Now that I have my routine back I am mainly hand quilting in the evening once again and reading a lot too. I have gotten a few more leaves appliqued on Fall Harvest and I would like to finish all the leaves before I go on to another project – it would be nice to have this top finished and put away in the “to be quilted” box – then on to finish (or try to) some of the EPP projects and the wool applique. I do have one more applique project that I wish to work on and I am not sure if I will practice machine applique first with the new machine and try to do it that way or if it would be another hand project – even though I admit it scares me I think I need to learn machine applique!! I have all hand projects going right now and I just can’t keep up with them all I know.
Fall Harvest – almost 1 and a half borders done.
Back to my old clamp lights for quilting – much better lighted area now – old vs new – the old won out. One of the new will be put to the sewing table and two others put away until I find a use for them. You can turn the clamp lights to face the other direction as well, right now they are facing in but they can be turn on the flexible handle and face the opposite way as well. I don’t know if they even make these anymore – I mainly just see the new ones that I had on here the other day.
This area quilted Friday night
Right now while I work on the second half of the first border I am taking time to mark the second border – more straight lines but different – I put the flower in the corner here too and just have to figure out the lines for the corners for as it turns. I will be working more on quilting for Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy and will link this morning and Quilting is More Fun Than Housework .
Looking down the row of quilting – I am so glad I keep all my needles in one drawer and tried the Bohin needles – they are working out so well with this flannel – sharp and sturdy – gliding through really easily which makes the quilting go at a fairly steady flow – what I have done so far has only taken about 2 hours to do.
Craftsy Classes on Sale! Under $20 a class right now – some as low as $9.99 – through the weekend.