We had some rain, freezing rain and some snow overnight so it looks like I'll be stuck inside until I'm absolutely certain that there's no ice lurking underfoot. The sun is shining and there's not a cloud in the sky so it looks like it just might be a perfect day to stay indoors to stitch and sew.
Yesterday, I started putting together the center medallion to my Brinton Hall quilt. I did manage to get the hexie rings sewn together before we sold our house and I quickly put it away when I realized that we had so much to do with respect to the move and sewing just wasn't on the short list.
I've decided to make my version using all Civil War and reproduction fabrics and I'm loving the look. My goal for today is to get all seven large hexie blocks appliqued and then it'll be on to the next step of connecting them all. Lots of work but I love handwork!
The instructions and photos for the Brinton Hall quilt are spread between two issues of Quiltmania magazine, #'s 107 and 108. It's quite an ambitious project but I'm anxious to get back to it.
Some glue basting is involved which brings me to my next point.
Have you ever used the "Sewline Fabric Glue Pen"? If you haven't then I would suggest that you get one to add to your bag of sewing stuff. I've tried every brand of fabric glue and this, IMHO, is by F-A-R the best one yet! The glue is soft and pliable, spreads like butter and STAYS soft.
Oh, and Frankie is never too far away, always willing to add his two cents.
Note to Wilma : Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on my last blog post. I'm sorry but I was unable to answer your question because you came up as a "no-reply" blogger. This means that when you set up your profile, you didn't include your email address.
I purchased the cherry fabrics that I used for my ditty bags at JoAnn's about seven or eight years ago. It is 100% cotton and not vinyl. I doubt if they have the exact fabric now but you never know. Good luck in your search.