Friday, April 29, 2011

April On The Run

Way back in 2008, I participated in a swap called "Polka Dots & Rick Rack". I was fortunate to have May Britt send to me. One of the many delightful items in my package was a printed stitchery which I finished here. Then it sat. On two different occasions I tried to finish it, but was never satisfied until last week. Some projects just need time to finish, even small ones like this. May, I hope you like how I finished it.

This runner is the latest project for The Prairie Woman's Sewing Circle at the shop.
It needs to be quilted before next Saturday. The half square triangle units finish at one inch.

April has been a busy month for me. I've been to Shipshewana, Indiana and West Bend, Wisconsin and sang in lots of church services during the Lenten season. The Quilted Cottage is part of a shop hop right now. Yesterday, Connie and I worked at the cutting table. What fun and what temptation! When you handle all of that delicious fabric, it's difficult to not cut some for yourself, too. (and I did)

I can't believe April has only more day. It is a special day, too. My youngest son, JJ, will be 31.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekly Themed Contest

I noticed this week's category for the Quilting Gallery's weekly themed contest is applique. I love to applique. I entered a purple quilt

that I made in 2008 for a challenge. Please take a look on Friday when the voting begins.