Oh.Em.Gee! Look what Elizabeth did! And she is giving it away!!
She used my Double Pinwheel String Quilt tute to make this quilt journal cover, and it is SO beautiful! I have tears in my eyes right now!
Head on over to Such a Sew and Sew and (a) tell her Happy Birthday, and (b) enter to win any or all of her giveaways this week. She is so talented and such a sweetheart!
Now, what I have been working on? One of my PhD Challenge projects!
This is for the Climbing Lanterns wall hanging that I started almost a year ago. Sheesh. Yes, sometimes P. stands for Procrastination.
And this is what happens when you ignore your WIPs...
...they hide on you! It fell behind the futon and sat there for who knows how long, keeping a very low profile. I got a glimpse of it while standing at the ironing board one day. Come out, come out wherever you are!
I finally sewed down the stems last night. After experimenting with different stitches on a scrap, I finally decided on one that does four stitches and then a zig, four stitches and a zag, etc. I wanted to do a blanket stitch but this was as close as I could get on my 1960's Singer Touch & Sew with cams. Yes, it is old, but it does the job. The Juki and the Singer 301 are only straight stitch machines, and I recently gave the Kenmore to my daughter (yay, she is sewing!).
This morning, I hand-gathered the Chinese lantern pieces. These will be appliqued onto the stems after they are stuffed lightly for dimensional effect.
I have no idea how tricky it will be to applique over the gathered part, but I guess I'll find out.
Today, P. stands for Progress!