Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Quilt world

Here I am in my lovely sewing room with the windows open and a breeze coming in from the lake.  How lucky can I be? I've spent many hours outdoors doing yard work lately and have been totally exhausted at the end of the day.  Now that everything is green growing, it seems well worth the efforts.

I still manage to work on projects here in quilt world, though in shorter bursts.  The photo above is our applique group's new project.  It will be donated to the Mercer Library when finished.  I designed this quilt using my Electric quilt software.  The appliques are set on a black pin dot, tone on tone  fabric which everyone loves - purchased at the Quilt Cottage.  We all brought piles of fabrics to chose from for our individual blocks - each of us will applique one block. 

Another work in progress is this quilt of glowing dragonflies and beetles - the blocks pieced together and pinned to my wall are looking at me asking:  What will my borders be??  I have some ideas, but that's it so far.  I really like the way it's turned out so far and am excited to do the borders.

Last week, with a wonderful discount coupon at the Fabric Patch I purchased fabrics (in addition to my stash) to use for my Shore Birds quilt - the design I want to do popped in my head the other morning on my walk.  Have to get out the big graph paper, and sharpen my pencils.

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