Friday, March 22, 2013

Wool Quilt and New Stitchery Progress!


Today I played around with my wool pieces until I got a layout, that I liked. I had some spaces so I added a patchwork and a striped block and at the suggestion of a follower, some pennies. I also added the green blocks and the plan is to stitch words on those. I am doing a blanket stitch to keep it simple and easier than trying to do too many stitches on one big piece. I did a little bit today and got tired so I grabbed my stitchery to work on and what did I find underneath, a kitty block that I had set to the side. Now I need to rethink how that will fit in, but I am sure I can redo the top area and shorten the long piece. I added the longer piece and planned on making the applique later, which is good, since I will change that out to fit the kitty in.

What do you think? I realized I started this in 2009, time sure flies by;)


Another project I am working on is a stitchery called Blackbird Sings which can be found in Kathy Schmitz's book, Simple Pleasures in Redwork. After I find the stitchery, there will be a border and it will measure 23" x 26", the largest stitchery I have done but perfect to hang for spring and summer.

The original is done in lighter colors with a touch of black, I am going with black and a touch of color.

Contest and Freebie this week at Babycakes Blog, be sure to visit and wish her a Happy Anniversary!


19 comments:

Dorothy said...

I like how all your wool blocks have come together.

Kaaren said...

It's wonderful, Debbie and is crying to be finished. I can't wait to see it when it's done. Definitely an heirloom in the making.



Teresa Kogut said...

Debbie, this is really beautiful. I bet you can't wait to get it stitched together!

Cindy said...

Oh my, Debbie, this one is BEAUTIFUL! Just gorgeous!
You always are working on such pretty things.

Vicki W said...

Your quilt is going to look wonderful. If I might offer an observation... it seems the left side is more light than the right. I wonder if the bird block could be switched to the right side to balance out the value placement. Just an idea.

moosecraft said...

Oh that wool quilt is looking awesome! They all ft together perfectly! Love the block on the lower right with the cats and roosters on the roof! :-)

paulette said...

Your quilt is stunning!! You go girl!!
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Raymond Homestead said...

That quilt is going to be so cute. I like the idea of putting words on the green blocks. Can't wait to see it when it's all done!

Deb said...

Your wool quilt looks wonderful. They're really coming together. And I really like Kathy's design that you're working on. She has some wonderful patterns.

Carole said...

Ohhhhhh! Lovely project your have going! Thanks for sharing your wonderful work! Cheers!

Kate said...

Your projects are lovely and thank you for the links.

Sandi said...

Your piece is lovely in the wool. I look forward to seeing how it will be finished, what words are you planning for it?

Your stitcher also looks great. Time for me to look for some UFO's and join you in some finishing.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love the layout of your quilt, great idea for the pennies! Can't wait to see your new stitchery, love the design.

Melody said...

You are so talented.

Fannie said...

Love your quilt design, Debbie. Bravo. I'm sure you'll find a space for your kitty. Have a great weekend!

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Very nice!!! I have missed you! I am black to blogging again!
Hugs!
Lynn

Firecracker Kid said...

It's really looking good Deb. I really love the colors.
xoxo~Carol

Firecracker Kid said...

It's really looking good Deb. I really love the colors.
xoxo~Carol

Cheryl said...

This looks wonderful. It warms my heart on this cold, dreary day. I love the kitty block.
It makes me want to start a new project.