Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vignette Mystery Quilt

I think we are a little slow here in the US getting these beautiful patterns out of Australia. I came across the Vignette Magazine back in May and Issue 3 just came out. When I saw the first block to the Mystery quilt I fell in love. I haven't done embroidery in years and the bright colors of the fabric are great!

So I went on the web and to my surprise I found the fabric. Don't you just love the fun colors and patterns, the fabric is from Japan.

As soon as the fabric came I got started cutting out the blocks for block one! These will go around the two outsides of block one.

Then I got part of block one put together so I could get started with the embroidery work. The outside border that you see is just there to keep the red dot fabric from fraying while I do the embroidery. I haven't be able to put it down it brings back all the memories of watching my Grandmother and mother embroidery on pillowcases when I was just a little girl. I was about seven when my mother started me embroidering on a tablecloth that I still have. I'll have to get that out and post a picture!

Stay turn for more pictures as I go along!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Heart Quilt

I just finished this sweet heart quilt! I used fabric that I had won off a a blog about a year ago. Its now off to the quilters, hopefully it will be done in about four to six weeks.

I've been very busy working in the garden and yard I need to take some pictures its looking really nice.

Have a happy summer day!