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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Works in Progress Wednesday

What do mustache trimmers and door stoppers have in common?  You will have to go back to yesterday's post and read the comments to find out!  Wow.  I learned a lot from all you great Tips on Tuesdays participants!  Thank you all.

Okay, down to business!  What have I been working on?  Believe it or not, I feel like I"m not accomplishing much, though I've been working working working since last Thursday.  I finished 'Deep Summer" for the Spring Show & Sale at the end of the month.  This piece is based on a photo I took last summer.

I finished the binding on the wonky owl quilt (the one with the tornado quilting).

I actually finished the piece for Kate!!  The art is done, I still have to make a border and put a backing on it.  I had a great time doing this one yesterday!  I used a seamstress' french curve to mark the lines I stitched for the power lines.  Here is a third of it, minus the beads for insulators.  The piece measures about 24 x 36 so far.  It's also based on a photo I took last year.

I have nearly all the embellishing complete on Mandy's wallhanging!!!  I said I wouldn't do this, but here is a look-see...  detail of the tree boughs.

It's full of french knots in a variety of greens, extended out to look like buds & small branches.  There are big glass beads stitched on too.  I spent hours and hours stitching lots and lots to pretty it up like she was dreaming about.

Jesica, if you are reading this, I haven't put a stitch on your quilt.  :(  But it's all waiting in my head.  I'll phone you soon.  : )

And I worked a bit on this one... it is based on a photo I took last year as well.  It's 6x8" and is for the Spring Art Show and Sale as well.  There is some marking where the poles will be stitched.  SO far, so good!  I love it, though I was surprised to have 6 shades of grey, and not the right one for this piece.  !?  I made it work.

Is there more?  Nope... I think that's it.  Pretty good hey?  If anyone is interested in joining a quilted postcard swap group, we would love some 'new life'.  You can click on the PostCardCottage link in the left sidebar for more information.  (I adopted the yahoo group from the former moderator.)

Head on over to Lee's at Freshly Pieced to see what other quilters in blogland are up to!  : )

Have a great day!


Lindsay Conner said...

Love your telephone pole quilt! I've never seen anything like it!

LynCC said...

Your "Deep Summer" makes me think of the spectacularly gorgeous mustard fields we drove past yesterday in southern Illinois. :D Golden yellowy saturated goodness. . .

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Your works are just totally amazing! I can't even pick out a favorite, because they all have details and lovely bits that just jump out at me! Looks like you are going to have an amazing collection for the spring show too!

A.J. Dub. said...

Gorgeous as always! I really like the telephone pole one. Really cool.

Wendys Hat said...

Amazing work! I am a new follower.

Hollie said...

Okay, I am in love with your work. It's amazing!

Mary said...

I am intrigued by the tornado quilting...is there a post with pictures somewhere?


Heather said...

wow, great progress on all those projects. Love the details.

Jeane said...

I really love your new piece with the strands of wheat? that you will add telephone poles to. So very pretty Prairies.

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