Thank you all very much for all of your kind words on my last two posts. I have not had a chance to answer all of your comments. Please know that I have read them all and am very grateful for such kind people!!!
The last four weeks have not been super productive on the sewing front, maybe except for the Soy Amado quilt. I did accomplish to work on some FMQ and the fourth Sew Kitschy block. I skipped the third block of the BOM because I had an orphan block that fit perfectly in its place.
The fourth and newest block is the blue teapot!
I had the privilege to be a tester (in March 2013) for Kristy for the bowl block on the lower right. Yes it is a bowl too like the third Sew Kitschy block, but instead of a spoon there is a roling pin and a spoon IN the bowl. I am struck by how well this orphan block matches the other three…. my fabric and colour preferences clearly did not change in a year! ;-)
( I discovered that my old orphan block was larger than my new blocks. The printer was not set on “actual size” for the new blocks. I had printed them from another computer and forgot to check! Luckily the size difference is not much and I can cut down the bigger block.)
This week a new FMQ-Along at Amy’s Free Motion Quilting Adventures started. Last series was on McTavishing and the new series is on a flower swirl.
These are some of the drawings on paper I did with a thick permanent marker.
I also stitched this variation which I came up with. I call it FLOWER POP.
Another one of my own variations on the flower swirls is this RAMBLING ROSE:
I used an Amann, 120 Saba thread in red (front) and white (back).
This last block took a long time to finish. It is not that big, as you can see from the ruler on the bottom, so the stitching is MICRO! I adore the combination of the pebbles and the rambling rose.
I would like to try out combining the roses with some leaves later this week.
Edit: Please go to my next blogpost to see a Rambling Rose variation with leaves. It is gorgeous, if I say so myself! ;-)
I hope you are all well and safe!!!
p.s. I will be linking up with these linky parties:
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