Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Close to moving in...

Dale sealed the sun room floor, and today he put up the baseboards--although they are not boards but vinyl.  We got a stash of these at a Habitat for Humanity store, and they have been especially good for our irregular adobe walls.  They follow the contours very well.  We would be moving in were it not for the smell of the floor sealer.
After working with the Baptist Fan boards, I needed a change and decided to freehand this small piece that Yetta, one of the retreat attendees gave me.  It was very well pieced by hand, and she had acquired it in the Midwest somewhere.  Nice to get it finished.  
 As usual the hardest part was how to fill in all the space.  I need a class in what to do where.  
 It was good practice as now I've loaded a small quilt with appliqued blocks.  The swapped blocks were given to me by Sherry, a new retreat attendee, to put together for our cause.  I had to take a picture of the back of this applique block. 
These are the most perfect hand stitches I've ever seen, so exact, and if it weren't for the buried thread tails they would easily be mistaken for machine stitching.
Of course I'm struggling with how to quilt the whole thing, and I'll be happy to go back to my pantographs for the next quilts!

1 comment:

Quiltdivajulie said...

I think your filler looks just fine . . . the whole thing looks good . . . hope the smell goes away soon!