After the Slow Sunday that I had I got back to work on my projects Monday. I worked on a little here and there and every where!
I got my box of neutral hexies out for Handful of Scraps and using my quilt frame as a type of “desk” I set to getting some neutrals on the design wall so I know where I want what color. I got my Ipad out and took a photo of what I have on the wall to help me keep it organized – when I am sewing pieces together I can refer to the photo for placement.
For now each hexie gets a pin jabbed through it to the wall. I take one row down at a time to piece and then place it back on the wall – when I have all the rows done then I will take it and the Ipad with me to wherever I sit to get them stitched in place.
The 4th cluster of flowers on this Postage Stamp border is done – I will next place a bird and maybe a butterfly as this space is a little wide for some reason then continue to the 5th cluster
The final flower in that cluster – I changed up just a tiny bit from what I had started it as – I didn’t quite care for it and by not using any fusing I can change it out easily if I feel like it. I still am not happy with that flower but with as many as this border has I don’t have to like all of them.
I got pieces cut out and fused in place for the Halloween Trick or Treat bag for Aniya. The orange hair didn’t have as much contrast as I thought it did so I think I will use black thread for the zigzag from the hat on through to the hair – that will separate it out from the back ground enough. Good thing this is not trying for any prices!! LOL – I will stitch all the applique down and then go from there. Kind of making this up as I go. Once the stitching is done I will take a fine point Sharpie and add eyebrows as the picture I am using has and add eyes to the ghost.
I’m not sure if I am quilting the bag or how I am finishing it – this really is a make as I go project. I have not gotten started on my 3rd Retro Air Ship Propeller block but I decided I need to change up the way I am doing these blocks or I will get bored out of my mind with it. Next block will have a lot more color in it. Instead of two colors and neutral background it will have 3 or 4 colors and maybe a light print for the background – it is too boring as it is I think and I don’t want to loose interest before I get going very far on it.