Friday, January 22, 2010

So, want to see what I've been doing???

This week was my week to have fun with quilting/sewing. I made a little doll quilt, which I showed earlier this week.

And, I cut out a quilt and started sewing it together. I fell for this quilt the minute I saw it in the magazine. I wanted to cut it out the minute I got the mag and get started on it, but I didn't.

I was trying to make myself work on UFO's and other stuff I needed to get done. But then, I saw it on another blog (thanks for the inspiration to go for it Rhonda!) and decided that since this was the week I was supposed to have fun, I decided to at least cut it out....and of course, then I had to sew a few seams and try it out. It's going to take a while to get it together, but I will. The pattern is called Promenade....but I think it's actually a Boston Commons quilt. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I used fabrics from my stash, and some are a bit old. I need to get rid of some of these....and I'm loving it.



I also dug into the basket of UFO's and projects that haven't been started basket and looked around to see what I could see. I found this little embroidery pattern that was given to us for free on a quilt shop hop many moons ago. It was calling my name, and I thought it would be a fun, fast project to work on. I finished up the embroidery tonight.



It's been a long time since I've done much embroidery and I was a bit rusty. It got better as I went along though. I'm not sure what I'll do with it. I may save it to put into a quilt with other odd pieces of redwork I've done. Although, it does have a bit of a Valentine look to it, with those hearts around the basket handle....hmmmm....

And, finally, since I am finished with the Valentine looking embroidery pattern, I'm willing to pass it along. It's just a sheet of purple paper with the line drawing on it. It does have DMC color numbers if you'd like to make it with colored floss for a different look.



And, I also have an extra copy of the American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine from February 2009. I'd like to pass it along too since I certainly don't need an extra copy of it. I don't know how I ended up with an extra copy.



If no one asks for the copy of the redwork pattern or the magazine, they will go into the recycle bin. So speak up. First person to ask for it will get it. And, I'll mail it anywhere, but not until the middle of next week.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And, have you had fun this week with quilting/sewing?????

11 comments:

Jacque. said...

oh, there...now it's working...couldn't get this to open before. I would LOVE that quilting magazine! I sent an email, too.

Paula said...

Thanks Jacque....the magazine is yours!! :D

Anne Ida said...

Your Promenade quilt looks wonderful so far! Cleaning out those old fabrics can make into the most beautiful quils :o) Have fun putting together the rest of it!

Shelley said...

Paula, I love your Boston Commons!! Great Job!

MARCIE said...

Great looking quilt. I have always thought of it as Boston Commons, but we quilters like to give our own names to quilts. It is a classic, and yours looks great!

country mouse said...

Your newest quilt project looks just awesome. As much as I am trying to not start any new projects just yet, looking at your Boston Commons quilt just makes me itch to get started on something new :) Glad to see you had a fun week!

Trish said...

I would love to have your redwork pattern if it has not already been spoken for.

Trish
www.quilttalesandcattails.com

Jackie said...

How sweet of you to pass these along!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Your Boston Commons is looking great - you would never know that you used "old" fabric in it! That is what I love about this type of pattern! Sweet embroidery - my Mom used to do embroidery - she favored the stem stitch and whenever I see it, it reminds me of her. Cheers! Evelyn

Quilter Kathy said...

That's a beautiful stitchery...great job!

Corrie said...

Very cute stitchery...love doing redwork & watching tv.