Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Projects

Where in the world did the last week go?  I knit a little and hand quilted a little and finished the samples for my little demo about the "Crazy Squares" (next weekend at the TRPQG meeting in Rocky Mount, NC).  Our family also celebrated the 30th birthday of our daughter .... so I guess I WAS busy with a variety of things.

On May 15, on the blog "String Thing Along", P. showed an adorable rick-rack-trimmed table topper that she had made.  It took me a little bit to get everything rounded up, because I had to order the EZ Dresden ruler, but today I was ready to go.  I cut and sewed strip sets in red, white, and black.  I'll cut the wedges and put one together tomorrow.  If I'm happy with the results, watch out, there will be more!

On Saturday, the Artrageous Quilters met at the store once again.  Our topic was "cityscapes" and Pat C. generously shared ideas and had lots of samples for inspiration.  Here's the beginning of mine, just rough shapes.
To really define the shapes, I decided to couch black yarn on the outlines.  Here it is in progress.
Here's the back.
When the couching is done, I'll add the back.  Then I'll do some machine quilting and finish up with the really fun part - embellishment!  Beads and ribbon and maybe a couple of surprises.       

1 comment:

P. said...

Ooh, I am excited to see your table topper!! Your cityscapes is pretty awesome. Great idea with the couching. It really sets off the elements.