Every year I like to set myself a new challenge. Last year it was to learn paper piecing and this year it's to learn needleturn. So what better way to learn this than to sign up for a BOM that is all done by needleturn.
A Merry Christmas garden is designed by Gail Pan, I am just getting the patterns and have bought a lovely range of Christmas fat quarters to use.
Here is block one all prepped ready to go. As you can see I have already done the star and the quarter circle, but watching online tutorials I discovered basting glue, that you stick the fabric on with tiny dots of glue that wash out. So much easier than pins. Let's see how I go with the rest of this block.
I have also (almos) completed my second custom order from etsy. This owl quilt is the fourth one I have made now, just need to stitch the binding down and it's off to far North Queensland, the lucky baby that will receive this quilt is due on Feb 18th. I quilted this in a variegated thread, it's adds a nice dimension to the quilting.
On the injury front, my swelling has not gone down yet, and now all of the bruising has come out so it looks worse than it did before. Throbs like mad by the end of the day, so I am trying to keep it elevated as much as I can, and am also wearing a surgical support on the calf, which is where the torn tendon is. Back to office based duties at work on Monday, it's been nice having the past week at home, lots of sewing time.
Well, I better pick up that owl quilt and get the binding sewn so I can post It on Monday