Friday, March 7, 2014

Making Aqua Headway


I’m really enjoying working on my New York Beauty blocks.  This was a QAL from several years ago and although I printed off all of my blocks, I did not get all ten sets finished.  The color aqua must be on my mind since that is the RSC14 color this month.


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The aqua continued with the arrival of my swap quilt from the ALQS8.  This piece was made by Mary Jackson and came from the U.K.  I really love the wonderful scrappiness of this quilt and the workmanship is excellent.  The colors are fabulous too.

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Switching gears a bit…. I completed a table runner for an auction that is coming up later this month.  I did one last year for the same auction and it went over really well.

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The detail of the machine embroidery is a little hard to see in the photo above, but it was completed using various colors of Floriani threads.  These threads are really lovely for machine embroidery.  They have such a beautiful sheen to them. 

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We’ll have little ones for the weekend so there won’t be any sewing being done around here. 

31 comments:

Sheila said...

Your NYB is looking fabulous , love those Colors . The little quilt is sweet and so is the runner , I am sure it will do well at the auction . Have fun with the little ones :-)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

You have some beautiful work there Mary. The little ones cut into sewing time...lol, but well worth it, eh....

Denise :) said...

Aaaah ... enjoy your time with littles this weekend -- always fun!! Your topper is gorgeous, I can certainly understand why it did well last year! :)

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful projects. The machine embroidery design is very elegant.

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Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your New York Beauty is looking lovely! Have fun with the littles.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the NYB and you embroidery design is very pretty for a standout runner. Enjoy time with the little ones.

Lesley said...

Your NYB blocks are stunning! I love your runner too!

Teresa in Music City said...

Your machine embroidery is exquisite! That should do really well at the auction :) NYB blocks are among my favorite designs, and yours are really beautiful in those colors and fabrics! Wow!!!

JJ said...

Love your New Your Beauty. I think my favorite color is teal and of course green, but they are close right. Enjoy the kids.

lindsey said...

You work is all so beautiful!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm in awe of your NYB ... gorgeous! I can't wait to see it when you start to assemble the top. A NYB is on my list ... some day. So many quilts, so little time.

Enjoy your time with your littles ... doesn't get any better than that.

Stephanie said...

The two tones of the blue in the one NYB has the appearance of a shadow -- very dimensional and so gorgeous. I did my once in a lifetime NYB for my daughter. Have fun with the little ones.

Kathy said...

The NY Beautys look amazing! and the machine embroidery is gorgeous too. Enjoy your weekend with the little people!!!

Kat said...

The runner is gorgeous. I have not tried much more than words on my embroidery machine but now I'm inspired!! NY Beauty blocks are also on my "must try" list. Love the colors you used for yours.

Kate said...

Those New York Beauty blocks are gorgeous, as is the table runner.

scraphappy said...

Have fun with your little ones. The New York beauties are -- well beauties!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love those NYB blocks!

Wacky Woman said...

Love your New York Beauty and all your projects Mary.

Candace said...

I made a New York Beauty quilt some years ago, Mary and loved it, too! Something about paper piecing these really called my name! I love the dimension yours have and that aqua is always so striking! Pretty embroidery, too! Have fun with the little ones!
Cheers!

Deb A said...

Those sure are Beauties! Love the teal in them. Hope you enjoyed your time with the little ones.

Barb said...

Your runner is adorable!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your machine embroidery is gorgeous! It (almost) makes me wish I had an embroidery machine. :) I'm afraid I would want to do that all the time and get nothing else done! blessings, marlene

Michele said...

Your NYB blocks are spectacular! Wow! I'm sure you had a nice time with the little ones :-)

Connie said...

Your New York Beauty blocks are fantastic and the table runner is so neat with the embroidery on it!

Art and Sand said...

OH, MY!

What beautiful work you do.

nancygrayce said...

I'm always amazed at your quilts and the colors! Makes me ashamed of how much time I just waste!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my goodness, Mary - those NYB blocks are absolutely gorgeous! And I do so love your Easter egg runner.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog this past week. Haven't forgotten about you. I have just been totally swamped, behind on work, and a bit stressed out. :)

Hugs and blessings to you!

Michele said...

Pretty, pretty. And you know I'd love to win that runner at the auction. :)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a pretty table runner! I also like how your New York beauty is turning out. Those blocks look very difficult to make and yours look perfect!

Carla said...

I love aqua especially paired with orange

Shanna said...

I love the New York Beauty blocks! Wow! In fact looking at the last couple of posts I see you have been quite busy! So I have to ask, which one had been your favorite project to work on lately? I hope you enjoy your week!