Sharing my adventures in quilting and my love of applique.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
A little more piecing
This week I have had a bit of pain in my hip which meant staying close to home and continuing on my Christmas piecing project. Due a variety of family circumstances I haven't really been able to decorate or get in the festive spirit the past few years. Hopefully this year the stars will align and I will actually be able to put up a tree and decorate the whole house. We are in a new home and I am really liking how this looks in our living room. It has been a long time since I've done such a variety of pieced blocks and it has been lots of fun trying to improve my piecing skills. Most of this quilt is on a 2 in. grid so nothing was too difficult to match though I am by no means perfect. I'm hoping to start a more difficult pattern soon and think that this helped get me in the groove. Now a few more joining seams and on to the dreaded borders. Have I mentioned before that I HATE doing borders. Here is about where I usually stop, at the almost complete stage - I know what it will look like and for me, the fun part of piecing is over. But I love the fabric that I am using on the final border so hopefully that will encourage me to continue and I'll be able to show a finished top soon!