I'm not a big goal setter. But so far this New Year I have been working on existing projects. I finished all the blocks for my coffee table cover up and put them together on Monday (first day the kids went back to school)
I was worried it would be a bit boring compared to the other one I made but the variety of prints makes it for me. I could enjoy a full sized quilt of these 2 blocks :0) It goes perfectly with the rug in my living room. Now to decide how to quilt it.
I tried forked pins for the first time. Another quilter gave them to me for Christmas. (Thanks Liz!) I just love them! Why ever did I not get some before. They are wonderful for matching seams and holding seam allowances down. I include the picture for my Mom who will ask "What are forked pins?"
I am much less happy with my owl eyes. My embroidery encouraging friend came over last night and I finally got to working on these eyes. Now that I see them in the light of day - they are too small. I will fix them up tonight now that I know how to do them.
The other horse's embroidery I was much happier with. I decided that the horses do not need eyes. Who would notice eyes on a galloping horse? This means that once the owl eyes are fixed I am done with embroidery for this border and I can start assembling the top - yippee! This way I can design the side borders to fit.
I also stopped procrastinating about my vine quilt and started drawing panel #11. I had an enlargement made of the picture in the Fons and Porter book and acquired a fabulous magnifying glass from my husband so I can see the details better. Can you believe that he had this perfect tool just sitting around? I have 3 branches drawn so far. Its actually pretty fun! Why do I put these things off so long? I know I said I'm not a goal setter but I would really like to see both the Susan McCord Vine quilt and the Bird of Paradise tops finished in 2015. I am just dying to start a new big applique project or 2 and these are both pretty close. Don't ask me how long ago I started them...