More progress on the trapunto…the center is nearly finished. I have half of the deer and trees to finish and one corner of lattice and bells.
I have use 2 skeins of yarn so far.
I stuff it pretty tight so it takes a lot.
The garden continues to grow. Here are a few pictures. The roses are stating and the Lupine are really looking great. (click pictures to enlarge)
I was looking at some quilt blocks on the floor (my design area is the floor) and it occurred to me that I never remember to look out the window. (the window is on the second floor and I have to look out and down to see the garden) Earlier today we had a bit of a hail storm so when I looked out I was afraid that I might see all my flowers flattened. Fortunately flowers a tough!
When I typed Look Through My Window the song by the Mamas and the Papas came to mind.
The blocks I was looking at are the blocks with the Interplay Fabrics
I have 8 of the 12 fabrics done and I should be done with the last 4 and ready to piece all the blocks together in a day or so.
For now back to hand quilting
I have about 3/4 of the first block done in the Antique Applique quilt
So if it takes 3 days for one block…..20 blocks = 60 days and then there is the border which is equivalent to the area of the 20 blocks so another 60 days…so 120 days then I might add trapunto….several more days….and I will be working on other quilts at the same time…I can’t only work on one quilt for that long, I need to take a break and work on other things to keep fresh. Anyway the message is that this is going to be a long-term project.
When I finish this block I plan to play with piecing a few vintage blocks for a change of pace.
The forecast for the next few days is for thunderstorms. I got some yard work done today and took some pictures again so here they are (click on picture to enlarge)
The sun has been hidden by clouds off and on today. I took these pictures while the sun was shining…here is the back garden (click pictures to enlarge)
And here is the front garden