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Sunday, May 18, 2008

I'm still sewing every night!!




These are the most recent blocks I finished (some were started a few weeks ago) for the embroidery quilt I am making in class. I have always wanted a mostly red and white quilt and thought this would be a good one for doing that. The flowers are colorful enough to carry the quilt by themselves, so the red and white fabric is not too boring. I do have another one that I did a few years back that I added to last summer, but it was a pieced quilt, not embroidered. maybe I will actually quilt that other one this summer. Speaking of quilting, I might attempt to hand quilt this one. I am afraid to do machine quilting for fear of being too aggressive and getting too close to the designs, which will not be quilted. I'd like to hand quilt one project next year, so maybe this one.

I got the supplies for soapmaking ordered, and I was able to get lye at Lowes!! Can you believe you cannot get lye easily any more because it is used in drug making!! So, I did research all week and found a product that is 100% lye, but not too many people around here know about it. Guess that is a good thing. Deb is coming over this Friday (we are off from school for Memorial Day) and we will make our first batch of soap. We had a lesson when we were in Pennsylvania, so are psyched about it!!

8 comments:

smoothiejuice said...

Your blocks are fabulous. I love them. I cannot believe you cant get lye. Have you looked at like Lowe's or Menards? I bought some there.

queenofdreamsz said...

Your quilt blocks are too cute (as usual) :o) can't wait to see the others...You be careful with that lye! It'll burn a hole through you..LOL

Sheryl-lyn said...

LOL! I did end up getting the lye at Lowe's. I will try not to make a hole in myself or my pal!!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Your blocks are so darling and I can't wait to see your quilt put all together!!! Beautiful work! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Maryjane

Bonne said...

Oh, you're gonna be hooked on the soapmaking! Next you'll be a FoHo (fragrance 'Ho)~LOL
Your quilt blocks are absolutely stunning!

Beverly said...

Wowzer Sheryl, I love, love, love those blocks! What a cheerful, pretty quilt they will make!!

Autumn said...

Very perky blocks- I just love em!!!
I wish I could squeeze out enough time to learn soap making- too many irons in the fire already though.:(
By the way- how is your friend who recently lost a son?

Cheryl M said...

I love your quilt blocks. The colors are bright and happy!