Sunday, October 26, 2014

November Goals

Well, before you know it November will arrive, so I decided to link up with Kathi and see if I can get some things done.  In November I hope to:
  1. make three pickle dish blocks for RSC
  2. make a wonky star block for RSC
  3. Finish the borders for Baltimore Garden
  4. Return to hand quilting Simple but Not!
  5. Plan a setting for my Cogwheel and Chintz quilt
  6. Finish my churn dash mini.
That should be doable.  As for October as you can see most of my list was completed.

I had a few more things I accomplished as I made a mini churn dash top and I started my borders for Baltimore Garden.  But, I easily put off cutting up the small scraps in my little basket.  Maybe I can still get it done if I put it on my Monday morning list.

Another Slow Stitching Sunday

The slow stitching continues as I started the working on the borders of Baltimore Garden.  It brings some excitement to the project as I have never done an appliqued swag border before.  I am following the wonderful instructions that are in the book. I was successful at using the fast stitches of my Viking to back baste all of the swags to the four borders. 
First I marked the swags on the back of the border
Here they are machine stitched with a rough cut seam. As I applique the seams will be trimmed to around 3/16 of inch.

We are having a bit of a warm up today so I decided to sit out back and put in a few more of the many stitches need to secure the swags.  I will be joining Kathy and the others who participate in Slow Stitching Sundays to see how things are progressing. 

The hosta garden has seen better days

Portion of a swag finished except for adding a flower at each intersection