Thursday, August 25, 2011

Light at the end.....

August 11, block is prepped and a couple of leaves have been turned and stitched.

August 23, I've been packing this piece all around with me. I get 15 - 20 minutes of stitching at lunch, a few minutes here and there at home, and I'm almost finished.  There is one more "corner" piece, the ones with all the fingers, and that bottom layer with the fingers takes me about an hour to stitch down.
On Point??
Straight sets??
As I move along with customer quilts, I always take a few minutes before and after longarming to work on a project.  This has been the one that's gotten the attention the past few weeks.  Slowly, but surely, it's coming along.  I've working on the 3rd set of 10, I have a stack of sashing with corners piled up beside my machine and a tupperware container of the 1/2 sq tri's that I have been cutting off. 
I'm going to have to look at the math with the on point, it might turn into a carport cover! Maybe some night stand covers with the extras?  I'm a long way from that point, so I'll just keep sewing along!
Hope you've got to sneak in a few minutes of sewing, it really does all add up!


Barb said...

You applique block looks great - I love all those leaves.
I like the nine patch stars both ways!

Mimi said...

Your cherry tree block looks great. As for on point or not, I am usually partial to on-point. Beautiful blocks

Daniƫlle said...

I tend to go for on-point! Love your applique block, great work! Happy stitching, hugs, Daniƫlle

Karen said...

You did such a good job stitching those little fingers in the applique block. Looks a little daunting to me.

Janet O. said...

I am in awe of all things applique and this block looks so involved to me! It is beautiful.
As far as the Sister's Choice blocks go, I am going to swim against the current. I am usually an "on point" kind of gal, but this is one block I actually prefer in a straight set. Just my two cents worth.

Lori said...

my cherry tree blocks are on vacation. Hmm---I have those same 9 patch blocks---I will investigate setting them on point!