Time to put the sewing machine away after having given it a work out these past several weeks and let the hand work begin once again! I’m ready for it – believe me.
As soon as I got done with the quilting on the Tumblers I went ahead and got the binding machine stitched so it would be ready for hand work and also so I could clear off all the stuff off the table and get the room back in order! It drove me crazy working in a overcrowded space.
Binding part way attached! I got Netflix on yesterday afternoon to try out a show Wanda at Exuberant Color told me about called Doc Martin and I thought I would give it a try. I sat down and enjoyed the bliss of hand stitching with a tv show on in the background, something I do not do when working with the machine.
Then for a change of pace I got the Patchwork of the Crosses out and started to attach the newest row that I finished on Friday last week.
I got the William Morris in Applique book back out last night to give it a look over. I had thought to do this quilt with lighter colors – pastels but the last several weeks I have been rethinking that. I might mix and match the pastels with this brighter color bundle that I was going to use in Sedona Star but I have changed my mind already and that quilt is no longer on the plan for this year – something about it doesn’t sit with me right and I might not make it at all. This William Morris quilt top is a good large wall hanging size – about 65 x 65 I think.
Next up – back to work on Common Bride – a mixture of hand piecing and machine piecing right now. I have not worked on this quilt top since early December I believe maybe even November.
And last but not least – back to hand quilting the Bow Tie Medallion – a little at a time – and let’s see how the fingers react. I left off on it in early December – so I will pick back up with it here – I have a lot of work left to do on it and at the rate I have been going it will be well into summer time before I get done with it.
All of this should keep me in hand work bliss for sometime to come!