If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

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.


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

  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!!

  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.

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

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

  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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