Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Thank You, A Project, and A Preview

First a big thank you to Mary on Lake Pulaski. I won her recent give away. I was so excited, it's the first time I've ever won. Here's the beautiful fabrics and book she sent to me. I have a thing for teapots so the fabric is perfect. My mind is just churning to come up with just the perfect project. Thanks so much Mary!

In the past two posts I have mentioned an ongoing project that I've been working on though my quilting group. It's a Christmas stocking quilt designed by Kari of Fresh Cut Quilts and Donna. I've also thrown in a block that I put together to utilize some machine embroidery my friend Teresa made for me. It' still not finished but I thought I'd show you what I've done up to now. So first the the blocks that I've completed the machine applique.

Then the ones that I'm still working on.

I think I will border each block in a narrow border of black and then put them together with another near solid fabric. Stay tuned.

It's been a very busy two weeks around here. First it was the painting. That went well and took about the amount of time I thought it would. Then I decided to pull out all the home decorating fabric and see what went with the paint. The planned fabric looked really bad with the paint so that was out, but surprise I had another fabric that was just right. It was a fabric that I bought about three years ago for about $1.00 a yard on a close out. I have yards and yards of it, so I can do a lot with it. I have made curtains and a valence for the window. I am working on another couple of projects for the the room and will show you later. Here's a picture of the paint and fabric. Yeah, it's flowery, but I love that!


Teresa said...

Hi Jill, Your stocking blocks are looking great! Looking forward to getting over there to see them & you quilt room... We should try to do something between our B Days.
Congratulations on your winnings!!

Solstitches said...

What a lovely prize you won. I shall look forward to seeing what you make from the fabrics.
Your Christmas stocking quilt is fun!


Myra said...

What a great win! Good for you! 8-)

Love all those darling stockings! Awesome!

Your flowery fabric goes nicely with your paint color. I look forward to seeing your creations with it! 8-)

Don't forget about those wonderful PhDs of yours! lol! 8-)

Happy stitchings!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Glad you liked your winnings Jill! Have fun with them.
Love the fabric with your new paint too!

Anonymous said...

Jill - those blocks are so cute. The floral fabric is to die for!

Thanks for your kind comment on my leaves... :)