Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Pressed Bouquet in Fabric & 2015 finish!

Chester County Criswell Quilt Block #29
Chester County Criswell Quilt Block #29 Maria Criswell is finished! It is an odd little pressed flower bouquet.

I am on the way to finish CCC Block #30 (Elizabeth Crosby) by the end of the month, in time for the new block! Can't wait!

          Chester County Criswell Quilt Block #30
Modern Baby Grandmother's Quilt dated & FINISHED! 2015
(Click to view closely)

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Little Embroidery

Just need to add the date! (and figure out how to make pictures turn the correct way). How about that green and purple together? I like it! Very fun. Next,... plan some quilting this weekend after a VERY busy Spring Break of triple work. 
Update - no one said a word about my misspelling! YIKES - "Embroidery" is corrected now :) And, the date is added :) WOW! A complete finish! Photo next time.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Alice Richmond (CCC #24) revisited

Hole in the Center - UPDATED Version!
The Oak Leaf Reel quilt block design had been one of my favorite-looking designs although I had not previously made a block until Chester County Criswell Quilt! You may recall when I began working on this block #24 (Alice Richmond) on Sept. 2014, and finished it by the end of the month. At that time I cut out three color versions of this block: red, green and this red & green version. I only finished one of the blocks thus far (original above). As this block sat on the design wall - amongst all the other blocks - it just did not sit well with me. Finally, I had a little inspiration and revised the block. I thought about it for a long while then did it! CUT a hole in the center section (As above!). Now it seems to match the other blocks better - or something?! I LIKE it! Somehow this seems like a vast improvement!  What do you think, have you ever had a block that just did not feel settled and took it upon yourself to revise?
CCC #29
CCC #30

 Here is progress on the next two CCC blocks. Sewing on the dried flower bouquet (CCC #29), pattern tracing and fabric selection for #30. I am staying close to caught up. This very fun and inspiring project continues!

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

"Pink Hearts" - CCC #28 Finished

CCC #28 "Mary McDowell"
Here is another finish Chester County Criswell Quilt block #28! (un-ironed in pic). I worked on this block in February and it seems appropriate for the heart shaped designed and it just called out to be pink! 
Thanks for everyone's comments on my blocks :) I will miss it when we have all quilt blocks and no more to look forward to each month. I'll have to get myself involved in another online quilt work group becasue this has been a wonderful experience to challenge me and allow me to meet talented and lovely quilt bloggers around the world!

Next up, CCC #29 - the interesting botanical bouquet. I tried two different fabric versions. I will stick with the dull green.

Finally, March 3rd came and went and I survived! Nothing left but the clean-up to finish. Yay! I decided it would be better to deliver in May - the Grandmother quilt for my mentor. I have been working on the label. Embroidered using back stitch - different than my usual outline stitch but seemed to fit the "modern" look better.