After two or three days working on stars it was time to take a break and do something else! I worked on appliqueing diamonds on Williamsburg Beauty and finished that part! Now next is to add two or three plain borders and some circles on all the diamond joints (where the diamonds meet to cover up some sloppy stitch work) yes circles – I used too much glue and wash away applique sheets for these diamonds and the result was too much stiffness and resulted in messy stitches and they weren’t all placed exactly the right distance apart. I know it is mainly I that will notice but there you go. Here she is ready for the next steps! Yes I am kind of determined to finish this one before the end of the year.
Another one that should be finished is this little wool applique picture for the dining room – this one won’t be quilted – I am just doing the stitching, maybe put a padded backing on it, a picture frame and call it done – but a lot of stitches need to be put on it – I think this one will be sitting out for the next couple weeks to get it done. I haven’t touched it in weeks and really pretty much forgot about it. Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Sew Fresh Quilts ,Jo’s Country Junction and Quilt Fabrication: MidWeek Makers and My Quilt Infatuation.
Finished this last edge of the Postage Stamp on Monday night and it was ready to roll down on Tuesday night and get started again.
My Black Friday shopping arrived in yesterdays mail – I ordered quite a few packets of 5 inch charm squares in the Boundless brand determined to try them out and see what they are like and so far from touching them they are a lot like Kona cotton – I haven’t taken the plastic wrap off of the Boundless Batiks but they sure look pretty too. I am also determined to learn how to make a pair of socks and got the Cloudborn yarn to give that a try. Some white yardage of Boundless to add to my backgrounds stash and that was it. I will be sure to let you all know what I think of all of these – from late November through December is when I normally pick up pieces to add to the stash – the best sales! (and a couple packs of primitive gatherings – almost forgot)