January 31, 2013

Slight Progress

I have a few of the hundreds of parts of Easy Street sewn together, or at least partially complete. Here is a picture of what one of the blocks may look like. You can get the idea of the color scheme.  My only comment in a word--- Bright!

If I ever did this again ---(smack me!)---well, as I was saying  "if I ever did" Easy Street again I would choose to do it in the more subdued Stone Hedge "bright" line of fabrics instead.  Love the colors!

Stone Hedge Brights! Love!

Ummm---Brights and black and white scraps from my stash, not so much love going on---

January 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Clue: see the sewing machine picture on the right side of this screen posting.

January 11, 2013

Victorian Day of the Week Dishtowels

I'm either avoiding the Easy Street mystery quilt and any machine quilting lately (dusting the long arm)----or I'm having a lot of fun with the embroidery machine!   I think it's a little of both!

 I really am stitching on Easy street between thread changes at the embroidery machine---It's just a bit slow going as some thread changes are minutes apart. There were a lot of thread changes with these design. I used Isacord and Maderia threads.  These are those nice Aunt Martha towels I've mentioned before that come three in a pack that I buy at JoAnn Fabrics. You can just barely see the colored woven bands inside the folds of the toweling. Nice cotton weave.

Here are the latest set of dishtowels. The designs are Victorian looking objects from one of the many  talented digitizers at Oregon Patchworks.

January 06, 2013

Penelope Day of the Week Towels

I  deserted the Easy Street mystery quilt to do some machine embroidery. Probably because I'm just really tired of sewing on the mystery.  I've been inspired by all the finished Easy Street quilts though, so I will get back to it ---tomorrow.

I needed a machine embroidery fix. "Penelope" is a vintage day of the week design. The dishtowels  are from JoAnn Fabric and can be found in the iron on transfer dept.