Do you remember about a month ago when I confessed that I had a wool Block of the Month which I had abandoned although it was nearly done? Well, I have been diligently working on it. (Sometimes it is good to post things on your blog, if for no other reason than for accountability, ha ha.) I now remember why I had stopped working on it.... I had gotten to the point where I had to trim up all of the blocks and sew them together before I could continue... and I was frankly scared that I would make a mistake and mess up all of the work I had done so far... But if it's going to get done, I had to jump in and just do it! So a few weeks ago, I spent a Saturday working on it.
It actually came out just fine. Once all of the blocks were trimmed to the correct size (in hindsight, I probably should have done that before I appliqued them, but then I ran the risk of them stretching anyway), I laid them out and pinned them together with the edges overlapping by about 1/2". Then I sewed them together using a large zig zag stitch with black thread. I was going to sew them together by hand, but I just couldn't face that! The zig zag stitch on my machine worked out just fine.
Then it was time to prep the last block at the bottom. I am now in the process of appliqueing those pieces on. The blocks had to be pieced together because the applique pieces for that bottom block overlap the other blocks.
Once this block is done, I have to do a border for the top and the bottom. I do love sewing with wool, it's so soft and the needle just slides through like "butta." The only problem now is that instead of working with just a single block at a time, I now have an entire wool quilt on my lap to applique- it is a little unwieldy, and it gets warm! This is NOT a summertime project- so that is another incentive to get it done in the next few months....
Something else I have been working on:
So now that the holidays are over, what projects are you dying to jump into? Something new, or something you just need to get done and out of the way?