Thanks to all that have already linked up to my goal setting linky… if you are interested in knowing more… check out this post…
So did you catch my title?? I have two hand projects going at once!!! lol
One of my personal goals with my List, Tick, and Party idea is to start having more than just 1 project going.. not many more.. but more than 1 most of the time at least… keeps my mind more active and keeps me out of trouble too! lol
So in meeting an M4 goal I have 2 projects going at once.. both are on my list of projects to complete during this month too!
First up is Oh My Stars..
I am having a blast quilting this just intuitively…
This is a great shot of the texture too!
I am using Hobbs Tuscany Wool batting… my first experience. I will do a review of it when this project is done but be prepared for the batting you have around your edges picking up every stray thread and scratching your arms as you rub against it… very very uncomfortable… but the loft is AMAZING! The way my quilting shows in real life is stunning in itself.. so I think overall a good choice for a wall hanging… wouldn’t want to snuggle under it though I think… just not my preference… I think bed and snuggle quilts should be ALL COTTON! lol
My other hand project was actually inspired to get done because of need and Project RJq sparked my love for working with high quality batiks. So back to batiks I went for this hand piecing project… a table topper for my kitchen table… Here is a pic from the recipe before being bound
but I am using batiks in that color family instead of prints..
It is a Moda Bake Shop recipe they mark as “ambitious” but is really easy if you can cut and measure and hand piece already you can do this recipe for sure!
So I am calling this a Star Flower Table Topper to follow along on my blog if you like. And here is my first star flower laid out…
Then put together! Took me a couple days because although this batiks needles well by machine… it is very tightly woven as many batiks are and is more of a stab stitch motion to hand piece… bummer.. but fun overall.. just requires taping my finger for the tight weave to get this!
Next up is this earthy toned and textured star flower hexi…
Would love to hear about what your pallets look like… for me it is earthy or patriotic…
Share with me.. and check out the linky party at Kathy’s Quilts for more handy work… leave a comment on her blog for a chance to win 1 of 3 cute fat quarters 🙂 Turtle inspired print!! lol
Better yet.. after you finish checking out the loveliness there come on back and click the link above to read about MY LINKY PARTY !!!