Just about done.. I think I should have finished this quilt sometime last night after I was writing this post. I have mentioned that I write my post the night before and then schedule it. I normally write my post after I clean up the kitchen after supper and then settle in to an evening of watching tv/netflix or amazon and mainly work on my quilting.
One Thursday night I got done with a good portion of the last border – it is narrow and easy crosshatch.
This much was left to work on last night and I don’t believe anything was going to come up and disrupt my routine. I hope to get the binding sewn on by machine to the front this weekend and then start the hand stitching to the back. I’ll show a photo when it is off the frame of course and the next quilt on it – which I hope to get done with later today.
I did get the 4 sides of the Hertfordshire Quilt pieced over the last couple days – this was done EPP and then I took all of the papers out as I want to try a little different way of doing this now – machine piecing – LOL – yes me, I just have way too many hand projects going on right now and although these pieces are little and I’m not a precise piecer I am going to give it a try. Until you get to the last border of the quilt it is mainly very doable as machine piecing . The last border is a honeycomb type of pattern I guess you call it which I might very well have to do by hand. It got a little stretched out when I was taking papers out and trying to press it flat. The next round is a sashing so I will make the sashing a little wider than it needs to be and square it up from there and hopefully the next round will go good. I will still take my time with this quilt and go slow with the piecing as there is still no rush to piece it, just changing the way I do it. At the same time I will be machine stitching two patches that will turn into four patches for a leader project like Bonnie Hunter does.
The Round We Go quilt on the left side of the design wall is EPP and then appliqued to squares – the birds are machine stitched. I will have a hand quilting project going for the next who knows how many years. Morning Glory is needle turn applique – a little hexie project is by hand and I have two UFO’s also applique by hand. That is why I thought I would try here on out to machine stitch Hertfordshire.