Happy Week-End! Hope all had an enjoyable 4th. It has been quiet here and I really am enjoying it. My house cleaning service did not show up last Tuesday (I had a feeling), but was very lucky when I contacted Home Advisor and they gave me the number of a cleaning service in San Antonio. I am hoping this company does decent work as their prices are reasonable. They start this Monday – 2 ladies for 3 hours. I am extremely impressed with the owner so let’s hope the workers are good. If so, then I won’t have that problem anymore.
Surprise! I have completed French General! I have it on the Design Wall and will decide what to do with it. Either a border, or just put it in a frame. If I do a border I will have to look for a few fat quarters in the FG fabric line.
I am now working on the stems for Apricot Lilly. I need to get it finished because I am ready for some needle turn applique on Stonefields and Jacobean Christmas. Lilly is a buttonhole stitch as the flowers are fused. There are only 4 blocks so if I would do the ‘big push’ it could be done by Sunday!
My Log Cabin project is coming along and I am now enjoying it! So far I only have 3 that have not made the cut! When I was cutting the logs I cut 4 layers of fabric. This fabric
sucks is not the best that Moda has ever sold and the cutting is not precise when using more than 2 layers. I hate the grey that they use – it is stretchy (?) and difficult to deal with even though I cut all strips lengthwise. I am now spraying with the heavier sizing that comes in the green can and it may solve the issue. I would like to make a 60 x 60 (or close to it) quilt and then be done with Logs. I will be making other types of quilts with the remaining overbuy of this Moda Marbles Stars fabric. Maybe I just need to sell it and be done!
Have a wonderful week end and enjoy stitching and check out the HQAL hand stitchers! They do some beautiful work!
Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Sew Can She; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Fiber Tuesday; Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHOW; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Show and Tell Monday with Bambi; Slow Stitching Sunday Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party