Sunday, July 10, 2011
At a Turtle's Pace?
By now Roseville Album quilts have been finished down to the binding, but truly I am still plugging away and enjoying every stitch. On the left is the last of my four corner blocks, completed months ago. On the right is my hot-off-the-ironing board squirrel panel along with the two corner blocks which will go above and below it in the finished quilt top. My excuse: in between finishing the corner block and the panel I have taken time to make a quilt for charity and a start-to-finish hand appliqued and hand quilted baby quilt for Adam, my newest grandson. Though I happily received news that yet another grandson is arriving in December, I vow to finish the right hand panel before I indulge in the next baby quilt. Perhaps the bright side of moving along at a slow but steady pace is learning some new tips about perfecting my stitching techniques, and of course it means I can keep adding to my fabric stash as new and irresistible patterns come along.