Another full day of stitching! What a joy!
After breakfast, the ladies got to work.
Becky is working on some appliqué.
Not all stitching is by machine. Dot is hand stitching the binding on a quilt. Almost done!
Lynne is working on a Boy Scout themed quilt.
Several years ago, I had been a block tester for Quiltmakers’ 100 Blocks. This was volunteer, but we would usually get some small token of thanks. One year I received a bundle of 30 Fat Eights (9″ x 20″ Strips of fabric).
I have never worked with this precut before and I wanted to make something to remember my experience as a Block Tester. After some searching on the Internet I discovered this pattern – Fat Eights Frenzy by Fat Quarter Shop. Kimberly does fine work with her patterns and many come with instructional videos which I enjoy as I finally discovered I am a visual learner and watching is better than reading.
So my day began with this – a bundle of 30 pieces of fabric that are 9″ x 20″. I needed 15 Lights & 15 Darks for this pattern. Tip: Use the Black & White feature of your digital camera (phone/camera) to check the contrast of your darks & lights. What did we do without this neat feature!? Thank you, Amy, for helping me play “solitaire and matching fabric.
I started this project after breakfast, about 9:00 am. I got the last seam stitched and the top ironed about 11:00 pm, this included Lunch & Dinner breaks and a 2 hour nap. Another top Finished!! WHOO! HOOT!! Although I will vegg on this a bit. I think it may need a small brown border (2″) and a larger ?tan? border (4″), maybe a cream 2″ border & a brown 4″ border? I’m open for opinions.
Then it was time to call it a night. Beautiful moon out. My DH & I were watching at the same time.
Happy Stitching & Moving!