Progress on Spooky Halloween: I’ve pieced everything I can piece for the first 4 rows of Spooky Halloween. I’m back to working on the applique for Block 1 of Row 2. It’s a very slow process but I’m enjoying it at the moment and that’s the most important thing right now. I will not hand applique every block. I plan to mix machine applique with hand depending on the block and the effect I want to achieve. I am excited thought because I’m pretty close to the finish. Next step will be to do the embroidery. 🙂
Here was my list last week:
- Hampton Ridge – quilt this… kind of done. I quilted the main body of the quilt but I still need to quilt the borders of the sides on my domestic.
- Celtic Solstice – work on this as my leaders/enders while I piece Spooky Halloween together. …done. I counted up the rows for block B and I’ve got a little more than 20 to left to do.
- Missing Ivy – start putting the borders on…I tried to start this this week but I ran out of fabric. I need to go to my LQS and look for more coordinating fabric.
- Provence – press the blocks and figure out what’s the next step for this. …not done…
- Spooky Halloween … get all the piecing done for Row 3 and 4 and continue appliquè Row 2, block 1 … done!
So this week, here’s my target:
- Hampton Ridge – This is my OMG for August and I’ve only got 3 days left to finish it up. I want to get the last 2 borders quilted and start on the binding. I don’t think I’ll have enough time to finish it up for August so I’ll have to move this on to my September OMG.
- Celtic Solstice – continue to finish more rows of block b as my leaders/enders.
- Missing Ivy – Get fabric for the borders.
- Provence – press the blocks and figure out what’s the next step for this.
- Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – applique the leaves and bat.
I’m looking forward to a great week!
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Thanks Maggie! 🙂
Are you doing needle turn applique on your hand pieces? I’ve never hand appliqued before but would love to learn, so I’m always looking out for the different techniques. Your block is adorable and I can’t wait to see the quilt!
Thanks! Yes, I’m doing needle turn applique. I enjoy it and it’s my go to method. For larger pieces, I have to remember to machine applique because then it’s easier and quicker.
Your spooky house is tons of fun!
Thanks Emily! 🙂
Seems to me a lot is getting done. Having the piecing done on the first four rows will speed things up.
Thanks Susan! 🙂