Wednesday, April 11, 2018

PYT & APQ UFO

Linking up with Anthea of Hibiscus Stitches this morning which is actually evening in beautiful Australia. Piece Yourself Together is keeping me in line for getting my Mosaics to a finish. I had neglected it a bit and Anthea has given me motivation once again to Keep.On.Stitching! Just look what I've accomplished these last two weeks!

Thirty-six diamonds prepped and ready to be stitched together and then appliqued down to the outer border This final border has hexie cornerstones. Here's the first one completed. During guild meeting last night I managed to get a good start on the next one. Did I mention that I also got all the hexies prepped and organized, ready to stitch them into their final configurations? Yes, I did all that!

As for APQ 2018 UFO Challenge, March's number was 3. I believe I mentioned that I got my border fabric starched earlier. That was my entire March progress. Pathetic! Well, for April the number pulled was 5 -- Float! Perfect since I really ought to concentrate on March's #3, Blowin' in the Wind. The other day I actually pulled it out, ironed it, and got it measured. That's the first step for borders. I then ironed the border fabric and started measuring it. I actually got the two long sides cut. Just need to clear a space on my sewing machine to sew it on. It's 85" long and will be heavy if I don't have room to rest it. In case you forgot what this top looks like, here's a refresher picture.

While pressing the top, I was trying to figure out how I was going to quilt it. Pretty sure I've got plenty of time to contemplate that one! Ha!

That's enough for today. If you'd like to see what some of the rest of us have been up to, visit Hibiscus Stitches and click on the links on the right hand side of the page. Thank you, Anthea, for the incentive to keep on stitching!

Have a great day!