Hope each of you are having a great weekend and a peaceful Sunday! We have had such a whirlwind week I wonder where it went until I sit down to write this post and review the photos that got taken over this past week!
I pulled out my tallest old phone book… after figuring my degree wedge size needed with the idea photo I found on Pinterest….
Wound bobbins until I ran out of thread! lol
And pulled out a couple sheets of card stock to make my initial pattern pieces with….
I wondered if I could successfully tape this newprint phone book paper together and shorten my sewing stitch length on Gloria and glue with washable school glue my initial piecing and still successfully remove the papers when all done before sewing the tree skirt all together and without gumming my needle….
I made 12 wedges… 6 left and 6 right… adjusted the top angle once I was pieced to the point… and tah dah!
Now I plan to machine quilt it a bit.. add some piping or a flange using the black fabric of the center star points and bag it instead of traditional binding with a Christmas themed toss print I found in my Christmas stash of fabrics for the backing! All this came from my stash though… I am soo excited for this to be done in time for Thanksgiving as soon after we will decorate for our first year in this house… we don’t do much but I enjoy what we do decorate 🙂 Do you decorate much for the holidays?? What do you do??? Which holidays???
I have been VERY GOOD at sticking to my goal of hand quilting each morning and making stellar progress!
Halfway was marked on Thursday morning 🙂
And I finished that row this morning!!!
I am using the heck out of the 2 cell phone holders too! See one is here and one is by Gloria! My honey made them soooo durable to enjoy 🙂 Here is an overall view of this second row done…
And a closer up view of my stitches…
And finally I rolled and started marking row #3 of not sure how many but 6 rows of stars and this is the top half of the second row of stars you are seeing in this photo…
And a long view in the wee morning hours… still dark outside ❤
Here it is on our brown roof too!
So this week in the USA we celebrate families and get together for Thanksgiving… From me to you I want to thank you for visiting and wish you a blessed Thanksgiving and Happy Holiday time too!
I am linking up my slow stitching progress with Kathy at Kathy’s quilts and hope you all will come HERE to visit her blog and see what all the hand stitching lovers are linking up. Today she is encouraging us to Smile… Breathe… and Slow down! It is always so much fun to slow down and enjoy the process with my friends there on Sundays 🙂