Itching to stitch!

I love New Year’s Day!  The tree is down.  The decorations have been packed away for another year.  And now it’s time to get the sewing machine out of hiding!  I spent most of New Year’s Day cutting out blocks from Barbara Brackman’s Grandmother’s Choice.

Here is #18.

grandmothers choice 1

And here is #15.

grandmothers choice 2

And, finally, #11.

grandmothers choice 3

I finished stitching the first block of a quilt I am designing for my Sunday Afternoon Applique Group.

batik block

Here is the paper pattern.  Bruin likes to chew on my paper patterns.  See him in action here.  (Actually, seeing that post made me realize I have a few UFO’s that need to be finished this year!!  Yikes!!)  My thoughts are still percolating over the curvy inner border…and which setting I will use…and how many blocks to make…and how big will the quilt be…and so on and so on!  Designing a quilt is definitely about the journey!

paper pattern

I have been just itching to start the next block of Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore”.  I decided the vase would be a perfect place to start.

First I stitched down the light blue section.

light blue

Next I stitched the dark blue section on top.  You can see that the light blue section is just a skinny edging, but I used a full piece of fabric to give it more stability.

vase 2 (2)

Then I added a few more pieces.

vase 3

vase 4

And finally, an almost finished vase!

vase 5

Till next time…

Kerry

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