Saturday, June 25, 2016
I'm sorry I have been so absent from blogging lately. I know some of you have asked where I have been...well I have been here quietly stitching and trying to get things done. It has been a busy time of year both at work and at home, but I do apolgize for my absence.
I also have been having trouble uploading photos from Picasa to Blogger or trying to get Google Photos to work. Is anyone else experiencing these problems? VERY frustrating.. and what's the point of a quilting blog if I can't show pictures of what I am working on? Some days I just turn off the computer in frustration and just walk away so I can do more stitching. :-)
Now let me try to bring you up to date on some of the things I have been working on.
I finally ... and I really mean FINALLY, finished the applique on my Uncle Sam's Hat table runner and am now working on machine quilting it.
This came from a rug design from Minick & Simpson that was in a June 2010 article in BH&G Quilting. So I have been working on this on and off for 6 years. Yeeezzz.. time to get it done!
Maybe I can get it done for this July 4th holiday.
I also finished the applique on the red Oak & Reel quilt. I love the addition of the birds that I made, love seeing birds in quilts. I was going to add a print border to this however, I realized it would make it too large to hang on the wall in my dining room. So I had to make a decision on the size. While I usually don't like making design decisions based on where something will 'fit', in this case it made sense. I will enjoy it much more on the wall than folded on a chair.
Here is the fabric, Tree of Life my Mary Kovel, that would have been used for the border. It now will be on the back of the quilt.
So here are two things I am working on. If I can get the photo/blogger issues resolved I will be back with more! But for now, enjoy your weekend! And if anyone has any suggestions or info on how you edit and upload your photos - I'm all ears!!
If you are on Instagram, you can also see photos of what I am working on. Follow me there under quiltingartist.