Monday, February 13, 2012

Block 1 of the next 12....almost finished.

Helen's quilt is going to take 12 more blocks and this is the first of them. I will add some buttons to her dress, the collar, white "tabs" on the dress shoulders and waist, tails for the kite, bubble bottle and wand. Hmm, seems like a lot of work but it has been enjoyable and it does go quicklty. I only wish my fingers would co operate with me.

Our pear trees are beginning to bloom and then it snow/sleeted a wee bit tonight! It didn't last, whew! Back to stitching, wish me luck, Elaine

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Finally....the center blocks are done!

I think this has taken nearly a year, but is such a labor of love. Helen has her 84th birthday on Sunday and I am going to take it over to her. She gets to see it, then back home with me to finish up. I have 12 blocks around the these blocks and have the first of them nearly done. I really struggled over the embellishments on the doll block, and finally settled on what you see.


A lot of the embellishments are from Helen's sewing room...hope she likes it. Happy Birthday girlfriend!