Friday, November 30, 2012

Help....Info About Germany

I am heading to Germany on Sunday (12/2) and am wondering if anyone knows of Needlework and Quilt Shops in or around Frankfurt, Mainz, Ingelheim, and Cologne. Any "Must See" sights????  All suggestions are greatly appreciated.  I will have my laptop so if anyone has suggestions please leave me a comment. Thanks so much!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Busy With More Than Just Cross Stitch

It did not take me long to finish stitching Autumn in New York but it did take me some time to figure out how to finish this piece.  Here is what I decided to do with it...

Designer: Primrose Needleworks
Fabric: 32ct linen over one
Floss: DMC
Stitched for: Meg C.

I purchased an unfinished wooden box and covered it with fabric.  The box did not come with a lid so, with the help of my DH, I made the lid and mounted the stitched piece on the top.  I had never tried this finish before and did not have any instructions to follow, as a result I had to "winging it" but I am pleased with how it turned out. 

Remember this?

It now looks like this...

 Stitched for: 2012 Graduation Quilt for Emily
75 x 98 Pieced Nine Patch

The quilt top was quilted by Mary Lea, a wonderful machine quilter in Texas.  I mailed her the top and asked her to do whatever she thought would look nice.  She selected a swirly pantograph and quilted it with black thread. It turned out perfect!

Machine Quilting by: Mary Lea Reynolds

Polka Dot Backing ~ Black binding

My sewing machine has been getting more use these days.  I am trying to finish my huge stack of UFOs.  Here is the latest completed quilt top...

A number of years ago I participated in a group block exchange and these are the blocks that we exchanges.  I actually completed the quilt top, less the borders, quite some time ago.  Hard to believe that all this needed was the borders!  Now I just need to get it quilted.

I recently attended the Champlain Valley Quilters' Guild Quilt Show and took  pictures of some very pretty quilts.  I will leave you with a few....

Thanks for stopping by...

Until next time...