Well, when I last posted on this blog I was getting ready for a trip to the big quilt show in Paducah! So much has happened since then (quilting-wise) that it seems overwhelming to try to go back and report on it all. So I decided I will just start from where I am today. I really would like to make a habit of posting my latest quilting adventures as they happen. By quilting adventures, I mean “what I am working on today.”
This is a close-up of a quilt I started embellishing when I was in Kentucky. It started as a mish-mash of odd sized squares of linen, silk, cotton, and wool, all pieced together. Somewhere I got the idea of putting the kantha stitch embroidery circles on top of it. It is moving along quite nicely. The pictures I took at night all came out too yellow, so I will try to post more photos tomorrow.
Anyway, I do like doing this kind of simple embroidery. I find it very relaxing, even though it is time consuming. I love picking out the colors of perle cotton that I will use for the next set of circles.
The name of the quilt is “And the Angels Sang.” I plan to outline the circles with some of the angel’s songs found in the Bible, using white perle cotton.
So. I have a lot of perle cotton. Here is some of the ways I store it. Somewhere on the blogs I saw this suggestion–hanging loose threads on large rings. Works perfectly! And pretty to look at.
A wooden box I found at a thrift store. Wish I could find more!
And a couple of plastic boxes. I particularly like the one with the purple handle. They are in the tool department at Walmart. Very nice sturdy box, and a very good price compared to some of the expensive craft boxes found at Joann’s and Michaels.
And that’s the report for today. I hope to have more to report tomorrow!