This Saturday is the Thistle Quilt Guild quilt show so I have been super busy getting things prepared. My BOM , a combination of Westering Women by Barbara Brackman and some blocks from Quilters Cache is finished , yes I could add more quilting but for now it is completely bound with label in place . This has been a project since last fall and my first time doing a QAYG handquilted project . I enjoyed every stitch on those blocks each month , the stitching of the rows together , not so much , but it's all a learning experience and I would do it again as I feel quite good about the fact I finished a queen size quilt in record time for me and I think i could work smarter the next time .
On Sunday I attended a party for two sisters , one was having a significant birthday, the other just moved in her new home so I made each of them a landscape to remember the occasion .
I took the risk of ruining this piece when I chose to FM stitch the tree , I had never done leaves before .
On this one I did some embroidery in the foreground . I enjoyed creating these and hope the girls will enjoy them . My supply of Hand-Dyed fabrics is really dwindling, time to learn how to do this myself ! Any tips from anyone who has done this ?
I am quite excited as on Saturday along with the quilt show is have tickets to Riverdance an amazing show of Irish dancing . When I visited Ireland a couple of years ago we attended a similar show and it was great but I think this will be even more incredible. I will let you know how it goes 😉
Time to run so thanks for taking the time to stop in and have yourself a fantastic quilty day . I am linking up to the Needle and Thread Network today for the first time in a long time , go here to see what others have been up to this week .