I am seriously thinking of not making Handful of Scraps any larger – I am working on the 2nd of 3 rows on this area as you can see and then all the sides will be the same – I’m really not sure if I will go larger – right now it will measure 57 x 61 and that is an ok size – I keep telling myself I should make it at least a little larger and go with one more border but I am really feeling ready to call it quits on this one – there are more quilts that I want to make and I don’t want to have to keep tying myself down to making a quilt larger when I am getting tired of it. Maybe I should just finish this side and put it away for awhile – there are at least 3 or 4 quilts ahead of it waiting in line to be quilted anyhow – it isn’t like it would get quilted next week if I say I am done with it. I think if I remember the quilt in the book is about this size before the applique border was added to it. This is a good size for on the wall or for a child, a small couch size? Sometimes you just tire of a quilt. I have 3 quilts that I want to make in the new year (at least) and still find time to finish the others that are in progress. Two of the quilts I want to make will be time consuming – and then of course easy quilts will be tossed in the mix as well for faster sewing machine work. One new quilt is a historical pattern with EPP and another is all applique. I expect both will take me over a year to make because I know I will take breaks from them and be working on hand quilting as well.
I did work on the wool eggs yesterday as well – at this point I am not sure what they will be used for – maybe put loops on one end and hang them on the tree? All of them are not partially put together.
This one is stuffed and ready to hand stitch the last side seam and try to do the fancy stitches on the seams for decorations. Mine are no where as fancy and pretty as the ones in the pattern are – but this is not my talent!
I left this little part open from where I stuffed it at and it will take just a little hand stitching. All of the seams are doing on the sewing machine so it will go fast, it is easy to stuff – it is the decorative stitching that will take awhile.
I left a hole this size to stuff.
Craftsy’s 12 Days of Craftsy Sale continues Day 9 is today.
I’m pretty sure AccuQuilt is running some sales too – you might want to check them out – they always have too many different deals to list –