Since I always seen to be a day late and a dollar short these days, I thought I had better get a big head start on finishing the Christmas Sampler quilt I've been working on for quite a few months. Once I picked it back up I was surprised to realize that most of the bottom sections I had left to do were the machine pieced blocks! Yippee! A stroke of luck for the finger challenged! So I got to work making the 9 piece block and that little mock log cabin block, as well as the little angel.
I also realized that if I was very careful with how I held my hands..or the fingers on my sewing hand; I could hand sew for a while. SO fighting the urge to do what comes naturally, I've been keeping my fingers tight in my palm and sewing down the leftover applique parts. Got the big angels parts on the left down...then the goofy holly branch and the angel head. (don't worry she'll have button eyes). I have to sew some scraps to the right corner to finish a bit of embroidery, then I'll start on the last section. The big tree with loads of ornaments. I'll be so happy when it's complete and I can quilt it. I plan to machine in the ditch around the larger blocks and then do big stitch quilting in the blocks themselves, which should look cool and be easier on my hands.
I also promised some more Kaffe blocks too, which can be seen peeking out from behind the holiday work on the design wall. One day I will have loads of wall space for multiple projects....fingers crossed! A couple of assorted blocks here and there...
I think I realized I don't have just one style I like. Unlike some, I can find something I like in just about any style. Well I take that back..me and pastel real life florals are not friends, but Primitive...YUM! Bright Kaffe's..YUM!! 30's prints...YUM!! 1800 Reproductions... Double YUM!!
Our anniversary is coming up in 9 days (26 years) so we'll be taking a little break about then, but I'll try to post a bit more often than I've been doing. Thanks for stopping by!