Sunday, June 17, 2012

Apron #3

I am revealing these aprons one-at-a-time.
I wanted to give them to the person as a gift before I show everybody in the world.

This apron is for a lovely friend who helps lead the Ladies' group at our church.  I want her to have an apron that reminds her of our last year of study in the book of Psalms.

I guess we all need the reminder to cry to the Lord daily and often. . . and we need the reminder that He will hear our voice.

I also had so much fun making pretty embroidered flowers.

Making these aprons was so much fun!

(Thanks, so much, to my friend for her service to God as she serves His people!)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

UFO #5 - May's Progress

My May UFO has been slow to progress.  I have leftover pieces from the table runners my Mom used to make.  She had an AMAZING eye for color, and the table runners were beautiful.

I wanted to use the scraps as a sort of album of the table runners.
This is what I considered:

I had hoped the red (some would be pink or orange) diagonals and the green diagonals would add interesting movement in the quilt.

 It just was not working for me.

Then I saw this post  by Jolene at blue elephant stitches.
In addition to a tutorial for this block, she had made this quilt:

Granny Squares.

Do you remember crocheting these?  Or your Mom crocheting these?
Or your Grandma?
(I think I had a poncho out of Granny Squares in Jr. High!)

I decided black would be ideal for the outer edge of the squares -
and now the table-runner blocks look like this:

 I am so excited!!  The black just sets off the gorgeous fabrics chosen by my Mom.

I will probably put some black sashing between the blocks, just like the sashing in Jolene's quilt at blue elephant stitches.

Stay tuned for this top to be finished soon.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop

There is a new Blog Hop in town!

Plum and June

This is a way to get acquainted with a few quilting and crafting blogs each week.
If you click on the picture above, it will take you to a list of the featured blogs.

And Cut It Straight will be featured on November 8!

I HAVE been quilting . . .
More about that in a future post.