I discovered this quilt:
It needed an identifying plaque, but I have no doubt it was done by the Ashe County Piecemaker’s Guild.
The mountain scene in the middle reflects the view from the courthouse.
I had to get a close-up of the cows!Then, I found this print in the second floor lounge.
I got the artist’s name on this one:
I’ll have to see if I can find her online.
Here’s the first homemade soup of the season in the first bowl cozy I made. I need to find the tutorial and make some more!
This one turned out a little better.
My friend, Laura, and I used the cozy instructions from Craftsy. I rounded the corners on this one, but they didn’t come out very round. I also decided to skip the top stitching on this one. I glued the raw edges together and clamped them at the opening where I turned it.
We’ll see how well it holds up in the microwave and washer.
The 10” fabric squares are from Craftsy, too.
And mine is almost ready!
I did decorative machine stitching around both circles, today.
I don’t have but 20 stitches on my simple machine. I chose #17. It looks like a daisy chain or a row of little starburst!
Between sickness and snow, I’ve not gotten to work on these gals anymore. I’m not sure whether to stitch around them with batting attached or without. I bought some fusible batting at the Needlework Extravaganza in Statesville last weekend. I may give that a try.
I found this Carol Doak paper piecing book at our local library. Somehow I missed this one in purchasing her books. This has several blocks I don’t already have in my collection. One of them is an airplane and should make an adorable quilt for the grandbaby (who in his last photo op, i.e.,
sonogram, appears to be a boy!)
Last Friday, a week ago, I drug my sewing machine down to Sew Original in Winston-Salem to take a class in bobbin embroidery. It was most interesting and here’s my experimental sampler.