First off, I finished stitching the Capriccio blocks from last month together. Now they’re a completed top, but I didn't take a photo to show. :( (I’ll take one soon—maybe next month.)
Then, since I couldn’t seem to remember to have my husband move some heavy boxes so I could find my June’s UFO, and since my living room floor was empty after finishing up Capriccio, I started working again on this project from back in March. Do you remember these blocks?
They were for a quilt based on the Stripping Vine quilt made by Kathy Doughty shown in the book, Material Obsession.
I made the star blocks in March, but then got sidetracked by other projects. This month, I decided it wouldn’t take that much longer to move them along into a top.
So the blocks were stitched together in columns (there are 3 columns here--not connected, just next to each other on the design wall.)
Turquoise strips of dogwoods were added in between the orange columns.
June's been a good month—at least for stitching. Not so good for my mother-in-law, though, who took a fall and ended up in the hospital with a fracture this past week. She is now on the mend, and starting to walk again with help. It will be a slow recovery I'm afraid. Although the hospital's been a good place to stitch a little Flower Garden applique, I'm guessing July is going to be too busy for much stitching.
And, good news--my sister and her husband are back at work--still coughing and tiring way too easily, but they seem to be finally winning the Whooping Cough battle! And lucky ducks--they get to spend the weekend with my lovely daughter!
And lest you wonder, I’ve even been working on my June UFO. Really I have and it's almost done! Photo of it soon...
Happy Stitching! And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Nate & Kim!