I have just met my January OMG - https://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2019/01/one-monthly-goal-january-finish-link-up.html With a color palette of numerous Invisifil threads, doing a tiny zig zag stitch around all the raw edges, the blocks for Old Glory (Blackbird Designs) are done.
The main blocks are now finished except for adding berries and doing some embroidery. This project is a combination of machine and hand work. The berries/circles are made by using Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Circles - my go to method. Still have to make a bunch of those...
Have also decided to simplify a few of the blocks and eliminate some of leaves, etc. - and rather than “appliqueing” tiny stars, will embroider them.
There is still much to do on this - lots of scallops in the border, and then ultimately layering and machine quilting. I miss my hand work and am itching to return to that...like those very current “squirrel” moments, I get distracted very quickly...
Have just received this adorable pattern from Lynn over at Sew’n Wild Oaks Quilting - check out her Etsy shop - so many temptations there!
There is a bin of leftover 1” strips from my Settler’s Trail quilt which will be perfect for piecing log cabins and more mini 9 patches...this quilt finishes to 31” X 31” - perfect for centering on our dining room table.
Motivation for quilting during January kind of dropped away - not sure why except to think with the super cold temperatures, all I can focus on is deciding on how many layers to dress in...
Stay warm out there and if you live in a warmer climate, would you be willing to share?
Happy stitching everyone!