Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Well, much to tell you this month.  First off, Ruth of Country Log Cabin Quilter granted me a Liebster Award.  Thank you so much, Ruth!
I have to tell you I was floored and then I went into panic mode.  Much as I appreciate the award, I am not sure I can live up to Ruth's confidence in me.  However, I will do my best.  I know I have to pass the award along to 3 other bloggers with less than 300 followers but it is hard making that choice.  I have much to consider so I will wait and handle that in a separate post.  So many to choose from!  'Nuff said about that for now.

I am sure you all remember that lovely embroidered silk jacket I found at the thrift shop.   Although I am not yet sure it has arrived, I passed it along to Kathleen (seventhsister26).  Kathleen said she was into jackets and, really, it was in pristine condition.  I am not even sure it was ever used!  Although I would have used it in a quilt, I felt Kathleen would enjoy it more.  (Kathleen, did it arrive yet?) 

Now for some project updates.  The Pinwheel Parade top and sham are completed.  I still need batting and backing to complete.  I can't thank Kathleen enough for her wonderful black & white scraps.  Flit did a great job, yes?
This quilt is going to my niece's little boy.  He is the same age as Warren.

Two corners of Rita's Water Ice are complete and the third corner is on the design wall.  I am flipping the corners so each is the same but the orientation is different.  (Yes, those are the basket blocks across the top.)
I am having fun with these pinwheels and have so many I think there is another quilt in there!

Two more rows of blocks added to the Cathedral Windows but I don't count them as complete until the colors are in! 
Four more embroideries for Delectable Diamonds completed.  They still have to be washed and mounted.  Here they are on the handkerchief.

Close ups of the individual stitcheries.

I have four more in the works.  Two are complete and one in progress, plus another four chosen but not yet transfered.  I am not sure this will be enough, but we shall see.

The "A Tisket, A Tasket" blocks are coming along slowly.  I have the baskets figured out but no applique is yet completed, save for the three that are already done. 
And last, I have started putting the sashing strips on the Fabric Frolic units.  I have 300 units complete and I think that is enough for one King and one Queen size quilt.  I may have to make a few more for the shams.  These are all made from scraps.  I think they are looking pretty good.
So, that's it for my January progress.  I am going to try to post these progress reports the first (well, maybe around the first) of every month.  In the meantime, look on my sidebar under the WIP list for little updates through the month. 

So, what have you been doing the past month?

Love from Liri


  1. With all that you think you can't keep up with the award? Sheesh girl! My head hurts just from thinking about it all. The pinwheel quilt is awesome. Flit truly did lead you well in that endeavor. The embroidery is beautiful, as always. I love the cathedral windows quilt - that pattern is on my someday-when-I'm-even-crazier list. (That's a lot of handwork!) The baskets are coming along - they were so cute I almost made them, too. And enough scrap blocks for a king AND a queen? Whew! I think I need to sit down a little while now to let the dizziness wear off!

  2. Wow, you have so much progress! I have worked all month long and only have the one quilt to show for it. The border still needs done. All of your projects are beautiful! Keep up the great work!

  3. Love the pinwheel quilts;) All that embroidery work is wonderful;) I thought I kept myself busy;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  4. Not only am I impressed by the amount of tedious work you have done; I'm impressed by the complexity of the patterns you have chosen! That red/black/white quilt is stunning, and of course, you would know I love your Rita's Water Ice; your colors are beautiful and your points are perfect! I would never attempt the Cathedral Windows, and I'm not very good at embroidery, but your work on both is fantastic!
    So what have I been working on? ...For two months, an injured foot and the crud! Very little quilting, but I hope that changes soon! ---"Love"

  5. I love pinwheels. How can you say you don't have patiends for counted cross stitch, look at all that wonderful embroidery that you do. Your quilts are great. You have been busy. Connie204

  6. Where to begin. Everything is so beautifully done. I am especially impressed with the embroidery.


  7. Wonderful projects! I especially love the pinwheel quilt and the embroidery. I also have the "A tisket A Tasket" baskets to work on. I don't know when I'll get to them, though.

  8. WOW! all of your projects are so wonderful. Congrats on the award. You do deserve it!
    Your embroidery is so perfect. I love it. The small pinwheel quilt is so awesome and the cathedral windows too. The list goes on and on.
    You and flit have been very busy.

  9. Holy Moly you are busy!! WOW! Love all your beautiful projects. The pinwheels are just stunning with the lights and darks (love the name too!), the cathedral window quilt is amazing, and the embroidery- wow. "A tisket a tasket" will be a beauty too! :)