Friday, July 17, 2009

Inching My Way

Those of you that know me from the other blog know that I am working on a project which is converting a counted cross stitch pattern into a quilt. The picture below is the pattern, each cross stitch will be a one inch (finished) square. A total of 5, 580 squares.

The picture below is what I have completed so far, daily living and Summer, (Summer? what Summer? but that is another post), have got in the way of doing a lot more on this quilt. Today we have a rainy day so I decided to do some more of this project. The most time consuming part of this quilt is cutting all of the fabric into 1 1/2 inch squares. I usually have a session of cutting and then a sewing session at a later date, it makes me think that I am accomplishing a few more blocks a lot faster.
I am planning to hand quilt it, (now I know that I am crazy), do you have any suggestions, one of my quild members suggested outlining the cottage, trees flowers etc. what do you think?

Thanks for looking Patricia

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My Garden

I have enjoyed looking at other blogger's flowers, and gardens, so I have posted some pictures of my garden. Some of the flowers are Pink and yellow Potentilla, Shasta Daisy, Phlox, Veronica, Echinacea, Batchlor Buttons, Yellow and Copper Day Lilies, Pink Astilbe, and my Euonymus duck Topairy.
Lobelia, Sweet Potatoe vine, and Geranimums are in the pot at my front door.

Enjoy, thanks for looking, Patricia