Friday, September 20, 2013

Not Much Happened?

Here it is already Friday and I feel like I haven't accomplished much anything this week.
 I am trying to think back and figure out where the week went. 
Monday was the last Stitch Therapy meeting of 2013.
 I completely blanked out and took NO photos--my bad!! 
This will be our project in 2014: Simply Red by Kathy Schmitz
My test block is red wool on a Primitive Gathering's background.

A photo from the book shows the entire quilt:
It measures 54"x 65"
There are 388 half square triangles and 120 flying geese.
Or you could figure out your own setting. 
In class we will be focusing on the applique blocks.
I will be doing mine in wool (and Cherrywood for the piecing).
I may have to do my blocks in (surprise!) blue.
The book is written for fusible applique, but the designs are simple enough to do in turned edge applique if you wish
These blocks would also be pretty cute just embroidered--they are about 6" square.
So, there are lots of choices to be made!
I know a few of you are going to do Simply Red in cream, tan and black, and I think green was also mentioned.
Of course, red would be totally classic and even make a great Christmas quilt.
It's going to be a lot of fun to see how everyone makes this quilt their very own!

The back cover shows all the  projects in the book.
You can order a copy from Colorz for Quilts for $14!
 On Tuesday, I managed to get the tracing done on the large center block of Words to Live By, and got most of the fused applique finished too. I've been doing bits of the embroidery in the evenings.
It's going to take a while to embroider around all those berries! 

There's also been some triangle trimming going on!


  1. Love your Simply Red trial block, is that a blanket stitch that you use for the wool appliqué?
    Also love Words to Live By - I have belated ordered this and waiting for the first instalment to arrive.

  2. This Simply Red project is stunning. If I wasn't already working on a 3 year red project, I might have to look into it. Man, I wish there was more time in a day!

  3. Your Simply Red project is beautiful. Love it. Hugs Judy