Monday, October 7, 2013

Tavern House and leisure time

It has been a long time since I had this much leisure time.  So before the day gets busy I want to share some WIPs.

Tavern House by Maggie Bonanomi.  Every since I first noticed Maggie's work in Need'l Love books I have loved her designs.   I enjoyed taking several classes with her at The Buggy Barn.   This BOM is through Primitive Gatherings,  I love there color choices and of course their wool is always beautiful.  I am using a primitive stitch for most of it and adding a few embroidery embelishments that I learned with Sue Spargo this summer.

My newest WIP is a fun flower quilt with wools on homespuns and bushed cottons.  I am pulling wools from my stash, which is an adventure and tons of fun finding wools I have forgotten I owned!  I have found that you can spend more than a pretty penny on wools and not really have just the right thing, but making do is satisfying.  I brought these blocks along with me on our trip and they are pretty quick to stitch up.  One night I looked at my block and realized part of the flower was crooked.   Soooo a little unsewing and the next day I payed closer attention to details.  :)

This is a Christmas quilt by Heart in Hand, it is a BOM through The Buggy Barn.  Wools on textured cottons, Diamond Textiles.
I prefer putting wools on a heavier cotton since working with these fabrics,  I also love the their texture.  The angels eyes are going to be a challenge for me, she needs a more finished look,  details always give me a challenge.   

Thanks for coming by and seeing what I am up too, blogging has been a wonderful experience.  Meeting people with so much creativeness has been a blessing to me.

Fall blessings from Nebraska!


Michelle said...

You are getting lots done!

Nancy in MT said...

I envy all your wool projects. Each project different in it's own way and each with beautiful wools and workmanship. I'm definately a Maggie B. fan. Your Flowers quilt looks wonderful and if there is a crooked flower, I didn't notice. I have the pattern, one of those great older designs from Linda Brannock, to make one of these days.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Michelle, I want to see your update soon.
Nancy, thank you, I really enjoy working with wool, some designs never go out of style.

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Lori said...

I hope you are getting a lot of stitching done! These are all terrific projects. I especially love the Christmas one.

Karen said...

Good wool projects. The flower one is a Linda Brannock quilt pattern, isn't it? I think it is the one my friend loaned me recently.

Terry said...

Your wool projects are all so pretty! I love wool, but have only made a couple of pincushions with it.

Beertje Zonn said...

Your wool projects are beautiful!
Greetings, Sonnja

Mary Truax said...

Carrie its good to hear from you and see what you're working on.