Sunday, July 18, 2010
Sampler Sunday and a Charming Between Friends Finish
This week's sampler was stitched back in 1997. It is a pattern from City Stitcher and is called The Weeping Tree Sampler. I love how the letters of the alphabet are hidden among the leaves of the tree and weeping willow trees are one of my favorite trees.
Among the other great details of this piece are the hands in the lower right corner. This is another big sampler about 12 1/2 inches square.
And today I finished my Between Friends QAL from the Charming Chatter gals. I love how the quilting really made this little quilt come to life.
I started by doing some continous curves around the blocks. Then I moved onto some straight line quilting inside the blocks. I used one of the decorative stitches on my machine over the edges of the little inside borders. The thread is a variegated Sulky in shades of gold, light green and a lavender. I like how the colors dance across the top. Quilting this little quilt has made me want to start a larger version of this quilt. I think the quilting would work well on a full size quilt too. I have a nice selection of fat quarters that have been seasoning and are ripe for the sewing.