Sunday, April 20, 2014

Still plugging along!

I am still plugging away at the eight layered flowers I need  to finish off block #17 of Baltimore Garden.  It really has gone pretty well, but I have been interrupted by the spring weather.  I was able to get most of my garden planted so that really cut into stitching time.













I also got the bird legs embroidered onto block #16.  It didn't take very long but all these things take time.

Today I hope to find a some time to stitch the last two centers on block #17.  I love the depth that the block gets from all the layers.  As I work on it, my mind starts dreaming about how much fun this quilt is going to be to quilt.   I have to remind myself to enjoy the stitching at hand for now or I will never get the quilt assembled into a top.
I did get a start on block #18.  This is the start of a vase, they are so much fun to stitch! I hope you find some time for a few relaxing stitches today. Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Three Purple Pickledish Blocks!

I was able to finish assembling my three pickledish blocks for April's RSC14.  Each month after I take my picture for the blog I place the blocks in a box.  The second month I pulled out the first months and placed them on the floor to see how they looked together.  Last month, I decided to resist the temptation, and wait till all the blocks are finished at the end of the year.  Sometimes I wish I had a design wall to put my blocks on each month as I finish them, but in this case I am looking forward to the mystery.

So far I like the black and white fabrics with each color. With the gray neutral background they should all play together nicely, but it will be so much fun to lay them out once they are all done. I just hope I can stick to my guns and wait.  How about you, do you keep your blocks on a design wall, do you lay them out each time a new color is added, or do you wait for the surprise?