November has been a month of hexies and Stained QAL blocks...
|All but one of my November hexies - there wasn't room for the other one!|
|Progress on the Stained QAL blocks|
I've now got four hexies left to piece (and another four that are pieced but haven't been shared) and then I'll have 195 hexies, seventeen of which are 'whole' (i.e. unpieced) and the remaining 178 are pieced.
All my Stained QAL blocks are now in rows and all the vertical joins on the back have been stitched down and Nicky has promised that if I ever plan to use Klona on something that's going to need hand stitching then she's going to shoot me! Stitching a folded Klona edge to a quilted Klona piece is not something I intend to ever do again once this quilt is finished - it took probably three times as long as it would have done with other quilting cotton and I needed a thimble at all times as I couldn't push the needle through with my finger - it went through my finger rather than through the fabric! Having said that, the rows look really good (no photo as it's dark out...maybe next time!) and I'm really pleased with how it's looking. (My sanity has been saved by the occasional block where I was stitching Klona to one of the prints - they went twice as fast as the others but I still needed a thimble!)
I've also (finally) kept my promise and have sorted out a tutorial for the Suffolk puff Christmas trees I made last year. My friend very kindly gave me permission to use her templates and instructions to make a
Archie is much perkier than he was last week and is thoroughly enjoying his walks! He's down to one Tramadol a day (in the morning) and is being allowed off the lead for a little bit further every day, much to his delight! To celebrate feeling brighter he was allowed a chewstick.
I hope that next time I post it'll either be about the final hexies or a grand reveal of the Stained quilt but don't hold me to that!
I've linked up to Lynne@Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day, why not pop over and see what everyone else has been up to?