Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lolly Pop Trees Started

This is my latest project.
 It's designed by Kim McLean and called
Lollypop Trees. 
I think it is just beautiful.  


I have completed two of the blocks so far.  
The pieces are quite large and so it goes rather quickly.  
I think the hardest part of this quilt is picking the right fabrics. 
                                                                                                                                                                            

Almost all the fabrics in this quilt are by Kaffe Fassett.  
I really like his fabrics they are so bright and colorful.


I think this is going to be a fun quilt.


Friday, October 22, 2010

A Little Knitting, A Little Spinning, A Little Quilting

I can't believe how long it's been since I posted on my Blog..Life you know gets in the way sometime.

I have been doing a few things  with my time.

First, I knit a little hat  for Lillian.  This is a free pattern from The Knitting Siren.  It's called the Papallona Earflap Hat.


She lives way up in freezing Virginia so I can use some of my washable wool which is too warm for the South.

                                                                                                                                                                            One day  I finished spinning some yarn.
I have soooo much fiber I need to spin.














Then I finally finished my ninth Florabunda Block.  Only three more to go.  Each block has a sawtooth border.  Not looking forward to that.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hearts and Flowers finally finished!


I finally put the last border on my Hearts and Flowers quilt.  This has been a rather fast journey.  I started this quilt on August the 28th and completed the top yesterday October the 8th.
The quilting will be another story since I don't seem to get that done too quickly.  I think the piecing is my favorite part.
I am debating with myself now-- trying to decide-- if I should take the border on the right off and turn  it around.
I didn't notice  how different it looks until I saw it in the picture.


I now need to get busy on some of my other projects...things I hoped to have finished by Christmas but are not looking so good since I became involved in all this applique'.