Thursday, July 24, 2014


I took the plunge and started quilting. I have been wanting to learn for years and the other day I decided it was time. I have been working on some embroidered blocks for a twin size quilt for my daughter but I wanted a practice quilt first. Using the book Jelly Roll Samplers I started the classic sampler quilt. I tried using my sewing machine but I have never felt comfortable with it so hand piecing and hand quilting it will be for me. 

There are a lot of things I learned from this first block, and there is room for improvement but I really love how it came out.
And I have already cut the pieces and sewn the half square triangles together for the second block, it's already to be put together.
I did the first block over the weekend. Last night I sewed the last  5 of the half square triangles together for the second block. Already my stitches are becoming more uniform and tiny, I am very pleased with the results and by hand is definitly relaxing.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Another stocking done

Another stocking front completed. I was going to do the liners and backing a to all the completed fronts but I misplaced the font I wanted to use for the names so I am stuck untill I can reprint it. In the meantime I cut liners and backs for two of the stockings. I need to buy some more red felt to do this one. I completed 55of the pieces over the past two days. 

Here are some detail photos:

Tonight I organized my box for another kit. This one is for myself and I love the color palette. Here are the threads.