Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pretty ladies...

I started working on a quilt for my dear husband almost a year and a half ago.  It's called the Ladies of the Sea by Sue Garman.  I'm guessing I have another 3 years left before it's done.  But I'm slowly making progress on it.  Each block is 16" square and stitched completely by hand using the back-basting applique method.

Previously I had finished 6 blocks - all of them done last year.  I started on these last two blocks (7 & 8) at the end of January and put the final stitches in them just today! 

The ship in block 7 is called the America.


I have to say that all the curves in those sunflowers were fairly challenging to stitch...


The ship in block 8 is called the Piccolo Bragozzo.


The wreaths in all of these blocks actually take a lot more time to stitch then the ships themselves.


You can see the other 6 ships I've completed here.  And now that these 2 are done, I think I'll work on a couple of the blocks for my Baltimore Halloween quilt before making more of these.

Until later...

"Run from anything that gives you evil thoughts . . . but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right." 
2 Timothy 2:22 (LB)

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