This morning I made a little trip to the quilt store for some fabric. Aren’t those colors pretty? This year one of the things I’d like to do is learn needleturn applique. So, before starting my big Halloween Baltimore Album quilt (the same one Missy is doing), I thought I’d practice on something smaller. Lucky for me, Bunny Hill Designs is doing a free Block of the Month project. I love the first block. My understanding is that it will be twelve months of baskets, but each basket will be filled with something different. So, this morning I purchased some fabrics for the stars, leaves and the basket. I also purchased my background fabric all at once, because all my backgrounds will be the same. I still need to get some wool for my little snowman. The blocks finish 8 x 8 inches, which is a totally do-able size. My background fabric is little white stars on white (so difficult to photograph).
I also bought fabric to back Barnabee’s Quest with. I believe this is a Thimbleberries fabric. I think it will work well with the piece. As you can see, I already have the hardware to hang the bellpull with, but no tassle. So, off to the finisher this is going. I am so excited!!
I also promised some progress photos on what I’ve been stitching on this week.
At Home with Jane Austen is coming along, I’m filling the house in.
I’ve also made a bit of progress on my Mele Kalikimaka piece. This is over one on 32ct with silk. I’ve finished up the gifts and moved on to the sand. Moving right along!
I have the house to myself this afternoon while Eric is at a photography workshop, so I think I’ll pop in a movie and work on a little gift I hope to get stitched up.
Have a great weekend!
I am grateful for the cat on my lap.