Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Getting back to embellishing...

I knew this year would be busy, a new baby and a 3 year old, I decided to try not to start any major quilts this year and focus on completing some of my UFOs. I have been slowly working on hand quilting a double wedding ring, which does not make for very interesting blogging. But the next quilt on my list should prove to be a bit more stimulating. It is the Spring CQ.. I took a good look at my progress to date and I am not too sure if I like what is going on, but I will persevere. I sewed all of the blocks together and started adding some larger elements.


I found inspiration in some of the dimensional flowers Allison over at Allie's in Stitches has be creating for her Spring CQ. I used 2.5 inch ribbon for my flowers. I have a sprig on the right side of the quilt and I think I will balance that with one on the left.

The used tiger tape is to plan the placement of the embroidered stems.

2 comments:

FredaB said...

Hi Amy

Hope you are all doing well and baby growing fast.
I think your flower quilt looks good. Once you get the embellishments on they tend to cover half the fabric anyway. Are you going to embroider all the seams? I have never embellished anything larger then a 12 x 24 piece. JBMontano sews hers together at least in long strips so she can meander from one block to another. Will be watching how you come along.

Hugs

FredaB

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

It will be interesting to see this UFO progress - pretty ambitious for mom to a 3 year old! I can't imagine taking anything like this on when mine were that age! lol
Hugs,
Kerry