As I wrote in my previous entry I finished a quilt top and made my RSC red crumb blocks for March. I also went through a combined package of swap blocks from two swaps in 2003 & 2007, photographed each set of blocks with the labels showing who made them so I now have a pictorial catalogue of the participants and their blocks. They are now back in their envelope together with the sashing and cornerstone pieces. Perhaps I'll get them all put together at our fall retreat?
|These are the blocks that I made way back in the mists of time.|
After that I worked on a foundation paper pieced New York Beauty pattern that I started in April 2016 at the annual Stitch Your Art Out Retreat. The pattern is from Stone Valley Quilting and goes together very easily with excellent, easy to follow, instructions. Of course I am not doing mine at 48" square as per the pattern but have decided to make it at least big enough for a double (full sized) bed, so I need to make 48 or 64 quadrants. At the SYAO retreat I made two complete quadrants.
This week I have made another 19 paper pieced arcs. I am using a mixture of batik and hand dyed fabrics in a wide variety of colours. The backgrounds are the hand dyed fabrics and the points are mostly small scale batiks. I shall use larger scale batik fabrics for the inner and outer parts of each block. My aim is for lots of colour and contrast. So far I have worked from my stash including the last scraps of some of those fabrics. I am sad to have used up those pieces but pleased with the results.
After all that sewing I went back to knitting and on Saturday was instructed in how to turn the heel on my new socks and I am now happily working up the leg on the first one.
There is one knitting finish to report this week too - I finally completed sewing up a sweater for my elder son, now I need to send it back across the pond to him.
This week I need to work on sewing the binding down on my second table runner and make and sew on labels on both in order to achieve my March OMG.
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