Sunday, August 17, 2014

Stopping in for a Visit . . .

It was a busy weekend of chores, as so many of my weekends seem to be.  I feel like I used to have more play time.  I know working out has cut into my time, as has meal planning, so maybe that explains it a bit.  Nevertheless, I've done a little bit of stitching last week and this weekend, so I thought I'd share with you what I'm up to.

A friend and I have started a new applique project, Grandma's Kitchen.  The pattern is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet.  Here's a photo of the pattern--


I finished my first block, the apron block.  We've decided to use mostly 30s fabric/colors for our version.


Next we'll start on the block with the pitcher of lemonade.  The other project I completed is a version of a pattern by Kimberbell called Too Fa-boo-lous.


Also in the last week or two, I've prepped the applique for the Country Houses quilt, but there's still a lot of actual sewing to be done.

So that's what I've been up to.  How about you?

8 comments:

Carol said...

Hi Kim. I love the Grandma's Kitchen quilt, also love the sewing one, family one, laundry one. I started a new blog: sewquiltcreate@blogspot.com. Felt the need for a change. Cut out fabric last evening from Miss Kate charms for new Schnibbles quilt Zoom.

Sally said...

Miss your blog posts but I understand. I've been missing from my sewing room this summer. I hope to get motivated soon.

Joy Candrian said...

Two fabulous projects...loving that http://xoxograndma.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

Good to hear from you! The Grandma's Kitchen quilt looks really nice. Love your apron!

Tina said...

I just love the apron you made for Grandma's Kitchen - wonderful colors!!
P.S. Also, I'm so glad you commented about prepping your Country Houses - I figured I better get started (!) on mine as well, but for the life of me, I cannot find my background fabric!!! Aarrggghhhh!!! Been hunting all afternoon without any luck. Obviously, my sewing room re-organization wasn't a success! Thank goodness for online quilt shops ;o)

Anna said...

saw that pattern at the vendor mall last weekend...adorable! I love how you have friends that will quilt the same quilt for support!

dianne said...

aw, come ON!!! will you please STOP MEGGING ME?!? you KNOW i don't do applique and this pattern is gonna join the others that i've bought after seeing the wonders you have created, thinking that i can do the same and never quite getting up the courage to even start ... sheesh!!!

jan t. said...

Kim: I miss you so much! Please check in and let us know how you and your famiy are doing. You give me inspiration with your cute ideas. Jan T.