The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. ~George Elliot
I finished sewing my quilt top in two days and am one of the fourteen members whose quilts are posted on Flickr.
I had also caught up with the other quilt along projects I joined, that is:
If you want to particplate tutorials to the blocks are posted weekly on the website's sidebar.
You can view members blocks here: Flickr photos of p & b star sampler quilt along.
Hopefully I will be brave enough to actually machine quilt one of these tops!
Firstly, the four pink, black and white blocks for Bradie Sparrow's Summer Star Sampler Quilt Along are done and displayed above. I have always wanted to do a pink and black quilt from my stash, and when I found an inspiring pink and black remnant piece of fabric, I knew exactly how I was going to sew it immediately. Now I am finishing Block 5. Block 6 is done and coming next post later this week.
TO MAKE THIS STAR BLOCK, CLICK HERE FOR A WONDERFUL TUTORIAL:
I am sorry I have not forgotten you. My computer was in for service for two weeks, but my computer has been repaired...thankfully...Now I have no reason not to blog. Oh how much I missed you all, my computer and blogging friends!
However, now that summer is here, I have had time to spend outdoors working in my garden also, but my other 'winter' hobbies have not been too far away. It seems I can never sit still. I have finished several works in progress for 2010 as I was feeling quilty about starting something NEW, but with money from my birthday to spend, I also had a great reason to shop and spend it on guess what...yes, of course...more fabric! My puppy had first attention with a new hair cut, and more treats, but then when I had more money from another order for a custom made doll outfit, I had money to spend JUST ON ME!
I am sharing with you my last three projects:
1. crocheted flapper dress for a Blythe doll. This is the fourth custom order for the same client; she requested black with a 'flash' of HOT pink. I used a very ugly doll for my model therefore did not want to photo her face...aren't I mean?
2. completed mystery cross stitch picture.
I finished at last. I truly think this is the longest project I have completed as total time involved tallies up to more than three hundred hours of stitching! Can you believe it?
3. first four blocks for my Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along
I found these excellent tutorials for these EIGHT pinwheel sampler blocks here:
But I am now able to enjoy all my efforts and not feel so guilty as I work on my new quilt! As ever I am 'forever stitching, but feel blessed and Happy2Sew!
Please feel free to see my other projects on Flickr.
SAYING FOR TODAY:
"A day patched with quilting seldom unravels."