Thursday, January 04, 2007

A Little Progress

I'm making baby steps on the goals right now, but have been busy getting things in order for the first guild meeting of the year, which was yesterday. I have Alexander's baby quilt desingned using a quilt that was in the January issue of Fons and Porter I found a quilt made in 1930's reproductions called Dot to Dot and I fell in love with it.

I decided to modify it by putting embroidered 1930's dogs and cats from a pattern book I got from our silent auction table at guild. This quilt will allow me to use just a few fabrics from my (ahem) extensive collection of 1930's reproductions. I have most of one puppy done and that was accomplished at guild during the business meeting!

I'm using a tip I got from my buddy Susan aka DesertSky back when we were doing a blue-work exchange of Wizard of Oz blocks, and marking the embroidery lines with matching Pigma pen. No show, no erasing, no worries!

I made a little trip to the Regal Rabbit in Windsor, a destination needlepoint/counted stitch embroidery shop in Windsor and picked up a collection of DMC #8 perle cotton in 30-ish colors for the embroidery. I'll be doing all of the dogs in blue and the cats in green with ribbons in varying colors.

I also got some quilting done on the Robot quilt and the templates printed out of EQ6 of a rocket for the large squares.

Fun, fun!


Angie said...

Oh. My. Goodness, that quilt will be absolutely adorable!! :p I was online today trying to find a place to order pearl cotton at a price I could afford...and trying to figure out if the thread is finer the larger the number or exactly the opposite. LOL

Susan said...

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the embroidery patterns! When I first started quilting, back in the days of the dinosaur, those were among the only applique/embroidery patterns commercially available from the 30s - still. It's so fun to see them again! You will have to get the book of The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat to go with it. Someone turned the poem into a book a few years ago. That's going to be a great quilt. I love the dot-to-dot idea!

Thanks for the link. =)

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

This is going to be just darling, Sistah. Love the dot-to-dot scheme. I hope you'll post progress reports so we can enjoy its coming to be.