Saturday, January 5, 2013

Update of Wool Block of the month

Busy day yesterday, worked on my wool  block of the month crazy patch backround block---almost finished, worked on my blog, watched an episode of Downton Abbey to get ready for Season 3 Sunday night and helped my youngest pull together an email for a prospective employer. Very diverisified day.

Here is the backround before I started work yesterday:

 
Here it is after I finished:
 


A close up on the decorative stitching:

 
 


I used my machine to do the decorative stitches. I am blessed to have a machine with a ga-zillion stitches (maybe not that many).

I took the Crafsty course "Stupendous Stitching" and one of the first assignments was to make a "stitch bible" by stitching each stitch your machine has and numbering it on a piece of material with interfacing attached to it. This was boring but well worth it.

 
It's a little hard to see so here is a closer look. My "bible" isn't beautiful but it sure is useful. As I went along I found that putting some straight stitches between the decorative stitches was helpful.
 



Back to wool crazy patch backround, the plain middle block will be covered each month. January's block is:

 I still have some work to do. I have to put the binding on the backround square, add a sleeve to hang it, add hooks and eyes so I can hang the blocks and order a small wall quilt hanger to display it. Maybe it will be ready for February's block. I can't wait to be able to show you the finished project.

Going to watch some football, catch you later, Ronda









6 comments:

  1. Wow, lots of fancy stitches. I think my little starter machine has 8. Lol

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    1. Hi Kim, It's fun to have a lot of stitches but I bet I use the stitches that are on your machine most. The basic stitches get the job done.

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  2. Hello sister,
    This is not a comment on your last post as such. I just wanted to say that I didn't think I could be more impressed with your blog, but you've really made some improvements. I actually said; "Wow" out loud! I'm NOT joking. It's no surprise to me that you won a prize. Hope all is well.
    Love, your brother

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    1. Thanks Keith, I had fun sprucing it up.

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  3. Hello Ronda, Your background CQ machine stitching is very pretty. It is looking very good and the best part is enjoying the process. I have watched all the glorious Downton Abbey episodes and I am resisting buying Series 3 for awhile but it is difficult. LOL Hugs Judy

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  4. Thanks Judy, I felt guilty for doing the stitches on the machine but got over it quickly. I'm recordiing each Downton episode so I can watch it when Hubby isn't around, it's not his favorite. Excited to see what happens this season. Ronda

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