Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring in my Sewing Room

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.  For those of you that observe this season in the Church, may it be a time of awakening, a time to deepen your relationship with the Father through the Son. 

Monday I picked up a copy of McCall's Quick Quilts April/May 2011 magazine and found a cute little wall hanging designed by Diane McGregor.  It has wonderful spring colors and bunnies in the middle, I made one change, I decided to make the bunnies out of wool. 

After dinner last night I took these........

and started cutting and sewing and this is what I go done before I called it quits for the night.

I still have some ears to cut and place, I will play with the placement of the wool and when I like it I will set the pieces in place with the iron.  I will then buttonhole stitch the wool, add some eyes, in the magazine they used some cute buttons for the noses and I am still not sure what I will do.  I still have lots of fabric left and may make one or two more as gifts???

You may be wondering what I got done over the weekend and you are probably wondering WHY is she starting ANOTHER project when she has so many unfinished??!!  This past weekend the weather was great for staying in and sewing, which is what I did on Saturday.  On Sunday hubby and I went off and did some shopping, I was excited because we were going to be near a JoAnn's Fabrics and I had some great coupons.  I have been making a list of the things that I wanted to get the next time I was near JoAnn's and was excited that I could get them with coupons or on sale. 

Here is what I have completed on the Green Peace.......
I have two more blocks to applique and then I need to attach the corners to those blocks and can continue to sew the rows together.  It is really starting to look like I might get this one done sometime in the next few months, I think I will keep it on design wall until the top is finished.  The border looks to be fairly easy to piece, the only other thing that will take a little time is the tree that I need to put in the center and cutting the 55-60 wool leaves and appliquing them to the center. 

As for wondering why I started a new project, sometimes starting and FINISHING a small project helps me to stay excited about larger projects, it's just what works for me!

Time to get moving, have a beautiful day!


  1. Oh Denise you amaze me with what you get done so quickly. That is a really cute easter piece... and that Green Peace quilt is to die for. I bet you can't wait to see that one completed. Absolutely GORGEOUS and such a perfect prim "peace".

    Have a great day sweetie...

    Big Hugs, Deb

  2. Your green peace quilt blocks are looking great! And I can't wait to see your little spring wall hanging. It looks like it's going to be so cute! :0)

  3. Denise, Your work is amazing... It is just beautiful...your should write a book...The lesson you did a few post back in how you sort the quilting pieces was so helpful.. And I am the same way in having many projects going at one time it keeps me motiviated with everything...You have a great day..Lisa

  4. Hi Denise,
    How beautiful. You are fast at making your projects. I am plugging away today on Addie's blanket.

  5. I understand your way of working exactly. I do this with my knitting as long as I don't have more than 4 projectson teh go I can handle it. Although I do have a number of quilt squares (about 20 I think) sitting with no where to go - I was going to make a quilt of all different sorts of squares - basket, dresden plate etc but when I laid them out to check progress I found the colours I had used were all too pale, not enough contrast, so I kind of lost enthusiasm. Not so with knitting, everything gets a turn. I love both your projects and the big one is coming along so nicely

  6. I really like the little spring wallhanging. Such pretty colors. I am in love with the Green Peace quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing it when it's finished. You do such beautiful work.

  7. Aww, those bunnies are so cute Denise! Green Piece is really coming along beautifully too! I think your method makes perfect sense. We have to stay motivated don't we?

  8. I love all your work, but especially the little sweet, you are a very accomplished needlewoman.

    Thanks for the words of encouragement.
    florrie x

  9. You are soooo talented! I can't even begin to imagine making the intricate designs you do.
    That bunny project is too cute!


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