Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Little Handwork

I say a little handwork but actually it will be ALOT of handwork.
I found these hand embroidered squares at a garage sale and just knew they would work up into an amazing quilt. I do know how long it takes to do hand embroidery and I know it took along time to do these 25 squares. So I decided it required hand quilting.
Considering all the other things I've got going I know this project will take some time to complete.
But it will be an awesome quilt when it's finished (if it's ever finished)
I also needed some solid fabric for my embroidery.
And naturally that led me to call Marshall Dry Goods.
I just love that store.
The fabrics are a good quality and the prices can't be beat.
I ordered these 5 bundles on Friday and got them on my doorstep on Monday.
Can't beat that.
I ordered 2 solids and 1 print for me and 1 solid and 1 print for my sister Beverly.
She is the baby of the family and she is taking care of our mother who has been in the hospital off and on for a month. I was going to send her some money to help out but knew she would like this better. Now I need to get it to her. I might just have her meet me halfway.
These are the 2 bundles she is getting
(So hard to let them go)
 And this is my stash all put up
Can't wait to start using them.  Hopefully this weekend.
I am working on a special quilt top that I need to get put together.
Hopefully I will get it finished this weekend also


QuiltShopGal said...

Lovely hand embroidery and beautiful fabrics. I hope your mom will be all right. Big hug,


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

A lot of handwork is definitely right. It's lovely.

Needled Mom said...

Those will be gorgeous when all quilted!

Sending best wishes to your mom AND your sister. That is always tough - physically and emotionally.

Sherry said...

Your had work is lovely and the hand quilting will make it so perfect. Have fun with your new fabric and I am sure that your sister will love what you are giving her.

JJ said...

I love those blocks you found and your new fabrics. I have been on a fabric diet for the last 3 months while moving. No sewing in so long I am having withdrawals.