While trying to keep my hands and mind busy between doctor appointments, I did manage some progress on my postage stamp quilt.
I completed the sub-cutting of the strips on Tuesday evening. Whew! My rotary cutter was smokin’.
Then yesterday morning I pieced together six of the forty-eight blocks that will make up this quilt.
I just love the colors in both these lines of fabric and am hoping to make a dent in the mountain of remaining strips today. It is turning out to be not so daunting a task as I initially thought it was going to be. Actually, I love piecing squares together, especially where precision is involved.
When making a cup of tea last evening, it occurred to me that I never shared with you these lovely gifts that were sent to me by Elzaan, all the way from Mauritius. Both Mr. Painted Quilt and I like our tea so the two varieties of tea and mug rug were very much appreciated. The sheep softie fit in quite nicely with the rest of my flock.
Thanks again, Elzaan and please forgive my oversight. The tea was delicious!
Candace and I have enjoyed an on line friendship almost since I first started blogging close to three years ago. Just recently she shared with us her finished Winter Wonderland quilt which you can see and drool over here.
I love all of Crabapple Hill’s designs but this one really caught my eye when I first saw it a couple of years ago. Redwork and pieced blocks…does it get any better than that?
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Well look what showed up in my mail box just the other day! Not only did Candace send me the pattern but she also included some red and white fabric to get me started and the remnants of the two-strand Aurifil thread that she used for the stitching part of her quilt.
I was fascinated by the thread so I had to try it out straight away. Two strands of thread come off the spool together which eliminates the step of having to divide strands. The weight and performance of the Aurifil is divine and...
It was L-O-V-E at first stitch!
I immediately sent an email off to Candace to ask her about on line sources which she gladly shared with me.
Laura at LC’s Cottage was a pleasure to deal with and my order should be winging it’s way to me as I write this. Not only did I place an order for 2 spools of the redwork thread but I also purchased an additional two spools of the black…just in case there’s a blackwork design in the offing. *wink*
Thanks again, my friend!
Treat yourself to an early Christmas present. You won’t be disappointed!
P.S. Is anyone else having a problem getting used to the changeover to Daylight Saving Time? I am wide awake at 4 a.m. Perhaps we should have a virtual stitching party? *yawn*