Good news--the trunk show is in less than two weeks. Maybe then I can change the subject! : )
Not a lot of quilting time lately, but I have been able to completely finish two little quilts--right down to the labels! The smallest squares in these two quilts are 1/4".
|Baby Steps to Heaven and Churn Dash & Chains|
I've started the quilting on three of my other minis. I am doing a mix of SITD, FMQ and hand quilting.
I finally finished the borders on my mini feathered star. You can see the shadow where I am having a hard time getting one of the seams on that center square to lay flat. I have graded the seam allowances and steamed the seam over and over. Maybe I just need to pin it in place and quilt it down! : )
I came across some leftover 4-patches and squares from the quilts I have made from Kansas Troubles fabrics. I trimmed them down so they finished at 1" and made this little quilt top.
We have enjoyed a wonderful 2 week visit from DD#1. She flew back to New Hampshire today. While she was here she wanted to try her hand at wool applique, making some of the Primitive Gatherings Christmas Stockings. I had purchased the pattern while visiting her in NH last Fall. The last week she was here she got 4 of them made, but I only got photos of the first 3. I think she did a great job!
Next week is the trunk show--finally! But it is also the 3rd anniversary of my blog. I'm sure a giveaway of some kind is in order. I haven't put my mind to it yet, but I'll bet I can come up with something. : )
Oh, I also wanted to pass along some Christmas scraps. When I was working on my Christmas version of the Barrister's SAL, Randy and Sio sent me Christmas scraps. Now that my blocks are finished, I would love to pass them along to someone else interested in making a Christmas sampler. Let me know in your comment if you would like them. If there are just a couple of you, I will split them. If there are more, I will draw a name.
I'll be at the HMQS in Salt Lake City this Friday. Will you be there? I'd love to meet you!
That's all for now,