Dress Forms, Winter Branches and Table Quilt

This little mosaic collection of photos shows what I've been working on this week. I am planning a new cross stitch design featuring hats on hat stands with lots of flowers spilling about and I received the floss from DMC this week. I love looking at all the colors together. I sketched one of our flowering plum trees in the back yard that still had four papery thin leaves and a handful of shriveled plums left after our wonderful snowstorm. Sunday afternoon I got out my fabrics to see if I needed anything new and realized I wouldn't need anything new for a long time unless I got busy making something so I chose this little quilt. I have an on again off again interest in quilting. I am thinking it is because the measuring has to be precise or all the pieces don't match, especially triangle pieces and the whole thing looks skewed and I am not a precise person at all, it stresses me I think :) Anyway I decided to tackle this little project using some Moda charm pack pieces I had. Not too many moments of frustration, in fact I felt like I really challenged myself with the diagonal piecing and trianges and it worked out fairly good. Not all my pieces match up and it isn't precise, but I feel good about it. I should be able to finish it this weekend and I will show it complete next week. Great colors for January decorating on my table. Quilts make the home seem so cozy. The dress form embroidery hanging has quilting I can handle. Simple rectangles and straight lines and embroidery, that is my favorite part :) Have a very peaceful weekend. P.S. Just started Jeffrey Archer's "A Prisoner of Birth" - a modern day spin on "The Count of Monte Cristo" and have a hard time putting it down. Have you read it?
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