Sunday, March 1, 2015
Slow Sunday Stitching - Waiting for More Snow
Another snow storm is on it's way to Northwest New Jersey. Seems to be the pattern this year of snow on Sunday into Monday. That's okay - the perfect excuse to stay in my studio today and sew.
Today I plan on continuing to work on the Delicous Berries block from My Enchanted Garden. Here is the progress as of today. Still some pieces to be added.
I decided to make the wings of this bird two different shades of wool, just to add some interest. Or was it because I couldn't make up my mind... Hmm.. don't remember. :-)
This pretty blue flower still needs some circles added to it. Need to do that today!
And what is this? What would the week be without something new??? :-0
I decided to jump into the Stars In A Time Warp quilt along on Barbara Brackman's blog - Civil War Quilts. Anyone who knows Barbara's work knows she is an incredible CWR fabric designer and fabric historian.
This quilt along is a little different than most. First of all it is weekly; second Barbara shares a history lesson on each style of fabric chosen each week. Along with history on the dyes and manufacturing of fabrics and even setting options for your blocks. So interesting to learn the history of some of the fabrics we use!
So I had some catching up to do. Here is my first block featuring Turkey Red fabric.
Week 2 was Prussian Blue. The blocks are the same each week: Evening Star block.
Shirting Prints came next, used in the background of my block. The blocks measure 6".
For week 4 the color was Chrome Orange or Cheddar. This is a color I have come to really like in my reproduction quilts. It adds an unexpected spark among some of the duller colors.
Overdyed Green Solids was a challenging fabric for me. Barbara describes it as a grassy or lime green.
Double Pink has always been one of my favorites. Again, love the spark of color!
I have one more block to go to get caught up. Need to understand what Madder-style prints are! :-) I am getting an education along with making these wonderful star blocks!
Thanks to Barb over at Fun with Barb for inspiring me to join the quilt along!
Of course I will keep you posted... or you can join too!!!