Sunday, December 27, 2015

Last Slow Sunday Stitching of 2015

 There was an NFL game on last night, but it was becoming a blow out, so we decided to watch The Martian. I cannot watch a movie without some handwork, so I grabbed my Cottage Garden Quilt. It has been in limbo for a couple of months because I could not decide how to quilt the borders. Decision made---continue the cross hatch quilting from the blocks into the borders with the help of some blue painter's tape and perle cotton. I am in love with using the blue painter's tape and may invest in some more rolls with different widths. I continued stitching this morning and already have a whole side done. Perhaps this will become a 2015 finish instead of a 2016 one! Check out what everyone else is up to here http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com
 Before I can commit to any new projects for 2016, I want to get a couple of works in progress together. My number one priority is to finish my Farm Girl Vintage top. I decided to make a couple of blocks not included in the book, but that I had purchased or received. I made this adorable 6 inch cow block. It was pretty time consuming to make, but so worth it!
I also made the 6 inch Penny the Pig block, she was much quicker to put together. I have a kit waiting to make the big version this quilt, but I can't start it yet. See self-control--sometimes I have some! :0) I am going to work on assembling these blocks with the sashing and cornerstones today, so I can start on the borders and the backing. 

There are some great football games on today and I was 14-2 last week, so now I am ahead of all the experts on ESPN with 147-77 for the season! It is chilly only 12 degrees right now and not expected to get above 25 degrees for most of the week. Perfect quilting weather!

9 comments:

  1. Our usual temp in Nashville this time of the year would be in the 40's. Yesterday we broke a record for Dec.26 and it got to 75°F. Crazy weather! Don't you just love hand quilting with perle? Your farm animals are so cute. For some reason I suddenly like chicken quilts. Will see in 2016. Happy New Year!

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  2. Lo e the cow and pig block, they are so cute...sound s like you have wonderful quilting weather..we have the opposite here in Australia, was 34 deg C a co
    uple of days ago..we were swimming on Christmas Day afternoon!!!

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  3. I forget about using the blue painters tape! Thanks for reminding me.:)

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  4. Oh! Your Cottage Garden quilt is gorgeous -- the handwork makes it, I think!! Don't you love your q-snap frame? It makes moving the hoop around so much easier! :)

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  5. Great work with the slow stitching. And i love the cow and pig blocks!

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  6. Cute Farm Girl blocks! I think the crosshatch quilting is a great choice for your border--it's looking great! Cottage Garden is on my bucket list--if I ever finish How Does Your Garden Grow--can't wait to see yours finished!

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  7. Adorable cow block, would be the perfect potholders, etc., for my "cow" themed kitchen!

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  8. Your big stitch quilting is the icing on the cake! This quilt is going to be spectacular! Love you blocks too~

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  9. That little cow block sure cracks me up. :) Hooray for more progress on FGV! And I love that big stitch hand quilting Tanya! Although... how you could take your eyes away from The Martian is beyond me, LOL.

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