January is a fun month
because there is so much time for sewing. I've been working on the Cheri Payne quilt. I made the USA strip but it wasn't long enough so I added that extra blue piece (which I don't like and will replace with something else) to make it long enough.
|I replaced that blue strip with a neutral one. It looks much better.|
I spent so o o o o o o long auditioning fabrics for the log cabin block. It shouldn't be so hard!
I've got the cabin appliqued and am working on the black bird. Then I'll do the embroidered flag on the right and a vine with flowers on the left. There are embroidered words at the bottom.
The cabin is supposed to have quite a few windows but I'm wondering if the plaid will compete with the embroidery. I guess I'll just give it a go and see.
I've also been working on the right panel of the Roseville quilt. It doesn't look like much in this state but it's progress.
This morning I decided I was tired of all the pieces of the On Ringo Lake Quilt getting in my way as I prepped my applique blocks. So, I sat in front of the sewing machine until all 50 blocks were done.
It makes me happy to know that step is done.
And I've spent a number of hours in front of the frames. I need to spend a lot more time but today it didn't happen because of the block sewing.
And here is my "Garden Gnome" climbing down from taking the Christmas lights down. I wonder how many more years he'll be able to do this. Somebody should tell him it's unwise to climb a tree when you're 66 yrs.
As you can see, there is no snow on the ground. It was in the 50's today but that made it mild for President Monson's funeral and burial.
Hope you're enjoying the indoor time that January affords.