Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sneak Preview...New Block of the Month Quilt

I'm so excited because my new block of the month quilt is starting to take shape. This is a huge relief, up until now it has been floating around in my head.

As pencil and eraser finally come out and patterns are drawn up, my creative side seems to smile at me as if saying "Thank goodness it's about time!". I fear it had been caged up far too long! Other pressing jobs have been taking up my valuable time and alas my designing has suffered a little. The good news is that my creative side is fighting back and ideas are bursting forth in their dozens, how I wish I had more than one pair of hands and twice the number of hours in a day.

As the ideas flow the journey begins, fabrics are chosen and threads are carefully matched. Slowly but surely stitch by stitch the new quilt starts to evolve.

The best news for you is that I'm about to take you along for the journey. I'm a bit nervous because I've never done this before. I've always hidden away out of sight and not shown anyone projects I am currently working on, except my family of course . They don't really have a choice in the matter and have to put up with living amongst my mess and sewing clutter in the process. Now and again they will peer into the maze of creation and offer words of approval which is always reassuring.

Today mid way through my journey you too can caste an eye on what I have been doing for the last few weeks. I've put together a slide show, especially for you that I hope you will enjoy. I've included glimpses of some of the blocks so that you can have a sneak peek and I also show you some things that have given me the inspiration for this quilt.

The program will take a few minutes to load. For best results select full screen. If everything is working you should hear some music as well. Simply select the Esc button on your computer when you are ready to close it down.

So here it is...a special peek into my world.

I hope you enjoy it. I on the other hand shall get back to my sewing.

Click to play New Quilt in the Making
Make a Smilebox scrapbook

I'd love to hear what you think so feel free to leave some comments.

Until next time happy stitching!
Warmly Lenna


Loralynn said...

Your quilt "bits" look absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this sneak peek with us! I can't wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

You are on to something great here. It is wonderful, soothing and gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your work in progress. I have a feeling that the finished product will be very heart warming to many people. Keep up your good work.

Nicole Michel said...

Dear Lenna,
many thanks for the free stitchery pattern. I like your new quilt project very much and I´m upset to see more. And what lovely fabric you´ve chosen! Sweet!

Nancy said...

My three favorite things, Applique, Stitchery and HOUSES!! Love it and linked to you this am on my blog....

Cathy said...

It's absolutley gorgeous! Something very unique and different too. I would love to know more about the cost etc as I live in the US and I would love to do this one!

Cathy :)

nataliejo said...

It looks so lovely !! thank you for sharing your work in progress ! with such a beautiful slideshow !

Anonymous said...

When do we start?

Solstitches said...

I really enjoyed the slideshow and want to thank you for allowing this glimpse of the quilt you are making.
I'm so looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. I know it will be beautiful.

Tina said...

Hi Lenna,
Thank you very much for the Mother's Day Stitchery - I'm looking forward to sewing it. The slideshow of your new BOM looks very enticing. Can't wait to see the finished product! Tina.

Jo said...

Hi Leanna,
Love the look of your new quilt and what a wonderful way to preview it, thankyou. look forward to seeing more.

Anonymous said...

I simply love your new block of the month! Thanks for making my stitichery quilt come true!

Jo Jo said...

I love it! Can't wait to see more of the journey. Jo

Deb B said...

Love your new web page. Looove the new quilt. Can't wait to start it. When is it coming out as a BOM? Your a very talented lady, your ispiration is a great coach. Thankyou for my free pattern.Cheers

Lenna said...

Thanks for all your kind words ladies. I hope to have my new block of the month quilt ready to launch in August.

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