Friday, June 25, 2010

The yearly additions - TWINS!

Every year, about when the daylilies bloom, Mama Deer brings her latest addition/s to the back yard to romp and learn how to eat daylilies. That's o.k. because they're on 2 edges of the perimeter and there is plenty for everyone. Most years there is only 1 fawn and I don't have a big problem getting pictures, but with 2 all they want to do it run, run, and run some more. Mama did look a bit weary.

BB&B - my finished block

Here is my completed BB&B block. This is so pretty! Thanks to Cathy L, Darlene, Margreet, and Ritva. Now I'm really getting the CQ fever!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Red Color Study

My red color study block is back home! I think everyone did a great job. It's difficult to get a good picture of some colors and red seems to be one of them. I have a garden window in the kitchen that faces west, so I can usually get a decent shot there in the a.m. before the sun gets around to that side of the house.

Season to Season Spring block

Lesa finished with my Spring block and sent it back. I love her spider web! Now I have all 4 seasons and I'll have to figure out what to make with them. Probably a wall hanging. Original, huh?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Red color study

I finished working on the last block for the red color study. This was Donna's block. She is making a family quilt, and this block will represent her grandmother who's favorite color is red, and who likes gypsys and spanish dancers. I did the dancer on felt with sequins, the bead flower to the left of that and the seam between. Then I did the seam below the dancer and the S shaped thing beside that. Then I did the herringbone stitching with detatched chain, straight stitches, and beads in the patch to the right of the dancer. Finally, I added the buttons to the large fan at the bottom of the square.

Motif swap

CQI is having a motif swap. I made some tatted hearts. All the motifs in the album are great. I can't wait to see what I get.