Saturday, October 17, 2009

quilt class

Well, I wanted to post about the quilt class I took before I left for vacation, however I just didn't have the time. Getting prepared is so much work, making lists, rechecking, making sure you have remembered everything. Yes, I did remember the sunscreen!

I took a two day class to learn how to do embroidery, something I have wanted to learn for sometime. I was so excited when my local quilt shop offered this class. I loved the pattern when I fist saw it by Crabapple Hill.
I must say I don't know why I was afraid of embroidery, it was easy to learn. Now we only use two stitched for this pattern, but later I'm sure i can learn other fancy stitches in another pattern.

I wanted to use black & creams & whites like the pattern, because I have been collecting black & white fabrics for awhile. I have three blocks made, more to go along with lots of flying geese. Some ladies are using fall colors of oranges, golds, browns, and others are using reds & greens with green embroidery thread, for a Christmas look, & they were so pretty. I might just make another one using different colors too.

Here is some of the stitching up close, I just love the trees & houses. The center panel says, "Over the river & through the woods to Grandmother's house we go." I have that panel finished. I enjoyed doing the needle work so much I couldn't stop & got it done before we left for our trip. The only hard part was trying to keep my kitty off my lap so I could sew.

Now I'm sure you are wondering where we went on our vacation that we would need sunscreen, well we went to Hawaii. I'll post pictures in another post.
I need to go catch up on all your blogs & see what you have been up to



  1. Rebecca, love your choice of fabrics, and the hand embroidery is lovely, you did a great job, and to think its your first, well done!!

  2. WELCOME BACK, Rebecca! We missed you! This pattern is one that a lot of the ladies in our quilt guild are starting to do. I hear that the trees take quite a bit of time but it sure is beautiful. I've been tempted to give it a try but I have so many projects going right now it will have to wait. Cant wait to see your finished quilt.

  3. That is something ne and different, Rebecca - must be a lot of fun!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  4. HI Rebecca--Love what you have done on the quilt so far--that is such a beautiful pattern--i did get it and a huge fat quarter bundle to go with it from my local quilt shop a month or so ago--it has the blacks, creams and browns in it--not my normal colors--but I just loved the sample and that is what they used--soooo---they have sold alot of the patterns here==mine will have to wait until after Christmas I fear!!!!! Hugs, Di

  5. Welcome back Rebecca! I've been wonderful where you went and for how long! Wonderful getaway and oh goodness....fantastic quilt with all that stitchery!!

  6. Good for you for learning how to do embroidery, Rebecca. It looks so beautiful!
    I recently printed out a new pattern for a purse again, and I'm going to give it a second shot. This new pattern looks quite a bit easier to follow. I have some pretty fabric that I've been dying to use. Wish me luck!
    love and miss you!

  7. Very pretty Rebecca. Which island did you enjoy? Have a wonderful, warm week. TTFN ~Marydon

  8. This is so pretty! I love the colors you chose. Welcome back too!

  9. Thank you all for your kind comments, I have having such a good time doing this. Ready for my next one.

  10. you did a great job, and to think its your first, well done!! Work from home India