Monday, January 23, 2012

Stitches in the Snow

Tomorrow is Tuesday - Take a Stitch (on) Tuesday, to be precise.  Those of us following along will be introduced to our fourth stitch challenge.  This past week it's been all about Feather Stitch.  Just as I was beginning to work on my block, Jude posted this, which I think dovetails (pun intended!) so very nicely with this:

Birdie tracks, airy fronds of under-sea plants, equally airy wisps of many possibilities!

Meanwhile, next to my sewing machine is a stack of winged half-square triangles, patiently awaiting assembly into border blocks for the OBMQ.  

When finished, there'll be 100 of these little blocks, ringed around the centre section, which measures 66" wide by 74.5" long already -- definitely one of my larger efforts!

And in my City and Guild workbook, next to "Empty Space", is a wee four-patch constructed with my own  hand-dyed and stamped fabric and quilted by machine.  Here it poses on my design wall -- 7" square.  we were asked to extend the quilting lines across the plain parts of the block, which I did -- at first in an orderly fashion and then -- to their logical conclusion.  ;-)


Gina said...

I'm getting lost in all your triangles and stitches! Can't believe how fast the OBMQ i coming together already!

Judy Warner said...

So many little squares! Can't wait to see how it all comes together!

Suzanna said...

I love the geometrical spin generated by those triangles...