While I was waiting for the elusive new house keys to arrive, I decided to be productive and catch up on the round robin. I still have to finish the little white flowers, which I thought I would use buttons for instead of felt. You can also probably see I made a few other changes… because I made a mistake and ironed the basket down before I put the stems on. So I made the “doily” to go on top of them and hang over the basket. I think it turned out quite cute.
For the first border, I grabbed my bag of 2 1/2 inch strips. I have a bunch of them that I cut whenever I have enough leftover while I am cutting other projects if that makes sense at all. Very handy for something like this. I am going to one day make a big scrappy braided quilt, but for now I pinched a few to use 🙂
They were all a bit too long (I always cut them 6″), so I trimmed and now I have more little scraps.. hmmm…. Oh well, one day they might come in handy too.
Once I added the border, I went back and did the applique. I am going to try to do a quilt as you go with this project…. so I cut out some batting and used Kellie’s applique method that I learned at her classes. This is how good I am getting:
Well, that was yesterday. Today I got to do some more sewing because the key still didn’t arrive. Sheesh, I would have been all moved by now… hee hee… Oh well, I sewed instead.
I got the first block done for the Jelly Roll Quilt Along:
And then I kept working on my charm quilt:
So, the keys should arrive TOMORROW!!! Inshallah. God willing. I do hope so, I would really like to start moving. I mean I might run out of sewing projects at this rate!! School is out for two weeks while we move, but really,… we need to move or else school will have to start up again… sigh… and that would mean no more sewing all day while the kids get square eyes playing Runescape and Wii…..
Alice update: Still no internet. Her wonderful dh downloaded the first block for the Jelly Roll Quilt Along so maybe she is getting started on that.
Well, on with the show…. Hopefully I will be able to tell you tomorrow that we have keys 🙂 Until then, back to the kitchen (to sew of course).