Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunflower Gatherings Block Seven

It has been a very nice weekend here, I got some yard work done on Friday. I also finished putting together block seven, this block has a lot of embroidery to keep me busy.

I included a photo of another pin cushion I made earlier this year, again using a 25 cent find from the thrift store. I just finished block three embroidery and now on to block four. Little by little I am getting this done.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sunflower Gatherings Block Six

Block six took longer to cut out all of the wool, I like the way it turned out although I have a lot of stitching to do on this block.

I have finished stitching two blocks and almost done with the third. I made another pin cushion I found this cup at the thrift shop for 25 cents. I think it turned out cute!

Thrift Shop Finds

I found this hand carved expandable book holder made in India for $2.00. The book holder can expand from 12 inches to 22 inches depending on your need. The wood was very dry so I washed it with Murphy’s Soap and polished it up with the wood butter. If you missed my previous post with the recipe I highly recommend going back and taking a look, I have found several uses for it this summer.  

I can’t believe the difference; the detail of the carving really came out you can see the difference in the photos above. It is a fun find and will be perfect for my old cook books.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sunflower Gatherings Block Five

Here is block five, I think this blog really is helping me achieve my goals and finish projects!

When I first started posting about my blocks I mentioned tools that were handy that I had purchased and never used. This little iron by Clover is one of those tools, it gets really hot and is helpful in getting the Heat n Bond to adhere to the fabric.

This project includes several blocks that are just sewn and don't have wool attached. It takes a little while to put these together. They are 10 1/2 inches square and I have completed four so far. It is going to be a very colorful quilt. I included my first block that has the embroidery finished. Every block has the blanket stitch around all the wool, and some vines that need to be stitched in.

That's all for now I have to start stitching!