Sunday, March 09, 2008

Project Updates

I re-designed the border of this quilt and I'm getting ready to assemble the inner border. For the outer border I have to sew a gazillion (36) more of those 25-patch units.
I've been embroidering my 12x12 piece. You can see how the design is drawn on water-soluble stabilizer, which is machine-based to the surface. I embroider this a little at a time in the mornings sitting next to a window. You can't beat natural light and rested eyes.
I'm making a new doll. It's a gift for my mom for her birthday. I'll be posting info on the pattern source. This is actually an early picture and she's almost done. "It's Ruth Fischer" said my daughter when she saw her, because she looks kind of like the mother on the series Six Feet Under. Stay tuned, and you'll meet Ruth.


Vicki W said...

You've been busy! Your quilt is looking great. I can't wait to see it done.

Rian said...

That's a stunning quilt. Great choice for the border! Can't wait to meet Ruth.

Finn said...

What a great quilt Barb! I love the look of it, it totally works!!
And scrappy...wonderful *VBS*
The stitching is coming nicely..good thinking about the morning light, it helps alot of things, as does sunshine.
The doll will be anticiapted with pleasure...can't wait to meet her. Hugs, Finn

Granny Fran said...

Wow! That border is fantastic! I especially love those tiny squares on the outside border. That is one of my must dos in the future, doing something scrappy with tiny squares. It probably won't be an entire postage stamp quilt, but I would like to use some 25 patch blocks.