The past couple of days I have made some progress on a couple of projects. Last week I had the hexagons basted for a fall table topper.
The magazine pattern instructed me to stitch the hexagons together by machine with a zigzag stitch. I am just learning how to do English Paper Piecing and decided to hand stitch them together the same as a small flower I did for a wall hanging a few months ago.
Now it is ready for the backing and quilting. My best friend and I bought the backing together and I will have to get my half from her next week. Which is fine because there is still more than another month of fall and I just really just want to have it finished for Thanksgiving.
So I sat the table topper aside and decided it was time to tackle my first Granny Square Block. I have had the pieces cut for two blocks and ready to piece for over a month.
I expect the the rest of the blocks will not take me as long as this one did and maybe I will not be as scared to find the center and square it up next time. I am hoping to get a handful of these done a week because I decided to make a twin size quilt and my cheat sheet says I need 54 total. Oh my. I also have 5 aprons cut out and fabric for three more. And the list goes on.
I am a mother of 3 daughters and grandmother of 8, 6 boys and 2 girls. I love to sew, paint, garden and enjoy many different crafts. Ladybug is actually my Scottie's name and she gives my hubs and I many hours of pleasure. I dream up many ideas of which a few I manage to make happen. My husband is very talented and has a few hobbies of his own so he puts up with my many hobbies and the mess they leave behind. I cannot say this blog is about anything in particular except our love of home, family and friends with a few interesting things sprinkled in here and there.