Tuesday, April 11, 2017

QUILT TOP IS FINISHED!



HERE IT IS!  I'M SO EXCITED TO HAVE MY QUILT TOP
DONE AND READY TO LAYER FOR HAND 
QUILTING BUT I WON'T BE DOING THAT 
UNTIL MAYBE NEXT WEEK.
IT LOOKS LIGHTER IN THE PICS THAN IT
IS BUT YOU GET THE IDEA ANYWAY.
I BOUGHT A HOMESPUN WITH A BROWN
TICKING STRIPE THAT I'LL USE FOR THE 
BACK OF THE QUILT AND A HOBB'S
80 PERCENT COTTON BATT FOR THE FILLER.
I'M PLANNING TO QUILT IT WITH DIAGONAL
LINES ABOUT AN INCH APART TO KEEP IT SIMPLE
AND NOT TAKE AWAY FROM THE APPLIQUE MOTIFS.


I'LL SHOW MORE WHEN I GET SOME 
QUILTING DONE ON IT.

WE GOT ABOUT A FOOT OF SNOW LAST NIGHT
AND THIS MORNING.  A GOOD DAY TO STAY IN
AND WORK ON PROJECTS!  I'M DESIGNING
SOME NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERNS IN
AMERICANA COLORS RIGHT NOW AND
HOPE TO GET THOSE RELEASED LATER THIS MONTH.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERN!


I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT USING THIS 
SENTIMENT FOR SOME TIME AND AM HAPPY
TO HAVE A PINKEEP READY TO RELEASE.
I TRY TO CHOOSE JOY EVERY DAY BUT
SOME DAYS IT CAN BE A CHALLENGE.
WHEN THOSE DAYS ARE HERE I ALWAYS FEEL
LIFTED WHEN I CHOOSE JOY
I BELIEVE IT IS A CHOICE WE CAN MAKE.
I HOPE YOU LIKE MY NEWEST DESIGN.

TO PURCHASE PLEASE VISIT MY 
PICTURETRAIL WEBSITE. THIS IS A
PDF E-PATTERN.


JOYFULLY, LORI

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

THIRD SIDE DONE!


I'M HAPPY TO SAY I HAVE THE THIRD SIDE 
DONE AND HAVE STARTED THE LAST SIDE!
IT'S BEEN A FUN PROJECT AND I'M STILL
ENJOYING DOING THE HAND APPLIQUE BUT
I ALSO LOVE TO HAND QUILT SO I'M LOOKING
FORWARD TO GETTING TO THAT STAGE.


THE FINAL PIECES WERE THE BASKETS.
I'LL DO THE SAME FABRICS FOR 
THE BASKETS ON THE OTHER 
SIDE BUT IN OPPOSITE CORNERS DIAGONALLY
FROM EACH OTHER.
I'M PLEASED WITH HOW IT'S COMING OUT.


IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE.  ALMOST 50*.
I JUST TOOK ZOE FOR A WALK AND WENT
AGAIN ON A LONGER ONE FOR ME. HER
LITTLE LEGS CAN'T GO AS FAR! ENJOY
YOUR DAY WHATEVER YOU ARE UP TO.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.......LORI






Friday, March 17, 2017

A LITTLE MORE PROGRESS ON MY QUILT.....


FIRST I ADDED SOME "HILLS" AS MY FRIEND
GWENDOLYN CALLED THEM....AND A TULIP.


THEN TWO LARGE BIRDS.
I HAVE THE REST FIGURED OUT AND
AM TRYING TO DECIDE ON MY FABRICS.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Saturday, March 11, 2017

QUILT TOP PROGRESS



FOR THOSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SEE MY
PROGRESS, HERE IS THE QUILT TOP I'M
DESIGNING AND DOING IN NEEDLE TURN
HAND APPLIQUE.  I'M PLEASED WITH THE 
RESULTS SO FAR.  NOW I HAVE THE SECOND
SIDE DONE I WILL PLAY WITH MOTIFS FOR 
THE OTHER TWO SIDES.  I HAVE MORE OF MY
FAVORITE THINGS IN MIND SO WILL SEE
HOW IT COMES TOGETHER. 


