Sunday, January 4, 2015

Weekend Stitching

We had another long weekend thanks to New Year's Day. I don't know how I'm going to adjust to working five days a week again after the last three weeks. It has been a wonderful and relaxing holiday season for me.

Thursday night, the clamp for my floor frame broke. I'm very unhappy about this as I've only had the frame four months. I contacted the manufacturer and they will fix the clamp if I send it back, so it will go in the mail on Monday but I have no idea when I'll be able to get it back. This means no HAED stitching, as I stitch those two handed to keep the threads from slipping under the weave. So i dug into my WIP pile and worked on Magnificent Wizard by Dimensions.

 I was also able to work on a couple more AOTH blocks. Block 5 is now finished. Block 1 still needs the satin stitching, which is not going as smoothly on the scrollwork as I had hoped. I am persevering with the idea that it will improve with practice.

Block 5 - AOTH

Block 1 - AOTH
After cutting up all the fat quarters that I pulled for the new baby quilt, I counted them up and approximated a layout in EQ7. The estimated final size for this quilt is about 45" x 33" or more or less crib size. Perfect!

I have about half of my charm squares stitched together.

Ideally, I will get this quilt top put together by the end of the week. (Haha, right. Sure.) As I was telling my sister in law today, the holidays were downright relaxing compared to what is planned for this month and next. Two baby showers, a birthday party, tax guy appointments, dentist trips, eye exams, Dagorhir practice, and I'm joining the sewing group at church. It definitely won't be boring.


  1. You are one busy lady! I have that Wizard in my stash. It looks difficult! Good luck with your return to full time work.

  2. Everything is looking great. :)

  3. Awesome progress on the wizard Kaelyn. The quilt is looking good.


  4. Good luck with your busy month ahead! And great job with your AOTH blocks are just wonderful!
    Thanks for linking at MOP Monday!