Saturday, July 15, 2006

Vacationing at Chautauqua Institution, Part Two

Well, of course I have been sewing! Earlier this year I appliqued a dozen primitive calendar blocks. I brought them all along with me and got them latticed and the enormous top is ready to go off to the machine quilter. Here are pictures of a couple of the blocks. At one point when I was making them, I forgot that I'd been using the running stitch recommended by the designer and did one of the blocks using my customary buttonhole stitch. When I realized what I'd done, I consulted with the finest quilting minds I know, and we all decided that I'd do three blocks with the buttonhole stitch and the variation would add to the whole primitive look.
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have another project ready to tackle next week, a small wall hanging in the works now, and am hand appliquing my Civil War Basket blocks when I sit at the Amphitheatre. If Blogger cooperates, there will be pictures of these next projects, too.

1 comment:

Susan said...

We'll hope blogger cooperates. =)

I love the blocks, want to see the whole quilt laid out.

Your vacation sounds like a wonderful retreat from the world. Joe's watercolor is wonderful! I knew he designed quilt blocks for you, but didn't know his talent went this far.