Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Flowers or Fruit?

I finished all the hand applique as planned just before bedtime last night. Now it requires hand embroidery to make what Sweet Hubby declared fruit, into flowers. He has no imagination nor appreciation of folk art. What do you see? Fruit or flowers, it doesn't matter. It looks "fall" to me and I am really liking the outcome. I am going to finish the embroidery and put on the border today. Maybe it will even get marked and basted. If not, then tomorrow for sure, as I want to be hand quilting before the weekend. I pulled out the pink and brown quilt today to show my Aunt Pete and cousin, Sheryl. My cousin is in from Florida to see our Grandma. She brought handmade knitted scarves for all of us! I will take pictures and post them tomorrow. They really are beautiful. Back to the pink and brown...pulling it out and touching it makes me want to quilt on it again so badly. After the swap piece is done, I will set up a schedule for my needlework. Hand applique on the masterpiece block and hand embroidery and machine piecing during daylight hours and hand quilting on the pink and brown in the evening. I have a UFO I want to get pieced before Christmas, so I have something to put in the hoop when the pink and brown is done, and I have a few table runners that need to go from inside my head to actually something that can be put on a table.

16 comments:

Pam said...

I think it is a very pretty basket of flowers :))

Jenny said...

Much of the fun is in the planning!

Joni said...

they look like mums to me Bren. I love it!

Kairle said...

So much to do...so little time!

Your applique is looking good. Can't wait to see you turn fruit into flowers. lol!

Darlene said...

Beautiful basket of flowers. :-)

Linda said...

Wonderful flowers Bren, tell Kim he needs to look with a woman's eye to see the flowers....lol...

Joanne said...

Men! vbg I love the colors of your flower basket! This is a great block -- can't wait to see it completely finished, quilting and all.

Guðrún said...

These are flowers for sure.

Libby said...

Either way - it looks great *s*

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Great flowers, gorgeous, tracey

Yvonne said...

It's a very lovely basket of flowers and I like the colors too.

Wendy said...

I like the basket of flowers, very pretty. My DH is the same way, he'll see something completely different.

meggie said...

Flowers!
I have some table runners like that too. And I even have one that is partially made. LOL.

teodo said...

ciao, I think flowers.

Rose said...

Definitely flowers Bren! and its looking lovely, i love the colours, u have done a fantastic job!!

Rose Marie said...

Of course, flowers! Your applique is looking good!