good afternoon! i have several things to do today before i take off until Thursday. Then we are loading for the Fiber Fest in Bemidji on Friday. Still some crazy quilt block kits to fold and bag, a quilt to quilt, and hopefully kits for the Ring of Roses and Cottage Eggs…(along with a pattern for the Cottage Eggs).
Today, however, i’ve got some Lucy news. I ordered myself a bolt of the Bella Bleach PFD for the Summer Cottage Lucy blocks…it arrived yesterday and i set to work.
It was relaxing last night to baste and stitch the pretty white honeycombs and dusky pink squares. I HAD to stitch together 2 sashing pieces and a corner to get the look…and I love it! It looks even better than i had imagined it would.
In order to cut down on the starting and stopping i’m doing 6 honeycombs with 4 squares for the sashing and the cornerstone/cross will have 12 honeycombs around it.
i’m putting the blocks together starting with block 1 and working across.
***keep in mind that some of the Summer Cottage blocks are sold out…and some are down to just a few kits or just 1 kit –hello block 1–***
Ring of Roses needs a run through the washer and dryer…but i couldn’t resist a better pic of it.
Ring of Roses is made using a mixture of French General, Jo Morton, Jennifer Chiaverini, and Betsy Chutchian…we do have it kitted complete with pattern, acrylics, papers, and fabrics for front and binding.
mom and I had a snow day today! lots and lots of snow…blizzard weather…perfect for staying home, sipping coffee, stitching, or popping online to check out what’s new.
we finished up Razzberry Creek a day or so ago and last night we finished up the binding and ran it through the wash. most quilts don’t get any cuddle time before they are displayed at the shoppe, so this quilt is quite lucky!
Razzberry Creek is a revisited pattern from about 2009-2010. it has always been an absolute favorite…the original was made using Millicent by Anna Griffin and spends its summers on my bed.
When Amberley arrived (which if you remember was after the accident) so not a lot of stitching took place…but it was definitely a collection that would get a quilt. Well, after some discussion, we decided on Razzberry Creek. That way when we no long have the fabric, mom can put it on her bed.
Amberley is classic Brenda Riddle…quite similar to Ambleside. if you missed out on her premier Moda collection…this would definitely help ease the heartache of missing out on it.
so while the snow swirls wildly…we’ll be dreaming of flip flops, fresh lilacs, and afternoons on the porch.
Razzberry Creek measures 90 x 102 inches and is kitted up and available now.
Happy weekend! mom has finished up the Urban Cottage Blanket, and we’ve set the bed for the February…think lovely pillows, pink, black, and a little bit of Urban Cottage.
This lightweight blanket is perfect for the hygge style…just add a few candles, a cup of your favorite hot beverage…i prefer coffee or cocoa, and maybe some stitching or family time.
If you prefer a little more Romantic Prairie style…it works for that too…we added black and white ticking pillows to our bed to help mix the white pillows with the cream-y toned blanket so it will work with all your black, white, and cream linens, slipcovers, or cushions.
Cottage Style…now…we realize that cottage style tends to lean more towards white, cream, grey, and softer pastels. But every once in a while…we are surprised by how much we love a little infusion of black. These pretty woven prints, big roses, and lovely toweling were just what we were looking for…there is even a little grey in the collection. We added the Cottage Hearts pillow, the Be Mine pillow, and a red linen heart on batting pillow to make it more Valentine’s Day. (When Easter/springtime rolls around pull out the bunnies and soft pastels…)
we used the toweling for the border…cuz we love those stripes…then instead of layering it with backing and batting we finished the edges on the back side so you can use it as is.
we do have the urban cottage blanket kit available over on the website here.
good afternoon! The Polar Vortex gave us the day off yesterday but today seems to be a little bit better (it is a balmy -5°F here in Paynesville right now).
I had some warmed up beef stew for lunch and am sipping a coffee right now…cuz that walk from the Post Office is a little brisk!
