I have just started a free-form quilt using the techniques Rayna Gillman presents in her new book "Create Your Own Free-form Quilts." I'm using a quilt top I made when I worked through Lyric Kinard's "Art + Quilt" book. You can see it on this post. Rayna Gillman is the guest blogger on And Then We Set It On Fire this month. Check out what we are doing there. Here is the beginning of my quilt--it is fun to work with nice bright colors on a dreary, gray winter day. This is on my design wall...
When I can't be in my studio, I am doing some hand stitching. I LOVE Crabapple Hill designs and am currently working on two of them--Over the River and through the Woods and Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage.
I have finished one stitchery panel for "Over the River." There are two more (and lots of pieced blocks to do). I love this particular stitchery because it reminds me of my grandparents' farm. We used to sled down the driveway to the mailbox in the winter. We'd warm ourselves in front of the wood-stove (the only heat for the whole house) and enjoy hot chocolate afterwards. I have lots of wonderful memories from the old farm place.
This is a stitched block from Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage.
I have lots more embroidered blocks to do along with a WHOLE lot of stitched blocks. I love the quilt, but I'm thinking it will be quite some time before I ever get it finished. Meanwhile, I'm REALLY enjoying the quiet stitching time.