Regular readers of my blog may remember that I took an introductory class in rug hooking last summer. The hooking has all been done for a while and I finally finished off my project last weekend. A friend who describes herself as a "hooker" and "addicted to fibre" showed me how to do the outer edge of my sheep project. I hope to hang this little rug on the wall in my sewing room. I would be quite willing to try another rug hooking project.
For the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, this week I used up some tiny scraps to make these four 6.5" square slabs. I am not sure how they will go into an actual quilt yet, but each month I will make some in the colour of the month and will decide later what to do with them.
Speaking of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I completed one of my 2022 tops --the scrappy Drunkard's Path blocks are now put together. This top is now in the "to be quilted" pile.
I finished appliquéing the last house's window and door for my Coming Home Quilt this week. Next up are lot of leaves (80 of them!), some vines and four birds. I have lots of cutting out to do before this next step!
Finn would like you to know that my daughter has started another counted cross stitch city. She did not tell me what city it is so your guess is as good as mine.
Finn also wants you to know that the snow where he lives is deeper than him!
We have a bit of snow here finally--it has been a mostly snow free winter until this past week. It looks pretty on the tree branches in the park where I walk each day.
I pin basted and started quilting a wedding gift this week. The top was made at a retreat in November and I've got a deadline of two weeks to have this quilted and bound so I can give it to the newlyweds. I'm using 28 wt thread for the quilting. I like how the turquoise contrasts with the gray background fabric. The lines are about an inch apart. I have a different quilting plan for the turquoise part of the quilt. Stay tuned.
I made some more comfort quilt blocks for the Elgin Piecemakers Guild this week. I have them all done (except for two--waiting for the instructions) for the year.
Navy, lime green and white:
Nautical theme using the colours in the sail fabric.
Gray, yellow and white:
I feel like I got a lot done this past week. Let's hope that this coming week is just as productive! I will link up the the Slow Sunday Stitchers and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge folks in the morning.