Hello everyone! Here's my big finish for this week--we are finished moving! Can you say hallelujah? We are finally into a rented condo and are starting to feel like real humans again. Yesterday I even cooked. It was a moving miracle. And classes have started and along with them my new job, which I like very much so far. I totally fail at moving, but things are starting to look up.
Now that we are finished with that, I am really ready to get back into a sewing routine again. I did have another go at the breakfast room, but I've also been doing some handwork. Take a look at these:
Hand applique! Who would've guessed I had it in me? These were back-basted, which I've never done before, but I think they're turning out okay. I just need to add leaves to all of them and then I can sew them into the rest of the pattern. Don't worry, I'm sewing the rest of the quilt by machine! I might also put the rest of the leaves on by machine, but we don't want the quilt police coming around, so don't tell anyone, okay?
There is also this piece, which I have been working on for literally years:
I honestly don't know where to go with this now. I have some hexies basted for the corners and partial flowers for the end, but after that I think I'm finished with it.
Finally, before I left a friend gave me this bag of little bits:
The quilt shop sells these bags really cheap because they're the really little pieces left after they cut up strip packs and other pre-cuts. I sorted them out and kept only the pieces that are bigger than 3/4 inch. Yep, that's really tiny!
I think there are some string blocks in my future, don't you? Seems like a good way to warm up the machine in its new home.
Everybody have a great weekend. We are still unpacking and getting things set up, and some time very soon I need to go looking for a new quilt shop. Anyone out there near Philadelphia, please let me know where to look!
Happy sewing! Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finish it up Friday.