Fireflies are out again tonight and the daylight is fading earlier. July has begun and I am looking forward to a long holiday week-end. Besides spending time with my DH, I have a couple of WIP Wednesday - works in progress - projects planned.
I was able to complete the blanket stitching on several more of the Farm Animals Baby Quilt blocks. I've fused the shapes of the last three animals and a heart onto the muslin blocks. I have been able to blanket stitch one or two blocks each day, so I should be able to finish them by the weekend. Then, I plan to stitch together the scrappy 9-patch blocks that will alternate with the appliqued farm animals and hearts. Here is my current progress.
The blocks on the right are the final four that need blanket stitching. I increased the size of the quilt and added more heart and farm animal blocks. The cat, goat and duck are my own designs. All of the completed blocks are on the left side.
I have also been moving ahead with the applique border for my guild's raffle quilt. All of the motifs are cut from the fabric scraps provided by guild members. I've laid out the shapes into a pleasing color arrangement. Check it out and let me know what you think.
The three photos show the entire width of the border as it will be laid out. It will be a very bright quilt and I cannot wait to see it all put together.
I also plan to try my hand at dyeing fabric. I have purchased some inexpensive supplies, along with Rit liquid dyes, and will dye several yards of muslin fabric. I want to try a Japanese resist dye technique called Shibori that I viewed on an episode of Quilting Arts TV. I'll have to share my experience with dyeing next week.
Until then...Keep Stitching!