I started this blog (back in January) because I wanted to record the progress I made on the Mariner's Compass Quilt that I am making for my husband. Awhile back, I completed piecing the top but was stalled due to not having the time and space to sandwich it. After school let out for the summer, I got right back on it! I sandwiched and starting quilting. Each compass is stitched in the ditch with a star stitched in the center circle. I takes me about 1 1/4 hours to quilt each compass. [I may add some more free motion quilting once the compasses are quilted.] I also used a fleur de lis template in between each compass. Take a look!
Since I starting this blog, I have become aware of all the talent around the world. I have become inspired to try some new things like stitchery. Here is a peek at the latest block that I finished. I think this is #6 and will eventually find its way into a quilt!
And finally after many years, look what's on my design wall!! Yes, my red and white blocks! There are 96 in all [not all fit on my wall]. I am getting ready to stitch the blocks and rows together. The blocks are hand appliqued. This is my first applique project! A lot of learning in the process. Not perfect by any means but I love the way the design comes together and forms another pattern! Take a look!
It's a rainy day here in Chi Town. Good for some quality quilting time!