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I had a rather productive day with hubby away on a business trip to Botswana and the boys having school holiday. I made good progress on my Swap#3 blocks and started with my "homework" on the Country Lane quilt. We have 5 blocks to finish in the next month. I did the applique on the 3 houses block...

This is only the "fabric work"... We are still going to add embroidery, small beads for the door knobs etc. The third house has flowerboxes that are going to be planted with small flowers. Then...

The 2 funny little brown shapes are mice. Their tails, ears, eyes etc must still be emroidered. The photo is a bit blurred (took it with my cell phone). Last but not least... my "Ohio Star"...

I learn so much at the class and I enjoy it a lot! When I look at some of the work on this site I realize that I still have a loooong way to go to be able to call myself a quilter, but already it is so satisfying for me to know that I can create something beautiful.

The rest of the homework is a block with a scarecrow, another Ohio star and a block with a washing line (we're going to make a miniature quilt for the line.)

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Comment by Lanie Crewe on September 28, 2010 at 3:41am
Thank you for the kind words everyone!
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on September 28, 2010 at 3:35am
Lanie, your blocks look great. Remember quilters are often their worst critics. When I look at some of the quilts on this site I think I have a long way to go. Then I try to remember that we all get there one project/quilt/stitch at a time.
I too look forward to seeing more of your Country Lane quilt.
Comment by Gaile Jenkins Northern BC on September 27, 2010 at 10:49pm
Sorry Lanie but, you are "a quilter", great job!
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on September 27, 2010 at 7:45pm
Looks great! I'll look forward to seeing the clothesline one.
Comment by B J Elder/WA on September 27, 2010 at 6:50pm
Your blocks are great! I love the pumpkins in the wheelbarrow. You work is really good.
Comment by Terry F on September 27, 2010 at 2:22pm
The blocks are darling, I especially love the applique! Your work is very good - can't wait to see the rest of the blocks. I really enjoy hand embroidery, please show us the completed blocks?
Comment by Connie/KS on September 27, 2010 at 12:08pm
Beautiful Lanie! Congratulations on getting so much done !
Comment by Pam/NY on September 27, 2010 at 11:06am
Lanie...those are great...nice job. Can't wait to see the final quilt. Your work is vey good!r

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