Saturday, December 13, 2014

December Update

Wow! The time flies when you are having fun! Or...something like that! Here is what I have accomplished lately in the quilting world:

I have worked a little on Bible block #1. The sun is sewn! I like it! I used paper piecing to make the rays and then have based for applique to the background.

  • CCC#27 Making progress - the 4 hearts emerged.

  • It has been a long time since I actually did hand quilting. I needed to finish the border on this quilt originally begun for my now 22 year old nephew. It took a little time to get back into the rhythm of quilting but soon enough my stitches were flowing similar to previously quilted section of border. Then I was able to trim the backing/batting and now it it ready for the binding! I am very happy with it. Don't know why it took so long to finish. I think I just got bored with routine quilting of last borders once the fun - creative part was finished. 

    I still like the appliqued nursery rhyme characters and colors. It should be finished soon! And, a label is also in progress :)
    The Christmas cactus in my studio/office is in bloom. It makes a very cheerful site. I can hardly believe that the pitiful little plant with about 5 leaves that I bought at the end of last season (for 75 cents) has thrived so well and is now blooming profusely! Lovely!


Dolly said...

Ooh, I was tempted to pick up one of those tiny Christmas Cacti the last time I was at Walmart, but I'm afraid that it might hurt Lottie Dah if she decided to try a nibble. My brother, John, gave me a Poinsettia for my birthday, and I've been careful to keep it up and away, although I'd love to have displayed in front and center !
I know what you mean about being 'out of the groove' with hand-quilting. But it doesn't take long to get it back; you're right about that ! Looks good to me.

I really like the start of your Bible primitive .

Karen said...

I found it challenging to get all the applique shapes to fit on a few of the Bible quilt blocks.

Nancy said...

My Christmas Cactus is in full bloom also. It’s about the only plant I can keep alive.
The Bible quilt has been on my to do list for a while.