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I design needlepoint AKA canvaswork or counted needlepoint - it's all done from charts and diagrams!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What happened to Spring??

I woke up feeling cold this morning. What wacky weather everyone seems to be having. I couldn't believe I pulled a long sleeve shirt over my head this morning and still have it on this afternoon. I thought summer was imminent but I guess we have a few more days of cool weather. 

I'm plugging away at stitching the borders on Colorwaves - I finally settled on cross stitches with white stranded floss. I don't know what I was thinking when I thought I'd get these done in an evening or two - I've done multiple stitching sessions and am only halfway through. Now my goal is to be done by the end of the month as I'm working on a few other things in between to break up the monotony of the rows of white. Borders aren't my favorite thing to stitch! 

Our local quilt guild had its bi-annual show this past weekend. As a member of the committee, I'm happy to have the event be finished. I thoroughly enjoyed the show and spending time with a few special friends.  On Saturday I did a bed turning (basically a Show and Tell of my quilts and telling their stories). It was really interesting to see the progress of my quilting journey and how eclectic my taste is. I like a little bit of everything - civil war, brights, batiks, and I'm starting to enjoy the "modern quilts". I bought some fabric up in North Carolina a couple of weeks ago and designed a quilt to use it. I've started it and am thinking I may chart a design to go with it. I've been thinking of turning a piece or two of mine into a quilt for a long time and think I may have decided to finally do it!

I entered three quilts and was thrilled to get a ribbon on two of them, especially as one of them was a "Judge's Choice" ribbon - there were five awarded and mine was for "Scrap Quilt" and the abundance of fabrics! I was thrilled when I walked around the corner and saw the different colored ribbon! Whether it's quilting or stitching, I like lots and lots of color and pattern!



I started this quilt several years ago and finally finished it this year - it combines two of my favorite quilt blocks - stars and log cabins. I'll be really happy to put this out for Christmas this year!





Here's one of my favorite quilts from the show - I loved the variety of the orange fabrics and it was a really happy quilt!


Thrilled to have the taxes done and in the mail! I'm spending the afternoon stitching and quilting to celebrate!
Kathy

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your ribbons! Your quilts are stunning!

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  2. I'm very much looking forward to buying a Colorwaves kit (although I'm still working on my Tangelo). Congratulations on your quilts getting ribbons!

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