Friday, June 28, 2013

Another block...another row!!

It is fine and dandy to make quilt blocks.  It is really exciting to stitch those blocks into rows.  And it is beyond exciting to stitch the rows together!  This is my latest block of Civil War Bride.  I actually felt more like a home decorator than a quilter.  I wanted the carpet to match the tablecloth.  I didn't want the accent pieces (the vase, the leaves, the cherries and the apples) to compete with each other! 

I have enough blocks stitched together to make another row...

And here all of my blocks stitched together!

Keep stitching,


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ultra Suede Scraps

Wow, it has been such a long time since I've worked on my quilt!  I am now getting back into it and I hope to have some photos to share soon.
In the meantime, may I ask you all where you found the ultra suede for the feet?  I only have a Joann's locally and they don't carry it, and I have had no success online.  Well, I guess if I wanted to order the minimum 1 yard at $65 p/y I would!
If anyone has a scrap of a brown or tan ultra suede they would like to sell, I would be very interested!
Thank you,

Monday, June 17, 2013

Beaks and Feet

Here is my latest block from Civil War Bride.  One more block and I can stitch together another row!

I like to use Ultra-Suede for the bird's beak and feet.  I ironed the freezer paper templates to the Ultra-Suede and cut the pieces out.

  Next, I stitched them in place using a matching thread.

Keep stitching,

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Finding the perfect fabric!

Just finished another block!

 I searched through my stash for some fabrics that would make the peacock look regal!  I couldn't find anything in my stash, so I searched through my friend's stash and this is what I found!
The medallion fabric just begged to be fussy-cut, so I used Karen Kay Buckley's "Perfect Circles" to make the feather details.
I also used Ultra-Suede to make the feet.  After stitching the feet in place, I used a Micron marker and drew along the edge of the Ultra-Suede to hide my stitches and add some definition.

Keep Stitching!