I have not succeeded! On the monochromatic block above the beading and stitching doesn't show up in the pictures as well when tone on tone but I am really loving the results. Jewel tones have held my interest up to this point but I am on to something new that really appeals to me. I love it!
This block will be submitted to go into an effort to raise funds for cancer research. My father would have been 82 this week on his birthday but due to cancer his life ended early at age 59. Hate is a strong word that I try not to use often but I do hate cancer!
Even though the weekend weather was not good, it did give me the perfect opportunity to spend some time doing what I love to do......stitching.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
As I look over my creations I see that I naturally lean towards the jewel tones in most all I do. The stitching on these rich colors just seems to pop. As I looked through my stash I found several pieces that would work well in a beige on beige monochromatic block and decided to give it a try. The different textures and patterns adds plenty of interest without loud color combinations. I then chose some trims and lace and tried my hand at dyeing with coffee and tea. I am very pleased with the results. It is so much fun to experiment with things we have around the house to create pieces for our blocks that couldn't be found and purchased in stores. And it saves me a trip to town.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Joyce, the quilt owner sent it home with me to research her options. She would like to have it restored, bound and backed so that she can display it in her home.