Thursday, December 13, 2018

Getting Distracted

December is when I start to seriously consider options for next years daily stitching, so far I have ideas but nothing is taking form. This is not unusual it has happened before, but this year I've gotten a bit off track.

One of my rules for daily stitching is that it has to incorporate stuff I already have, which of course leads me to digging through a lot of stuff. On Sunday I pulled out my container of vintage mens ties. I used to make vests and pillows for sale using these and had put aside some that I really liked to make something for myself. That was about twenty years ago and I still haven't used them. Well, I'm now using them but not in daily stitching project. Here is the pile .


I'm actually doing paper piecing and making a wall hanging. There will be 48 three inch squares of log cabin blocks. So far they are taking about 45 minutes per block and I have six done. I've got a drawing on paper as my guide and this is what the ones that are pieced look like.

Another idea was to use the four inch squares that I showed a couple of months ago that had been indigo dipped. I sewed them end to end and now have a strip nine feet long.

It got rolled up and stuck in a drawer, so that's two ideas down and a few more to go, but I will have something to start on Jan 1.

2018 Weekly Leaf
Week #50



2018 Daily stitching #3 days 79 -85

Just the bottom right corner to go.



I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching".

8 comments:

  1. Whatever you finally decide upon……I’ll be reading in awe…..you always provide such fun and inspiration!

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  2. The amount you accomplish each week is inspiring. I am going to my studio right now.

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    1. Thanks. Studio time is a priority for me and I'm retired so I do what makes me happy.

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  3. Your new project sounds inspiring, but challenging. Are you backing the ties with anything before sewing? I did quite a bit with ties several years ago and I found that backing them with a very lightweight fusible interfacing made them much easier to handle and it did not change the hand of the fabric. I even hand quilted them. Good luck with yours.

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    1. I usually back them when I use them, but this time I didn't. So far it hasn't been too bad, but I'm paper piecing and haven't taken the paper off yet.

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  4. You are so consistently productive. I'm jealous. Keep up the great work!

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