Last week and over the weekend I got some stitching done. I actually finished stitching the piece I'm doing for my Fall Exchange but of course I can't show it to you. I'm hoping to get it made into a finished piece in the next few days. Especially since I need to have it mailed out by Monday.
After the exchange piece, I picked up the Poinsettia House again. Here's where I had left off last time . . .
Here it is all stitched up and ready to make up into the mini quilt I had planned for it.
Now I just need to pick out the fabrics to go with it and get 'er done. :) With all the stitching I've been doing my ort (old ratty threads) jar is getting full.
I wonder how full it will be by the end of the year. I'm posting it as part of the
Now to show you the progress I made. I finally got my act together and sandwiched my "My Favorite Things" quilt.
I kept putting it off and putting it off. The sandwiching is my least favorite part of the whole progress. I think it's because it's so big and hard to do in my small home. Here's a closer view and a sneak peek at the backing fabric.
I think the red gingham backing (a recycled sheet) really goes well with the quilt and looks fabulous! :) Now I just need to sit down and start quilting it. I'm using perle cotton and doing it by hand. I think doing it that way will really add to the quilt. I wasn't really sure how I wanted to quilt it and am just figuring it out as I go along. I did get a chance to sit down with it last night and begin. Here's how I'm quilting the blocks and pieced areas between them.
I decided to use red to stitch around each block. I'm using white to outline each shape. Then I'm using yellow, red, pink and blues to stitch flowers in some of the larger blocks in the pieced areas between the blocks. I'm really happy with how it's turning out so far. I've gotten the first row done already. Only four more to go... lol! My plan is to finish each row of blocks. Then the rows of strips and then the borders after that. I have a few ideas of how to quilt the strips and borders but haven't decided exactly what I'm going to do yet. It's kind of fun figuring it out as I go along. Thanks for visiting me! :)
Until next time . . .