THE FABRICS ARE NOT THIS LIGHT IN PERSON.
THE FLOWERS MAY LOOK ORANGE BUT 
THEY ARE RED.  I CHANGED THE HOUSE DOOR,
CHIMNEY'S, BIRD AND THE ONE LEAF
WITH SQUIGGLE LINES ON THE FAR LEFT.
THEY ARE THE SAME COLORS AND SIMILAR
BUT DIFFERENT FABRICS.  I WANTED IT MORE 
SCRAPPY AND FOLKY.

I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.
IT'S TURNED COLD HERE AND SNOW IS 
PREDICTED SO A PERFECT TIME TO STAY
IN AND PLAY WITH MORE OF MY
QUILT DESIGN!  

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MY QUILT TOP


 HERE IS THE APPLIQUE QUILT TOP I'M
DESIGNING AND MAKING FOR OUR HOME.
I STARTED WITH THE CENTER CIRCLE AND STAR
WHICH IS INSPIRED BY AN ANTIQUE TIN
COOKIE CUTTER I HAVE IN MY COLLECTION.


I WANTED TO DO SEVERAL OF MY FAVORITE
MOTIFS IN THIS QUILT SO I HAD TO DO A 
LOG CABIN SALTBOX HOUSE, BIRDS AND
 RED COXCOMB FLOWERS. I USED A SOLID
GREY/GREEN FOR THE STEAMS AND DIFFERENT
PRINTS FOR THE LEAVES.
(CLICK ON PICS TO ENLARGE)


THE HORSE AND BIRD SHAPES WERE ALSO INSPIRED 
BY ANTIQUE TIN COOKIE CUTTERS.
WE CAN GET INSPIRATION FROM ANYWHERE!


I HAVE THE ONE SIDE DONE AND WILL REPEAT
THE SAME MOTIFS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE.
I WOULD SAY THE ABOVE PIC IS A GOOD 
REPRESENTATION OF THE TRUE COLORS.


HERE I HAVE THE HORSES READY TO HAND
APPLIQUE ON THE OTHER SIDE SO IT GIVES 
A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE.
THE TOP IS 56" SQUARE AND IS A DARKER BROWN
HOMESPUN WITH BLACK IN IT BUT IT LOOKS
BROWN. I'LL BE DOING SOME DIFFERENT MOTIFS
ON THE OTHER TWO SIDES. MORE OF MY 
FAVORITE THINGS!  IT WILL BE A WHILE
 BEFORE I GET TO THE HAND QUILTING PART.
I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET SOME SPRING CLEANING
DONE AT THE SAME TIME. HAVE A WONDERFUL
DAY MY FRIENDS. 

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CHANGING THINGS UP!


THIS IS A NEW TO ME ANTIQUE TOTE
I RECENTLY PURCHASED. I'VE BEEN
HAVING FUN CHANGING UP HOW
I HAVE A FEW ANTIQUE SMALLS 
ON OUR KITCHEN COUNTER.


THE TOTE HAS A SORT OF HEART SHAPED HANDLE.


I HAVE THESE TWO GREEN PIECES IN THE 
KITCHEN NOW.  A SMALL SET OF DRAWERS/SHELF
AND A SMALLER GREEN PANTRY BOX ON TOP
OF A DARK BLUE ONE. I LOVE OLD WOODEN 
CUTTING BOARDS AND HAVE A FEW OF THOSE
DISPLAYED AROUND THE KITCHEN AS WELL.


LOVE MY LITTLE ANTIQUE TREEN BOWL
FILLED WITH LITTLE GOURDS.

I'VE BEEN WORKING ON MAKING AN 
APPLIQUE QUILT FOR OUR HOME THAT
I'VE DESIGNED.  I HAVE A LOT OF MOTIFS TO 
HAND APPLIQUE YET BUT WILL SHOW 
YOU MY PROGRESS SOON. I'M ENJOYING
WORKING ON IT. HAVE A WONDERFUL
EVENING MY FRIENDS.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI