Wednesday, April 20, 2022


I started a new quilt recently.  LaRosaraie by French General is the quilt and I have one block made.  It's a beast and I need to make 29 more!  I'm using La Rose Rouge fabrics from French General.  I'm sewing along with friends Susan and Jen.  It will be slow going for me for sure!
I've made some progress on Rachel Howells by The Scarlet House.  I'm using the called for Picture this Plus linen and the called for NPI Silks.  It is a delight to stitch. I thought the border might be a lot to get through but it is surprisingly very enjoyable!
I'm also coming along on Elizabeth Eyles by The Scarlett Letter.  This is a SAL that started on 1/1/22 in honor of Laura's Big Birthday (her 60th).  The SAL is on Instagram but you can find Laura's old blog HERE.  If you're on Instagram, her user id there is Maude and Mozart as well.  This is also a fun stitch though the cherubs in the border are time consuming.  Have you seen a cherub border anywhere else?!
My son is getting married!  The big day is one month away tomorrow!   We are all excited and I hope I don't sweat too much at the outside ceremony and reception.   May will be a busy month for us.

That's all for now!  May all your stitches be happy ones!


Marilyn said...

Great projects!
I want to teach myself how to quilt.
Any suggestions?
Congrats to your son!

Robin in Virginia said...

Love your quilt block, Jackie! Both of your stitch projects are looking good. Best wishes to your son and his future Mrs.!

FlourishingPalms said...

I'm glad to see you're still quilting! I sure hope you enjoy cutting and piecing all those blocks. If it isn't fun, I wouldn't be doing it! :-) It's lovely that you have two stitcheries going. They're always nice for picking up when you have a few moments here or there. How exciting to have a family wedding coming up so soon! No doubt the month of May will be busy for you, but in a very happy way. I hope it all comes together smoothly, and that the special day is perfect - cool and a little overcast.

diamondc said...

Hi Jackie: Beautiful name for a quilt, I am looking forward to seeing it finished.
Great progress on Rachel and Elizabeth, such lovely designs.
Congratulation to the couple, I hope you post a photo of the Bride and Groom on their wedding day.
May is a busy month for weddings around here.


Mary said...

YOur samplers are stunning!!! Enjoy every moment of the wedding!! Congratulations to the future bride and groom!

Carol said...

So many big, beautiful projects, Jackie! I really enjoy watching your progress on Instagram.

Such an exciting time for your family with the upcoming wedding. I hope the day is pleasant and not too hot. You just can't ever predict the weather for an outdoor wedding can you? Wishing them many happy and healthy years together. Safe travels ♥

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful pieces Jackie! Your work is exquisite:) congratulations to the happy couple and good luck with the wedding!