Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I'd like you all to consider joining in with the Hands2Help Charity Quilt drive being organized by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Click here or on the side bar button to take you to her blog for all the information and the schedule. She has set up so many options to make it easy for anyone to participate - even offering outside of the U.S. quilter's to send their flimsies (backing,batt,binding) to be quilted by her to help keep the cost of mailing down. Go read her blog posts and seriously consider contributing a charity quilt.
I managed to get the next NYB block done - the grey fabric really did not handle well and went with my shot cotton stack to pull the orange solid instead of using the orange in this line. This was a difficult block and I do a lot of paper piecing. I am keeping the sections seperate as I want to be able to mix these blocks up when all done.
I did up a quick St. Patty Day Mini for my hanger. I think a 4-leaf clover is lucky, so opted for that setting rather than a 3-leaf of the Shamrock. And I used this piece for the March FMQ Challenge with SewCalGal.
And I finished up the bonus project started with the Christmas Quilt Along. As you can see a 12" x 14" mini will fit on these hangers, too. This one is completely handquilted which I felt was more fitting with the very country look with all the plaids.
This is the first stitchery for the Garden Steps - with Clover & Violet. I used a lite weight fuseable pellon interfacing (just to cover the center) after tracing the design as I like something backing my stitching. With the stichery and then a stitch in the ditch when quilting up the top - it will be held well in place.
No closing thought today - just a note - I will be powering down from Friday to Monday. Most will be blog hopping with the Quilt Gallery and I am skipping that. I have a LOT of projects with deadlines and the nose has to go to the grindstone. So I am not ignoring you all - I'll catch up - but I need to get serious with my two machine.