Here are a few things that are keeping me busy these days.
I really struggled with piecing a “modern”theme wallhanging but
here it is. I have some idea of how I am going to quilt it but I am
feeling very stretched already. The colors are growing on me but the
piecing process was tough as well. All I did was cut and sew strips together-
I am sure you can tell that. Stretching can be good, I am told.
This is a birthday present for a special young girl who loves
horses. I am glad that it is done for her upcoming birthday.
It is funny because I find that panels are so easy to quilt. All the
designs and patterns just sit there and tell you what to do.
However, other quilts don’t even say a word to you. I know, I am
talking crazy here but I find it is true. Usually, when I start stitching
on a quilt, some ideas will come to me as I am quilting. This one, in
particular, is not saying a word. Maybe it is the animals.
All the outlining is complete and I think that I will have to take the bull
by the horns and just start stitching. Wish me luck.
Here are some close ups. The hand stitching is great. Lynn did a great job.
And the frog is totally cute!
Too many possums.
And the spider web is great.
Rosemary Makham, a Canadian, is the designer of the pattern.
I can’t imagine the hours that went into creating this quilt. It is gorgeous.
Do you struggle with trying to come up with quilting designs? I am sure
that I am not the only one in this boat.
Happy designing this week.