Monday, October 31, 2011

Roses and Tea

This is what I've been working on while I've been missing in action.  A couple of months ago, one of the ladies in our little craft group showed Judi, Jan and I this gorgeous Block of the Month quilt called Roses and Tea.  We all liked it so much that we are now doing it too.  Each block has a panel that has to be stitched (fancywork), then the fabric pieces are joined to make the block.  This is the first block.  Unfortunately I had traced and started stitching by the time I realised the rectangle wasn't squared properly.  I think by the time it's been quilted, this won't be noticeable.  Stitching is a welcome change from my cardmaking.  I felt I was a bit stale and instead of being inspired every day to make cards, my inspiration was very spasmodic indeed.  In the next week I hope to get as much stitching done as I can then back into my cards.  Supplies at the Tourist Centre are low and Christmas cards are now in demand. lol  Unbelievable how fast this year has gone.  No doubt everyone says that every year. lol
Enjoy your afternoon and thanks for visiting my blog.

8 comments:

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful Leigh, this project is certainly going to keep you busy, love the rose pattern, take careX:)

Leslie Miller said...

This is absolutely lovely! I can see why you were inspired to make one of your own. Exquisite! I don't see a flaw in it at all, so I'm positive it will turn out just perfect!

Cheryl said...

OMG this is BEAUTIFUL,love the image and soft colours.......it's nice to do something different!!! Oh don't remind me of chrissy....lol.....I am way behind in my cards.
xx

Jean McKenzie said...

It is so good to do something different and you are enjoying the stitching for a while! Can't wait to see this finished project. Very very pretty!

Alicia said...

Lovely stitching Leigh! I love the colours. Good luck with getting back into the card-making and the Chrissie cards!! xx

Patrice said...

This is beautiful Leigh. Like you I tend to go back and forth between several handicrafts that I enjoy. Can't wait to see how this beautiful project of yours turns out.

Mandy Schiller said...

Love the quilt leigh, that is what has been keeping me away from cardmaking as well. Now I keep getting new projects to work on in that area as well as new stamps that need ink. Choices, Choices....lol...Hope you been well.

Mandyxx

Mary said...

You should be happy with this card. It is BEAUTIFUL! Your friend will be thrilled with this card. And Quilting too! You're my hero! I think Christmas has a way of sneaking up every year....Take a deep breath and enjoy the season.