This past week, I have worked on a number of hand and machine stitching projects, including shortening of two pairs of dress pants for a family member, making of two blocks (including embroidery) for the London Modern Quilt Guild QuiltCon 2020 charity quilt, and prepping a demonstration of curved piecing on Drunkard's Path blocks for today's Modern Guild Meeting. The one project which did not get any stitches this week was my Frank Lloyd Wright counted cross stitch, but I am including a picture of its current status as an incentive to myself to get back to work on this one this week. Most of the cross stitching is done--lots of outlining still to go.
I made two letter blocks for the LMQG charity quilt: A and T. QuiltCon 2020 will be in Texas and the organizing committee has chosen colours (black, white and various shades of grey) and a theme (Text) for this year's charity quilts. Many guilds from around the world each make a quilt and then they will all be on display at the show.
The embroidery on the T block is all backstitch with three strands of floss. I used a lazy daisy stitch to make each of the leaves on the tree of the A block.
Last weekend was our first ever quilt show at Grosvenor Lodge in London, Ontario. Our colour challenge quilts were displayed around the porch on three sides of the building.
My quilt is the one on the right in the picture below.
I had three other quilts in the show...
Gail's Garden - started at a stitch and flip class with Jacquie Gering a few years ago and just finished recently for the show.
Top: Scrappy Appliqué Squirrel - made at a class with Shannon Brinkley.
Bottom: My version of a pattern by Jen Kingswell.
When I got home from the show, look who arrived for a visit! Finn and my daughter! They have gone home now but we had lots of fun playing with Finn and going for a long walk every day they were here.
I will link up with Kathy and the Slow Sunday Stitchers in the morning.