Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Needlework Tuesday: A Family In Stitches

One of our daughter's best friends and fellow crafter, Sarah, wanted some potholders to display on hooks she made from vintage spoons.  So, when Amanda was home for a few days last week, we whipped up four.  Amanda is an expert crafter with paint, Mod Podge or scrapbook paper, but she hasn't shown much interest in sewing until now. She did the majority of the stitching and they came out great.  
A couple weeks ago, I picked up five fat quarters of Riley Blake's western coordinates to make a quilt for my great-nephew, who will arrive in July. I'm making simple half-square triangles, but I can't decide on a layout.

I could use a simple layout . . .

Or, I could add in some blocks with adorable cowboys that I fussy cut from some fabric in my stash.

Or I could try a chevron layout.  This is just a sample laid out with the few blocks I have assembled.  In the final version those two mismatched triangles in the second row would be from the correct print.  

Or I'm open to other suggestions.
Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather at Books & Quilts.    Visit Heather to see what everyone is stitching.


  1. so many choices. you could make Friendship Star blocks with the fussy cut cowboys in the middle. http://quilterscache.com/F/FriendshipStarBlock.html

    Great fabrics by the way.

    Sarah's potholders look great. Must have been the terrific teacher that was helping her.

    thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.

  2. Hi Tami,
    Love those potholders, beautiful! As for your quilt, I like the fussy cut cowboys myself. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought