Ok lets get started. After getting the applique ready on Tuesday I sat down in the evening in front of the tv for a short time to watch NCIS current season show and got started on the applique for Morning Glory – I continued on it last night while the news was on thinking I would finish one piece – almost but not quite. The long green leafy area on the left is the one I am working on – if you compare it to the right you can see how much smaller it now is without the seam allowance showing.
Here are some close ups
I am using a “celery green” color and it blends in so well you really have to look for the stitches – I do kind of a tiny tiny whip stitch – not quite a blind stitch – this really works if you have thread that closely matches. I am using my stand by – the Gutermann 100% natural cotton from my 100 spools thread cabinet.
You can possibly see the area I worked easier from the back?
Bird Brain — During the day yesterday off and on I sat at the machine and got 4 more birds done – each one takes about 15 minutes, I usually sit and make two of them and then go do other things and come back at some point in the day and make more. Each block with the “branch” sashing at the bottom is about 7 x 8 inches I haven’t quite figured out the size still as there will be sashing in between the rows as well. I will be glad to get this one done and back to work on the Hertfordshire quilt – the next border is a doozy and well take some time – I think I am going back to EPP on it for accuracy’s sake.
Handful of Scraps from Tuesday night
and it got rolled down again! The end is now in sight!! So pleased – this one is sailing away – I will need to decide what goes next!
AccuQuilt is having a sale and they also have a new website to look at. Sale ends February 15th.