Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Needlework Tuesday - I Finally started Stitching

Last week I spent some time talking about prepping for a new project.  Well, that effort paid off.  I worked extra hours last week and I didn't think I would get any stitching done, then today, I had a bit of time before an appointment and figured I might get a couple of seams done.  Then later in the day, I have a bit more time while dinner was in the oven, a few more seams and some pressing.  Then after my walk, I fit in a bit more and before I knew it, I had those seams done and pressed and ready for more cutting.

 Each block in this quilt has two pieced borders, and since the pattern was written as a BOM - Block of the Month, the author had you cut and sew each border individually each month.  I decided instead to strip piece and cut them all this month.  So far I have 8 sets complete and will work on the next four.  I wasn't sure how many pieces I would be able to cut from the width of fabric strips.
This will form the outer border of each block.  I debated switching the blue and brown, but like it better with the emphasis of the brown toward the middle.  Now if I had pieced a block to show in the centre.  The first block has lots of flying geese.  They will be fun.

I got a wee bit of the black done on the afghan, but not enough to share a photo.  I'm looking forward to finishing and then daughter plans to take it to university for her room.  It will certainly be a colourful addition.

It was a glorious fall day today with temperatures more like early September.  I was out walking and didn't want to come back in.  I hope that you are have enjoyable weather where ever you find yourself.

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I hope that you are having fun and  making progress on whatever project is dear to your heart at this moment.  Mister Linky is waiting below for a link to your needlework post.


Marie said...

It's awesome that even though you were busy you got to spend some time sewing. It's looking great. I really do love those colours!

We had a lovely weekend, but we are now into some below normal temperatures. I'm sooooooo not looking forward to winter this year.

Roslyn said...

Love the borders blue and brown are such a great timeless combination.
Can't wait to see the blocks!