Sunday, February 10, 2013

Snowbound Sunday

We are predicted to get up to a foot of snow by tomorrow at noon so it's not hard to predict which room I'll be hanging out in today! I've got Pandora playing my favorite 80's tunes, some chocolate kisses and a fresh pot of coffee - what more do I need?
No, I'm not protesting the snow! This is my light box to trace these cute designs for some embroidery practice. I decided to join the upcoming Stitch Me Up Embroidery Blog Hop which I'm really excited about. Embroidery was one of the first crafts I learned to love, I did many of the stamped tea towels and a few pillowcases too when I was young.
I bought this cute pattern last month and I think these will be a perfect warm up to my "big" project which I haven't decided upon yet. I kind of want to try something in redwork... but the patterns we have been given are calling for lots of color. I'll figure it out while I stitch these up. My new FriXion pen worked great drawing on the cold window.

The blocks for my "Four Patch and Friends" quilt are going to be trimmed today and I'm thinking a few might need to be frogged and resewn. Another of my 1st quilting projects (2002) that might have been partially sewn on my old Elna. I remember sewing most of them during March Madness because I pushed my sewing table out into the family room to "listen" along.  I don't watch much college basketball during the season but I ADORE March Madness!
This is going to be a such a pretty quilt... it might be my closest thing to an "heirloom" quilt when it is finished. Here is a picture from a previous blog post showing the lay out. I really want the corners on the white x's to match up and I think that's why it's been stalled for me. I know it's going to test my patience.
I might have to use my button to see me through!
I'm linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching@Kathy's Quilts and UFO Sunday@The Free Motion Quilting Project.

17 comments:

  1. Love your colorful quilt Deb. Enjoy your Spring redwork project!

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  2. Oh! That's going to be incredibly gorgeous!

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  3. What a beautiful quilt. It is never to early for a spring project.

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  4. Oh, this is so pretty. I made a small version a few years back, but this one is so wonderful with all the floral fabrics. Maybe a little "fudging" will get you thru!

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  5. Your quilt is beautiful...great fabrics and great arrangement! I think you'll do a great job of sewing them together! I also think your stitchery pattern is so sweet!

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  6. What cute embroideries! And I love your quilt, such pretty fabrics. :-)

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  7. I love your quilt and I'm betting once you dive in that your corners will match up and it will indeed become an heirloom! Beautiful! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the blog hop, too!

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  8. This going to be just lovely. I have one I started when my daughter got married. The guests signed the centers. Guess I can finish it now since they finally got re-married. LOL

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  9. Such adorable stitchery patterns :)
    I signed up for the blog hop too but don't know what I'm making yet.
    This is a gorgeous quilt - heirloom for sure!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  10. Such cute spring patterns! So funny against the snow picture. Love your quilt layout. Very cheery.

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  11. I love your light box. I have done the same thing before. The embroidery designs are so cute. Your quilt blocks are wonderful. I can see that you will have a beautiful heirloom when it is finished.

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  12. That is stunning! I love the secondary patterns that blocks make!

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  13. This is really gorgeous! A good project to work on while it snows. We got a lot of snow today and now we have lots of wind blowing it around. Tomorrow will be a snow day and I am planning to spend a little time in my sewing room hopefully.

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  14. I love the Four patch & friends block, it will be a beautiful quilt

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  15. This is such a pretty quilt! Totally agree with your button - have to keep swimming!

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  16. Very spectacular, beautiful:))

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