Between stitching on Handful of Scraps for two nights in a row I got that great big section sewn in place and now it is one big piece on the wall. Good thing for thimbles as the stitching finger would have been raw if I hadn’t used it – I started out without it on Thursday night and that didn’t last long before I knew I would need it on. Next I will make one more flower hexie to go on the opposite side of the lower diamond in the corresponding place that the green flower is in. After that – more neutrals! I was asked do you leave the papers in until you are done or take them out as you work out from the center – maybe leaving in two rows on the outer edges to keep all in place as you stitch? Right now I do not know. If pieces fall out they fall out I am not trying to stick them back – having never done a large piece like this I do not what you usually do when EPP a big piece like this. In the book it is suggested to leave them all in until it is finished. For those of you who do EPP what do you do? Leave them in or take them out as you go? Right now at it’s widest point across the top neutrals it is 38 inches – from top to bottom 35 inches. I believe Sandra one of my readers counted hexies for me and said it is at 409 and I think I added 2 more around the yellow flower so maybe I am at 411 now – give or take. These are 7/8th inch hexies.
I have a small stack of bricks and white pieces cut for more machine work this weekend for the scrappy quilt – I have not worked on it for 3 or 4 days so need to get some more stitched and cut. I am linking to Tweetie Loves Quilting today.
Melanie was over last night and she brought a piece that she is almost finished with, it will be a table topper.
Here is a quarter laid on top so you can imagine the size better.
Just a few more pomegranates needed for this size.
Only a little stitching got done on this edge of Wagon’s West Thursday night – I worked on the hexies most of the evening instead.
The AccuQuilt sale continues through to the end of the month Sunday the 31st.