Sunday, March 18, 2012

Baby Quilt top

The quilt top is completed. Both borders have been added, now need to get the backing a tad wider.

Have to get moving on this project. Just a week left to get it completed.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Bag Lady Exchange

Hi there gals... Had fun getting my block ready to begin its trip with a voyage to Toronto for a visit with Lynne. As usual, I wasn't able to decide what to do until late in the game. Finally decided to do a block from a delicious book I purchased the last time I was in California called "Beautiful Botanicals". The block I chose is the Autumn Tiger Lily with Asters... you can see an image of the original on page 52 of the Preview this book.

This is my version of the block. I didn't have time to complete it, so everything is basted in place. To complete the block I will hand applique the stems and try to hand applique the flowers and leaves but to shape the pieces I used glue so I may not be able to hand applique those pieces. There are two sets of flowers that are not on the block and also a butterfly which will go in the center. The daisy like flowers will go in the lower left hand corner and I plan to do them in a gold batik and a brown center, the other flower is a floral spray which is to go in the lower right and upper middle and should be in graduated purples. Haven't decided what to do with the butterfly as of yet.

This block has gotten me excited to do some more from this book. I have the fabrics to do one of the blocks and started collecting fabrics for another. But first I NEED to get the baby quilt that I previously posted completed. Still needs the borders and quilting done.