The sun is shining, so I ran to get my camera so I could finally take a picture of “Circle of Tulips”. I find the handquilting shows up really nicely in the bright sun! The only time I hand-quilt is in the evening. I like to sit down around 9 o’clock with a pot of tea and stitch the night away and contemplate life in general! You can download the pattern for “Circle of Tulips” on my website. It’s free! You can also check out the new video for the second installment of “Peggy’s Puzzle”.
Finally finished stitching the fruit bowl from Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore”. This could possibly be one of my favourite blocks! One more block left!!
I used Ultra-Suede for the little frilly green things on the strawberries and blueberries. Ultra-Suede is a life-saver for these tiny, tiny pieces. I also love the little bit of texture that it gives.
I was going to wait til I completely finished the fruit bowl before I started Ladies of the Sea, but I couldn’t help myself. Curiosity got the better of me. I just wanted to see what the colours would look like against the background. Dandy!
Til next time…
12 thoughts on “The Sun is Shining!”
You are such an inspiration, Kerry. You inspire me to likewise work diligently somehow, with found “sometime” on my passions but you certainly make me want to just complete my sewing projects. Keep telling me about it!!!
You just amaze me. So enjoy your blog.
Thanks very much!
Like Jane, I have to say – you are amazing! How do you get so much done? Lovely, lovely progress. I have some ultra suede somewhere — now where is it?
I really am not sure how I get so much accomplished. I really only applique maybe 2-3 hours a day (but not every day) and hand-quilt 2 hours in the evening. Now that I see that in print, I guess it’s quite a chunk of time! I guess it just doesn’t feel like a long time!!
You work so quickly==I am inspired. Where do you get the ultra suede and how do you attach it? Whipstitch? blanketstitich?
I was able to purchase my Ultra-Suede at the Applique Academy when I was there last time. I attach it with the same stitch that I applique with, I think it’s called
a blind-hem, I use the same color thread and make really tiny stitches.
I just love your blog, and i agree that you keep me going on my applique. i wished you lived closer so I could take classes with you.
Do you ever travel down to NY?
Hi Susan: I wish you lived closer, so we could get together and stitch. Love your latest block of CWB. I especially love the butterfly:)
I don’t usually travel to NY, but that certainly doesn’t mean that I never would!!
Yay for more videos!
And I can’t believe how quickly the hand quilting is going! Who gets that one?
Love the fruit basket…
Hi Wendi: Not sure who gets this one. Glad you like the videos!