Well friends, I am trying to keep to my New Year’s hopes and have created a random rotation of ten projects.   Here are some photos of the work IN PROGRESS.   Yes…I am actually posting again!!

First is my yellow whole cloth quilt that is nearly finished and I hope to have it done SOON.  You can see that I am nearly at the end of the quilting.   I am hoping to do some trapunto work when it is finished in the floral areas…but we will see.

Yellow Whole Cloth Quilt

Next is a “flock” of ornaments. I began them too late for Christmas, but it will be nice to have them done for next year.   The pattern is Cardinal Tweet from Just Nan.   I decided to make four of them (they are two sided).  Making four seemed just as easy as making one!

Cardinal Ornaments

And my third project I am working on is a block of the month I began from Top Shelf Quilts in Frankfort, IL. It is called Saturday Soiree. I really love red and white quilts, but this is turning out to be a LOT of work.  It will be set on the diagonal with sixteen blocks.  I actually have all the setting squares completed, but I have not completed the main blocks yet.   The original pattern called for only twelve blocks, but I purchased four extra ones and all the extra fabric I needed to make it larger.   (Am I crazy?)

Saturday Soiree

It’s been so cold and snowy here in Chicago that staying inside, keeping warm and cozy, has helped the progress on my projects to keep rolling along!  Hope all of you are on the track to needlework success for the new year!     Until next time, amities, Averyclaire


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Margaret
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 18:50:55

    All your projects are so beautiful! I bet it’s a lot colder there than here. And here is cold enough! Brrrrr! Stay warm!


  2. Jackie
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 20:54:52

    I have no doubt your red and white quilt will be worth the work! Looking forward to seeing your in progress projects finished. Happy New Year!


  3. Nanouanne
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 00:56:54

    Hi First have a happy year with your family and friends. I am so happy you are blogging again because I love to see your always so nice and wery well done quilting art. This whole cloth is wonderful. The Chicago weather is shown everyday on the TV. Yes indeed, staying Inside and quilting, it is the best thing to do!!! Take care.


  4. Annie
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 07:17:14

    Beautiful projects that should keep you busy during this cold weather. I heard a news reporter call it “Chiberia”!


  5. Anne
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 19:33:47

    Your projects are, as always, absolutely lovely! I’ll enjoy seeing them when they’re completely finished.


  6. Elizabeth
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 20:18:26

    I’m so very happy to see you back on your blog. Your work, is, as always beautiful. The music quilt turned out very well, and I’m sure is a big hit with it’s recipient. I love, love, love redwork quilts, and yours will be amazing. Good luck with the new camera. Very Exciting!


  7. Tracee
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 18:39:35

    Such a lovely blog, it’s been very nice to meet you through the GYB party.


  8. Christina
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 11:28:37

    wow what a talented lady! Visiting from Vicki’s blog party- Your work is beautiful and I just love the one of rabbit!


  9. Kim
    Jan 27, 2014 @ 00:55:57

    Oh my goodness…..I thought I was reading about me!! Nothing better than stitching a li’l, drinking a cup of tea, with some music playing in the distance and having a morning stroll in one’s garden!! So happy to have discovered your lovely blog…just a gal visiting from the ‘bottom of the world’!!


  10. Cindy Cousineau
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 22:05:47

    You are very talented. Your cross stitch is such fine work. You had a grandmother such as I, always being sure to teach you something to carry on in life. Mine taught me how to love life and live full. I’m coming to you from grown your blog and would like it very much if you took the time to come visit me. We share the love of gardening as stitching is way to small of a work for these eyes.


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