I finished the first redwork Santa...
and next up was the pile of gifts.
I managed to get a pretty good start on the pile and today I hope to finish them.
Sue is working on her Santa picture as well, and although we live at opposite ends of Canada, it is fun to know we are working together on the same project.
In addition to redwork, I usually have a small quilt, or two, on the go for hand quilting and today is no exception. This is the quilt top that is waiting for me in my quilting chair.
I took the picture early this morning ...don't you love the blue snow in the background?
The quilt is called "Mill Girls", designed by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts . It is one of seven quilts that comprises Pam's Journey Two of the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle Club. Read all about the Club right HERE. There are four Journeys to choose from. I borrowed this picture from Pam's blog to show you pictures of the quilts I will be making in Journey Two.
Although I'm not able to attend a club in person, which would be so awesome, I was still able to receive the kits for Journey Two by mail. I emailed Pam awhile back to ask how I could get involved and she gave me some great suggestions. Then I contacted a participating quilt shop, The Country Sampler Quilt Shop in Spring Green, Wisconsin. They sent me a kit once a month for the duration of the Journey.
The pictures do not do the fabrics justice...they are so beautiful and are just like silk. The colours and fabrics are very reminiscent of the fabrics of that day and in my humble opinion the chocolate border fabric is downright delicious!
I plan to stitch in the ditch for the pieced blocks. If you look closely, you'll see my first stitches. This block is also a "make do" block. Pam encourages us to "make do" with what you have, so I added this block from my own stash.
I am thinking of quilting some kind of a design in the alternate blocks. Any suggestions? So now you know what I am going to work on in my quilting chair, what are you working on today?
I really hope that in between the hand stitching, you'll have a little time to work on your Country Charmer quilt. On March 1, I'll post an update here and you'll have a chance to link up and show us your progress on your CC quilt for this month. Super creative quilt designer Lynn at Sew'n Wild Oaks has been posting some glorious blocks, tips and techniques for us, so be sure you visit Lynn for lots of inspiration. If you want to know more about the lazy daisy no pressure quiltalong , just click HERE. I had my own little mini-marathon last weekend and have four new Country Charmer blocks to show you. Here is a peek at one of my favorites, but I am learning that they are all "one of my favorites"!
Hope you come back on March 1 for more of Country Charmer!
It's a great day for quilting in my favorite quilting chair, and you know what is waiting for me!