I got a lot done this weekend so I have a lot to show you! I am making good progress on my Christmas stockings. I have the monograms done and ready to sew to the stockings. I am on track to finish my first ufo for 2012!
On Friday night, after much complaining and irritation, and after I had every single person in my family try to put them together, I finally decided to put these together in flowers. In my mind, I would put these together in rows like I would squares. For anyone doing one of these quilts, which I definitely would not recommend at this point, you have to put them together in flowers. What I will do next with them is still unknown. But I did get one done already!
Lastly, I am most excited about Paul’s quilt.
I am now working on the hand quilting, which besides the binding, is the last part of this quilt! I am so excited! I am also very excited about the way it is turning out. As usual my hand quilting creates a landscape that interacts with the surface but also floats above it. By the way, I plan to leave my knots showing on this quilt, since I just read Alabama Studio Sewing + Design: A Guide to Hand-Sewing an Alabama Chanin Wardrobe. I am still on the fence, but since my some of my hand quilting knots that I popped through the top of the quilt on some of my other quilts didn’t stay, and this quilt will get heavy use from a teenage boy, I’m going to try her idea of leaving the knots exposed as a design element.