Friday, September 26, 2008

SEWING IN TONGUES

I am making progress on my latest quilt. I love the simplicity and the soothing colors. I love antique quilts and this one has the softened feeling that often takes years of wear and washings to achieve. I am a cut some sew some kind of gal, so I am still cutting and still sewing! I try to be careful not to sew too many rows together because if I introduce a new fabric I want to scatter a few pieces throughout the quilt. But I just couldn't wait to see what these blocks look like sewn together. I need seams to get the whole effect!

Meanwhile, I have been stitching on a couple little wool projects. I even finished one! It sure is easier to sew those little tongues in instead of out! I am pretty sure this little pillow is a Whimsicals project. I love stitching on wool. I made a binding on this, just like on a quilt, but it is a strip of an old blanket, so it is pretty thick. Piping without the extra effort!

Sewing in Tongues: You no doubt know the Speaking in Tongues reference, but since I like to play with words, I am Sewing in Tongues - on the pillow, of course. I am sure I don't have to explain that with my quilts I am Speaking in Scraps.


16 comments:

Libby said...

Oh, I love word play, too *s* And it's so easy to play while you are happily stitching away rolling words over in your head. Fun!

Karen said...

Cute play on words. You are so creative!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I'm going to have to wait a long time I reckon... Not that I'm whining of course. I mean, I do have to put the borders on Indian Paintbrush which I'll probably start in the next couple days but...okay I'm whining. Terribly.

I never said I was patient. I'm certain of that. That's why I'm a cut some sew some kinda gal.

Janet said...

Hi Marcie,
I love the little wool project - its so lovely!! I think your "sew a little, cut a little" quilt is looking great too!

Anne said...

Very cute play on words. I love, love, love the little pincushion. I'm going to have to get out all my Whimsicals books and put it on my "to do" list!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wonderful!

Rebeccah Louise said...

oh grandma! you did your own background! I'm so proud!

also. i have a new blog.
skippingabout.blogspot.com

it's lovely.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Great finish, Marcie! I fully understand the language you're speakin'!

Julie said...

I love your new creations. I, too, am a cut a little and sprinkle the scraps type. The soft colorplay going on in your top is wonderful. The pattern looks a bit complicated to keep track of as you assemble. For me anyway.LOL

Elaine Adair said...

Oh Marcie - this is the PERFECT quilt for scraps, especiall my shirt scraps that I have from a previous project! Thanks for this really great idea!

Shirley in stafford va said...

Loved your projects

Question? When working with wool does it make you itchy? Just looking at it makes me itch.

But a very beautiful work. :-)

sewprimitive karen said...

That's a very handsome quilt, Marcie. Wish I could see it in person. And the wool flower is so sprightly and cheerful.

Quilt Hollow said...

Really like your quilt....especially though...that wool number is a keeper!

Lyn said...

Hello Marcie, I love what you have done with your quilt.Also, I have a love of antique quilts. Regards Lyn

em's scrapbag said...

Love the softness of the colors in your quilt. The wool work is stunning. You have done a great job!! Have a great day!!! Em

cq4fun said...

Oh, I like that, speaking in scraps! Great idea! Great quilt top, too.