Monday, July 8, 2019

HQAL July 7, 2019

It's time again to report our progress. I missed the chance last time around, so this may be a longer report than it might have been.

Make sure to check in with the other lovely ladies participating as well:

Progress on my Spring Row Along. This one is several years old and was my UFO for the month of June. I didn't make tons of progress, but every little bit will help toward finishing this row.

Another goal that has finally gotten some attention and progress is Sweet Land of Liberty. This is a Facebook group I belong to as well as being encouraged by the sweet Susan (yes the same one listed above). 

The eagle's head is really hard to see.

With a single thread of light brown I outlined it with a back stitch. Shows up a little better without being over powering.

Another block to make progress on Sweet Land of Liberty is this basket. The letter is hand stitched.

The binding on this baby quilt was hand sewn. You'll be seeing more of these as they are also a monthly goal.

As are these doll quilts. Again, just the binding.


A bonus project appeared. I found this mini charm pack in one of my boxes and decided it would make a cute mini wall hanging. It was quick to sew up and sewing the binding on my hand didn't take long either. My hands were pretty sore for a few days though :)

My goal for May was to finish my Holly Cottage quilt top.  I did. I did have some detail work - embellishments to add and got those done during the end process. All the other embroidery had been done when I worked on the project initially a couple (or is it a few?) years ago.

I  added the "fur" trim to the stocking.

The red heart button on top of the Plum Pudding.

Those are just a few. I sprinkled buttons and beads throughout the quilt.

A new Christmas block of the month is on month #6. Added a face to this sweet little gingerbread man.


A Facebook Group invite initiated a new project. I've been wanting to do this one for a while and now is the perfect time to get started. It's called Betsy's Closet.


I found the vintage hankies at a thrift store several years ago and were the inspiration for thread and coordinating fabrics.


I spent an afternoon drawing off the six of the nine designs, since I only have six hankies. Then I stabilized them. Ready for stitching.

These are the fabrics I chose for sashing and nine patches.

So it's been a really busy few weeks. I hope you were able to get some things checked off your list.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with the things that make and keep you happy.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

Romans 8:26 NIVUK

1 comment:

K Reeves said...

Wow Edi, you have been busy cleaning up all sorts of odds and ends, what a good feeling to finish off these items! I was noticing your machine applique on one of the closeups of the gingerbread men...gorgeous sewing there!