Do you recognize the fabric at the bottom? That is the fabric Katie used as a frame for one of her swap blocks (and she said she didn't have any left). Mary sent me two glorious yards! I am going to have so much fun. Thank you ladies!
I came home today and found two packages. This one is from Marsha (Grandma's Quilts). I love the fabrics in the blocks, especially the little pink mice and the blue frame with stars (I have a thing for star fabrics, LOL).
Sorry about the picture quality, I told you I was excited. You see the little heart block at the bottom? I am not sure what it is supposed to be, but it is quilted, the heart is hand appliqued and it has a rickrack hanger on it. I am going to use it as a chatelaine for my embroidery needles. Marsha, I love it.
The next package came from Kathleen of Seventhsister26.
I don't know what is going on with the program, but I can't get the picture to center. Oh well! Do you see all those lovely pieces of fabric she sent me? Thank you, Kathleen, I love them, but most especially the cow fabric.
And that fabric is one of the reasons I am so excited, too. I don't know if you remember my mentioning I wanted to do a train quilt in green, white and black. I think I mentioned it on the APQ blog, but I didn't have enough transfers at the time. Well, here is a little bit of the project:
I have transfers for twelve different trains that I am working on. Not sure exactly how the quilt is going to come together, yet, but what do you usually see when traveling across country in a train? Farm fields, pasture, woods and COWS! See this fabric? It was a serendipitous find.
And then Kathleen sent me this:
You see why I am so excited! The quilt is designing itself! Now I see green patchwork fields and train tracks. Do you see the same thing?
I know some of you have been working the Snowbound BOM 'cause I have been watching. Well, I have too. Here are two blocks that I have finished:
I don't know how clear the pictures turned out, but the background is light blue. I am doing raw edge applique and using close blanket stitch to tack everything down. The stars in the one above were cut, as is, directly from some fabric I have (told you I like stars, LOL). I am working on #l now and I have #4 all set up for stitching. I think I am going to combine these blocks with some of my crocheted "snowflake" doilies mounted on blue backgrounds.
Do you like my projects?