Because I am such a humble, meek & shy person😉, I shall blow my own horn here & say
I'm dead-chuffed that I got the binding done on the Sow's Ear Quilt so darn quick.
I think it's because I decided to neglect virtually everything for a few days, & just stitch at every possible opportunity.
Went into Spotlight for sewing machine needles last week, & came out with 2 DMC threads, 50cm of fabric, a candle, some template plastic, a new rotary cutter & spare blade... & the needles. Also bought a container of handy little clips; I'd seen them in use in blog & IG land, so they were worth the try at 30% off.
No more pricking, scratching & swearing at the pins holding the bind in place!
I did sew a good length by machine, & it looked ok despite my lack of confidence with that method... but decided I preferred the look of hand-stitched, so unpicked it.
Site Manager has issued his tick of approval, which is such a relief... wouldn't want to disappoint him... little devil just sauntered out the back door, straight over to the quilt, flopped down & made himself at home!
I'm so very pleased to have it finished!
Now to my EPP efforts for the last few weeks... still on a break from the Scrappy Quilt, it's been fun to play with the half-inch hexy's & progress these ornaments. The sets will be stitched together, with a ribbon loop at the top, to become little gifts for Christmas.
While I can't say I'm a fan of the 1/2" size & do find them tricky to baste, these hexy's are certainly cute.
I'd love to see what EPP is taking shape at the hands of my readers...
Will you share yours here?
As always, the linky is over in the right-hand sidebar.
It's always great to see what the other ladies in my Patchwork group are working on, they are all so inspiring... 3 or 4 ladies are slowly but surely making the blocks for 'The Farmers Wife'... I so admire their skill & patience with the hand-sewing of each block, they really are amazing.
Nola is making a lap-size for herself using the 1930s book, & I wanted to show you her blocks:
Each block is 6½"sq unfinished (if I recall correctly) & you can see the size of some of the pieces against the cotton reel below.
I'm not tempted or interested to make such a quilt myself, but boy it's beautiful to see!
Have a fab day♥