Sunday, February 28, 2016

Midnight Mystery Quilt Top

I bought this fabric a few months ago to use in making a mystery quilt.  It is always fun to see how the fabrics work together.  This mystery quilt was designed by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs. 

These are the flying geese I made at the beginning of the project.

I finished sewing the blocks together at the Best Friends Quilt Retreat I attended this weekend.  I bought the backing and binding fabric and will finish the project after I have someone quilt it for me.  I guess this is not finished until it is bound and quilted but it feels good to get it this far in the process.  

Monday, February 22, 2016

Cross Stitch Fun

Sometimes it is nice to pick up a cross stitch project and let it be a bit of creative therapy.  I used to spend hours working on cross stitch projects but quilting, embroidery and other projects seem to be more of my focus.  In the past month or so I have made a couple of cross stitch projects that have been fun to do and make me want to do more.

This was made from a kit I won in a giveaway, it is a cheerful addition to my kitchen shelf.

This project came from the Country Living magazine.  There have been fun projects like this one in several recent issues.  I have a collection of blue glass canning jars so I started on this project as soon as I saw it.  I have a couple more designs from Country Living magazine on my list that I want to stitch.  Visit here to see the fun designs.  In fact I think I will locate the bird cross stitch now and get ready to start it next.  Keep creating and be sure to enjoy the process.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Daisy Days February Goal

My February finish goal on my APQ UFO Challenge 2016 list is my Daisy Days project.   I have had the embroidery done for some time and since the project for this month is number 5 on my list I decide to get at it.  Here it is while I was working on it at the last Sit and Sew I attended.  I love the green we chose for sashing, thanks Melanie.  I stopped by her shop Fabric Chicks on my way to Coupeville for the Sit and Sew and we found the perfect fabric. You can visit Melanie here on Instagram

Here is my list and #5 is the selected project for the month of February - Daisy Days.  This project is one of the many I have made using Jenny of Elefantz designs.  Visit her blog, I know you will enjoy reading and will fall in love with her embroidery designs.

I tried to stay focused on my goal and not be distracted by the other projects I brought to the Sit and Sew.

This is what the quilt top looks like now.  I still have to get it quilted before the end on the month.  I am not sure how I will finish it, maybe some hand quilting and a few ties with pearl cotton.  Stay tuned and happy February.  Be available to others, they will be a blessing to you.