A little more of Hopscotch got worked on Saturday and maybe a little more today – right now 4 more very long rows needed to be stitched together – so it is getting there for sure. I did mess up again in the piecing though and have some identical pieces next to each other. Sometimes new quilters get very upset over mistakes like that and I always think that if it really bothers you to get the seam ripper out and fix your mistake but if you are not worried about it, it is not for a show, no contest involved etc then don’t worry about it. This quilt has so many colors/prints in it that yes I know where the mistakes are and other quilters would spot them if examined but overall – who cares?
This stack of four rows is what is left to work on.
Here and there on The Final Frontier as I made a few blocks with the smaller circles off center I might go ahead and quilt around the fern like leaf that is on the fabric – I will decide that when I roll the quilt down next time as I would come to this area then. I will work more on hand quilting today (or get the hexies out) and join in the hand work fun with Kathy and the gang at Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching – we might not all be in the same room but we like the same kind of work!! Imagine the fun we would have if we all got together in person– instead we will make due with knowing that we all slow it down on Sunday and try to get in some relaxing calm minutes with our stitches!! I will link up as soon as I am able to in the morning (I schedule post and write the blog post night before and do the link up when it goes live in the AM) I am also linking to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.
Lately I have been looking at a pattern to use in the future with my scraps but I can’t find it in the US and I hate to pay shipping from Australia – does anyone here in the US have the pattern called Steampunk by Jen Kingwell with or without the acrylic templates they no longer want and would be willing to sell? The pattern is probably close to 5 years old now I guess which is probably why I can’t find it. Or If you know of a place on line that sells it let me know.
Last day for the sale at Craftsy this weekend as they bring you their best deals of the year, so you can gear up for your greatest gifting yet. Black Friday when you really need it! Sale runs through tonight August 21st.
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