Friday, December 26, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cookie Break!

The Tiffany quilt continues to make progress.  Back spasms over the weekend slowed me down a bit but they're gone and  I'm looking forward to going back to my usual routine of getting up at 5 am to stitch.  Measured the remaining pieces today and have about 150' of black lines to go.  Of course the tape get's stitched along both edges, so that translates into 300' of thread.  I'm so eager to see it all finally pieced together!

Of course, when I'm not stitching, I'm busy doing the usual holiday activities, like making cookies with my son and his friends...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tiffany Quilt Update

Tree layout for the top-most section

Well, I took most of the weekend off due to a mild case of the flu, and we've pushed the due date for this piece back a bit, but it's still moving right along.  I believe I woefully underestimated how long stitching all the little black lines down would take.  I'm using bias tape - 96 feet of it so far, and I don't think I'm half-way done yet.  I've bought out the supply at the local Joann's twice and will have to go back for more!  Here are a few more recent pics...

when I get tired of one section,
I switch to another area
it's amazing how much difference the black bias tape makes!