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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fun with Wool

Last weekend I attended the annual Woven Threads Retreat in Chelan, Washington with 4 good friends and co-workers. We all look forward to this get-a-way. Chelan is a resort town about three hours east across the Cascade mountains located on the shores of Lake Chelan. Rosie's shop "Woven Threads" hosts this fun event. This year our teacher was Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin . Stacy designed three projects for our retreat and shared her stitching tips that really helped make the projects turn out just perfect!!
Project one....Wool Applique Bunny Towel

the close up
Project 2.... Sweet Chicks Candle Mat

These projects were fun and quick and will most definitely I will be making more.
Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pom Pom de Paris


Happy Monday morning to all.
It seems like ages since I have posted. I have finally finished piecing my Pom Pom de Paris. I selected a pattern by Bunny Hill Designs called Dolley's Garden. I have had this pattern for awhile but just had not found the fabrics I wanted to use. Enter Pom Pom de Paris!!!! Well I think it is a pretty nice fit. The contrast is very low and soft and has the look of a blended quilt, I think.
Fabric selection..oh so pretty!
Pattern selected

I love the way this turned out : )
Close up of border stripe...great suggestion from friend Joyce

More close up detail

Now I just have to select a backing fabric and its off to be quilted. Perfect for Spring!! It is spring, right?? It has been so cold here in Western Washington its hard to tell that it really is spring.

Last week I managed to fininsh the final block for Le Jardin BOM. I have pieced all the blocks together and it is ready for the borders. That will be my task for today. But here is a sneak peek of the quilt before borders. Really love this design.
Paris in the spring, anyone : )...

Au revoir!!.......Kay