Some days I barely touch my sewing and other days it seems it is all I do. I got the circle made first for the 1st Retro Air Ship Propeller block so that is one finished and not sure how many to go. It is in the box and later on when I start to get more I will put them on the wall now and then to take a photo of. I actually felt too chilled to go sit on the porch to work on this so this one was done in the house – I woke up to 62 degrees outside, the windows had been open and I was downright chilly in the house and had a cardigan on and sweatpants!
In my comments yesterday Gretchen from Gretchen’s Little Corner asked if she had missed the finish for the Postage Stamp quilt with the wool applique border – I had to respond that no – I had not finished it – I had been very lazy about it. I was so close to finishing one border and there it sat – so I got it out yesterday and brought it out to the porch and finished the 1st border. I even have photos!! As you can see the border on the right is pretty much done (never know until it is done if I will add one more flower or thing) – the one on the left I was so glad to see that I had the stems already sewn in place – I had totally forgot I had done that!! more done then I thought. I did warm up though by early afternoon and I was outside on the porch with the wool applique – a beautiful day!!
The applique borders were made a little wider than I had planned it to finish at and I will be taking about 3 inches off of each side – here I tucked it under the patchwork a little – I like the flowers a little closer to the squares. The quilt will finish at about 100 x 100 inches.
A close up. On the top and bottom as you can see I have the borders a little longer than they need to be but I would rather not cut them off I will instead put a white border sashing a couple inches wide on each end to help square it up. So – I’m going to really try to get that last border finished in the next couple months as I would like this quilt to be next up on the hand quilting frame – just the one border and sew them to the quilt and it will be done. Surely I can do that.
For Kathy’s Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching I will be finishing up on the hand work on this part of Handful of Scraps – a whole lot left to do on this quilt still – but it is moving along and no rush after all. I will link to Kathy’s when I get up! I schedule posts for early AM. Also linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework .
Some of you might remember Williamsburg Beauty – I have not taken it out of the box recently but after being so slow to work on the Postage Stamp quilt I thought I better take it out of the box and remember at least where I left off on it. I was stumped to tell you the truth–I had wanted to incorporate ideas from a pattern that I have into the borders and it wasn’t working for me and I have decided to go a completely different direction with it – I hope to get back to it soon – we will see though if that happens!! I had to remind myself that if something is not working don’t force it!! it never works out if you do that – let your instincts tell you what direction to go with a quilt or it will stay in a box or and be forgotten.
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