Early morning thoughts and Roses Quilt progress

August 02, 2018 1 Comment

Early morning thoughts and Roses Quilt progress

As I sit with my morning cup of Tea, outside the house, I can see through the window that we are totally surrounded by a sea of fog. Drifted in during the early morning, I can see two Blackbirds feeding on the lawn looking for worms and other such delights. With Rosie on my knee and Benny beside me on the couch. Both cleaning their paws from their early morning jaunts, perfect peace. My mind is full of design ideas for my latest quilt I am currently working on called 'Roses'. This quilt has me hooked, I can't seem to think of anything else, this is the curse of a creative. It wakes me up early calling me to come and work on it, anything else I have to do is such an interruption. I find it hard to drag myself away to do the mundane necessary things, like eating and sleeping, let alone book work. I know my husband secretly thinks I'm crazy.

I am not in a hurry to get to the finish line with this quilt, I love the whole process, every step and stitch. This week has had me finding the perfect fabric for the birds, I have used a window to get the perfect area of the fabric to make the birds look their best. Trying many different fabrics, I now have more birds than I need and some to set aside for another quilt. This is usually the case in many of my applique quilts, so I have a little pile of orphan pieces waiting for the perfect quilt to be stitched into.

Selecting fabrics | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Applique Birds | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Roses Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

There are more posts on the Roses quilt here and here.

Happy Stitching

Sharon

 




1 Response

Paula
Paula

August 06, 2018

Love your morning ramblings. I’m in the same space this morning. Still in my gymjams and its 9.30. But got lots of stitching done…..

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