Mom finished up Column One of the 4 x 5 inch Block Anthology earlier this week…i just needed some pictures of the column…
I love that gray in there as a divider between the blocks and then the columns. it really helps each block stand on its own. we do have column one kitted up and available over on the website…linked here.
The Column One kit will be just the 14 blocks…
you do have the option to add on the gray and or the book if you don’t have it…
we’ll be getting these column kits folded and ready to go…if you’d like to make your own Anthology quilt.
these last 5 weeks have i’ve been debating on how to approach the actual piecing of the blocks, 4-patches, accent squares, and the background honeycombs. i don’t want them to be out of commission while i’m piecing them.
so i’ve decided to do the following…
i will stitch up the sashing pieces.
and finish up the cornerstones
then i think i’ll start piecing them together.
i’m also planning on piecing them together chronologically…so if there are any kits left when i’m done…they will be easy to find.
UPS just dropped off some brown paper packages so i’d better get back to work.
good afternoon! hopefully you are enjoying this last little bit of above zero weather until it turns tundra-esque.
our chunky thread by Lori Holt arrived yesterday, so i set to work on getting the display up and everything marked. then last night after the last episode of the Ted Bundy Tapes i set to work on crocheting up a granny square.
i haven’t crocheted in i bet 5 years…so i pulled up lori holt’s video and i pulled up some other videos and once i got started it didn’t take long to do a couple rounds.
i’m planning on a granny square afghan eventually but for now i’m going to make a little pincushion and maybe a pillow or 2 down the road.
we’ve got the basic grey, white, and brown bigger skeins and then sampler packs 1, 2, and 3 and 4 is on order. we’ll be filling in with more colors as we get more projects done.
i love her 100% cute crochet hooks…they are definitely 100% cute and come in a pack of 3.
i’ve listed all the Lori Holt goodies…here is link…crochet...if you’d like to get started.
garden variety quilt has been pieced…just need to get it quilted, bound and washed.
pictures have been taken of column 1 of the Block Anthology…i’ll have that post live next week along with a link to Column 1 block kits.
FQ bundles of Hickory Road are arriving next week…be on the lookout for Jo Morton’s newest collection…can’t wait to add it to my Mrs. Billings quilt.
have a wonderful weekend…stay warm and travel safely!
how’s it going in your neck of the woods this afternoon? it’s a tad chilly at 19F feels like 10F and the next week or so we are looking at subzero highs…time to pull out an old project, nab a new project, or cozy up with coffee and your tablet and do a little bit of online shopping.
if you are looking for a little something-something to take your mind of winter…Porcelain by 3 Sisters arrived today (we have ordered up 3 more bolts which will arrive sometime next week) and it has us dreaming of springtime.
Porcelain features soft shades of grey, mist, blossom, and porcelain and the flowers are romantic, gentle, and sure to fit seamlessly with their previous collections…Victoria and Poetry to name a few.
we tucked it in with our walk-in display…i love how it mixes with other cottage style florals…can’t wait until we get some projects finished up.
we have porcelain yardage available online and in-store…precuts are still on order and expected later this month.
we do have a few things on the agenda
English Paper Piecing tutorial
chunky thread (YARN!!!) by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet is expected tomorrow so a little crochet is on the horizon.
4 x 5 Quilt Block Anthology…mom is done with the blocks for the first column (we’ll have each column available as a kit once i get that all figured out…)
project featuring Garden Variety…a wonderful quilt to use for the Easter festivities…
just a few things on my list…now back to Ring of Roses…i’ve decided to spend the last hour or so every work day working on her…i’ll do a post on Ring of Roses once i get a little bit more finished up.
Lucy Boston…i’ve neglected Lucy’s Summer Cottage…but my goal for 2019 is to get some of the unfinished projects finished…i have several both large and small that i would like to get finished…so here’s hoping! i’m hoping to do a Lucy Tuesday’s next week…January 29th. maybe i’ll have working on her a little bit.