Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wool Work

The ongoing Greenpiece BOM blocks were top of the list today.  I started by adding additional pieces to in-progress blocks but ran into a problem immediately.

Seems I got a little over-enthusiastic with curving that rind and the other watermelon pieces did not play along.  So I ripped out the rind's buttonhole stitching on that end and straightened it out--fortunately an easy fix since I'm stitching by hand.  The next problem was the applique glue bottle.  It took about 20 minutes of messing with it, rinsing, using a pin, and squeezing the heck out of the bottle before I could get it to work.  I think a new bottle is in order!

Coming along, coming along.  There are five more pieces after these mustard petals.  Sheesh!  While waiting for the glue to dry I sorted through the pile of traced designs for the rest of the blocks and started ironing and cutting more pieces.

Lots of teeny pieces mixed in with a few good-sized ones.  I think that circle is about 5" in diameter.  Notice how there isn't a single straight edge in any of these designs.

Of course I thriftily save all the scraps to use for some of those teensy parts.  After a lot of cutting I think I only managed to get all the parts cut for three or four blocks, but that's progress anyway.  Tomorrow I hope to get a lot of stitching done.  Happy Easter, everybody!

10 comments:

Pokey said...

kinda like anything, it's all that annoying prep work before the fun begins!
Happy Easter Blessings to you ~
:-}pokey

Janet O. said...

One day soon you will be surprised by how much you have accomplished by just plugging along. I'm loving the colors in this BOM.

Marg said...

It's going to be beautiful, it's well worth all the prep work.

Quilt Hollow said...

Happy Easter to you!!

Stephanie said...

Happy Easter to you as well!

Julie in the Barn said...

Doncha hate when the glue bottle gets plugged? I usually end up just cutting the whole top off with a box cutter! Your project looks adorable. You have way more patience than I, Annie. Hope you are enjoying the new job.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's wonderful, Annie. I have become so incredibly frustrated over those glue bottles too... grrr! Your colors are inspiring.

Darlene said...

Wonderful project, Annie.

Kate said...

Hope you had a Happy Easter. Your wool BOM is looking good, you made lots of progress with the prep work.

Lorraine said...

Inventing a glue bottle that doesn't get blocked could be good! Lots of tiny bits there...more patience than me!!
Hope you had a great Easter...mine was fantastic....but went too fast :)