Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I have these old chiffon curtains that I have been dying to experiment on.
So this week when I downloaded some of my embroidery test designs, I chose this beautiful butterfly quilt block design.
I put one layer of Vilene WSS under the chiffon, and one over the top to sandwich it in-between.

I also used self colored bobbin thread, so that the back looks just as nice as the front.  (shown rt.)

I was very pleased with my first attempt, so I just had to do more.

I did three down the side, and then decided that this design had to much thread for chiffon as it makes the drape of the fabric to stiff (flat) where-as I want the fabric to still have its nice flow and drape when hanging.  So I guess I'll practice with a smaller design later.

My other WIP is my never ending garden work.  There is always weeds.  Two area's we didn't plant anything in so we just till it all up every so often - but as you can see from the photo, the crop of weeds in those area's this month are really doing good. LOL  My corn, squash, amaranth, strawberries, and everything else is doing really good this year also, even though it all seemed to have a very late start with the cool spring.

The straw around plants and between rows has helped keep  the weeding down to a min. in those areas.  So were adding more and more straw as we go along.  Plus it has helped to keep the moisture in the ground during these hot summer days.

Hearts Desire is coming along.  I'm still adding leaves now to my series four blocks.  I was a little worried about all the different greens I used for stems, leaves, etc. but when its hung up, It all goes well together.

It took me awhile to get this project organized with my Hexie Garden quilt I'm doing.  I wanted to catch up with the rest of the Hexie group, so spent a lot of my evenings working on it and very little time on Hearts Desire.  But OH, Hearts Desire kept calling to me to come back... so now I work on Hexies in the Morning before garden work, and Hearts Desire after dinner.  It is working out great and both are coming along nicely now.  If you want to see how my Hexie Flower Garden is coming along, just click Here.

More embroidery testing of course.....  Here is the latest test outs.  
Starting with BEES

Moving along to some Sea Shells

And finally some more Butterfly Circle Quilt Blocks.
All embroidery from Ace Point Designs
Found Here and Here.

To see more Works In Progress from other Quilters 
Visit Esters Blog.  And don't forget to check out Ester's New block of the Month.
It's going to be another beautiful project that I can't resist.
Have a great week everyone.


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww you do more work in & out of the house than I do???????????????? I just loved the butterfly embroidery on the curtains, so so delicate. Your Hearts desirer blocks are growing so quickly, mine are slowly developing!!!! but I love every moment I spend on them. As for your embroidery shells oh my gosh just delightful Cheers Glenda

  2. I think Glenda has said it all, just beautiful, all of it. I love the colours of your Hearts Desire. I think it will look really special by the time it is completed.

  3. Your Hearts Desire blocks are coming along beautifully. Love all your embroidery I have done tons of embroidery and still love it.

  4. I love what you have done with Hearts Desire! Looks great, a nice twist I think. I do envy your beautiful embroidery too, they look wonderful! So much going on here...thank you for sharing!

  5. The Heart's Desire quilt is more stunning every time you show it. Just wonderful. Seems you are spending lots of quality time with your projects despite the big gardening chores going on!

  6. Super love the bees and sea shells! Nice choices of colors on the shells too!