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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Back to it

Yesterday after I finished the string quilt, I took a break from the sewing machine and did some quilting and some embroidering.

I put Doc Martin on Netflix and did some hand quilting. 

Was able to finish this one block 


and now I'm ready to start on this one.

Finally I can start seeing the end. That's only because I'm being pretty persistent about getting in some quilting at least every other day

I have only these two big blocks to do.



And some smaller ones that are fillers.
Then of course the border.
I normally quilt during the day because in the evening after "The Man of the Place" gets home I try to spend time visiting and catching up on our day.
So if I do hand work it's usually something that I don't really have to pay to close attention to or if not too cumbersome.


Did worked some on the Scandinavian Christmas


 I'm doing a Crosstitch around the outside of the appliquéd block as you can tell I'm almost done.


I printed the crosstitch on transfer-eze, makes it very easy getting the pattern on the fabric and stiff enough I don't need to use a hoop  
Then there the few blocks to piece together and sew them around the outside of this block. Will attach it to the other two completed sections I have of the Scandinavian Christmas.


Tomorrow our stitch group is meeting and I really want to get as many as the Farmer's wife blocks that I have completed and drop them off at the quilt shop on the way to stitch tomorrow.

 So that's what I'm going to do the rest of today. 



 I have six blocks to do and which 4 of them are paper pieced, which take me forever for some reason.


Paper piecing is not really my favorite technique but like many out there, I like how are nice and sharp everything looks when you're done.

Well I better get busy,
till next time.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, you've been busy! I just adore your Scandinavian Christmas.

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  2. I love Scandinavian Christmas! So, the transfer ease - it just washes out? is it easy to do that, or does it get persnickety? I've never used it, but it looks very handy. And I don't think I've ever told you: Your hand quilt stitches are so nice!!

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  3. Your hand quilting stitches are so tiny and perfect! They are my goal but I am far from reaching it. Your Christmas piece is beautiful. I love the grey background.

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  4. Your hand stitches are so small and even and the speed you work is incredible. Love the Scandinavian Christmas project, a real delight.

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  5. Lots of fun stuff going on in your quilting space. Hope you got all your Farmer's Wife blocks all finished up.

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  6. Your hand quilting is lovely! And that Scandinavian Christmas is wonderful ! For a minute there it made me want snow, but I got over it :)

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