Just a quick post today as I have to get out the door soon for a loooong run with my running buddy :)
Lately I've been stitching away at block #3 of my Queen's Crown BOM. I am doing this as part of the BOM programme at my local guild. We are taking it slow, doing one block every two months.
Out of a relatively small guild of about 35 people, there are about a dozen of us taking part in this project....so impressive!
I came to a stall on this block this morning as I feel I have to choose another fabric for those last two leaves to add a bit more visual interest. And see that little tiny leaf on top of the flower in the top right hand corner?...there will be three of them, but that fabric is just not doing it for me, so I will pick something slightly darker.
I'm finding working with neutrals to be very challenging!!
I'll have to make those fabric corrections later today, hopefully. In the meantime, I started on Block 2 of my Summertime Sampler...
I don't know if all wool projects are done this way....but this pattern calls for all the pieces to be secured with a whipstitch in a colour floss that matches, then the contrasting blanket-stitch will be done.
I thought this a bit weird, until I did Block 1 and found that I liked the process.
It feels awkward to "toot my own horn", but I have to share some excitement from this past week. Only because many of you saw my progress on my Down the Rabbit Hole over many months of Slow Sunday Stitching, mind you! :)
I entered my DTRH and my Happy Days quilts into the Norfolk County Fair this year, and both quilts did very well.
Here is Happy Days....which won Grand Champion in the machine-quilted category....
.....and, to my delight as a hand-quilter for so many years, here is my DTRH, which won Grand Champion in the hand-quilted category....
I even got pictures sent to me from my family members...
I am a very proud Slow Stitcher!
I really have to get a move on now. I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching.
Have a beautiful Fall day!