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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Works in Progress Wednesday

Okay... I said I was taking a week off, and I took a day off.  Can you blame me?  I'm addicted.  So here's what's up this week.  With Mother's day coming up quick, I'm working to complete that tree.  I had Mandy come over this morning and she and I planned an arrangement of beading and chunky french knots.  I want her getting this soon.  So I have a lot of hand stitching to do know which I will thoroughly enjoy!!  I am so in the mood for that.


I haven't worked on Kate's highway poles, but that will come soon enough.  Their possession date for a new home away from the prairies has not yet arrived, so I'm not feeling panic.


Jesica's stitching will be planned out, but not complete to until after the end of the month.  I have an art exhibit to produce by the end of this month, and (yikes) who am I kidding!?  Deadlines press.


I took off to a sewing retreat on Sunday.  I spent the whole day in a vaulted cedar room overlooking a lake with the windows open.  (See last post for details.)  It was awesome!  I specifically took no existing projects with me.  I figured the art was too messy with all the yards & beads & threads.  I didn't have a plan for a quilt, so I just took along all the solid precuts I had in my stash and made a big quilt top.  I even did all the piecing with Fiona (my Kenmore ogre who is really a princess).  She did a marvelous job!


I also put together some single log cabin blocks for a baby quilt top.  It has five shades of pink if you look really close.


But wait!  There's more.  Remember the wonky owl quilt?  It looked like an earthquake.  I wasn't happy with the quilting and i didn't show you because it was too much.  Well I decided ripping out the stitches would take about 5 days... so I jsut kept going.  It looks like a dozen tornadoes.  It's a natural disaster quilt.  lol  I kept thinking, 'it's okay.  Anno is very unconventional.  She'll like it!  She'll laugh.  Laughing is good.'  She saw it last night and loved it.  So all I have left to do it hand stitch the binding before our six children go on a playdate tomorrow.  : )  Then she heads home which is out of province.

spirals upon intersecting circles...  tornadoes!




Finally - I'm threadpainting and handstitching some postcards for the spring swap at PostCard Cottage.  Join if you like!  The link is on the sidebar.  I can't show you a lot, but I'll give you this, which is turning out pretty and quite enjoyable to do.



All righty then!  Head over to Lee's at Freshly Pieced to see what other quilters are up to!  : )

~Monika

14 comments:

felicity said...

Wow - you've been productive! Everything is beautiful!!!

Leanne said...

I love it all! I hope you enjoy the handstitching.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I think your free whirlwind quilting suits the fun wonky owls, I like it!

Elizabeth D. said...

Wow, everything looks amazing!! The thread painting, especially looks just stunning :)

Becky said...

Oh wow, I still love that little tree. So beautiful and detailed! That super pink log cabin is really fun too. great work!

CityHouseStudio said...

Such beautiful projects!
And I love the tornado quilting!

Katie B. said...

I love that pink baby quilt! Simple and sweet.

Debbie said...

oh my goodness! What beautiful projects! Love your single log cabin - and oh, your quilting is lovely!!

Dee said...

Gulp. What beautiful projects. Love the Mother's Day tree, the HST is to die for...the little "mermaid" is so sweet and I just can't believe all you're doing! Awesomeness supreme!

Scrappy quilter said...

WOW you've been busy. All such great projects. Hugs

kwiltmakr said...

Beautiful baby quilt! I am glad that your friend liked the quilt and you didn't have tear the quilting out of it. It looks good to me .

Teje said...

Wonderful works! I love your quilts!

Amy said...

very pretty pink quilt! The tree quilt is coming along real nice.I really like the quilting for the baby quilt.

Jeane said...

You are always so busy being creative. Your projects are beautiful. Thank you for the Gift Certificate that arrived today.

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