I've made good progress on my Afternoon Tea design this week.
I finished all the piecing and today I layered them all ready for quilting.
I have deliberately made this project very scrappy. I wanted to make it entirely from fabric in my stash and have managed to do so. I'm quite pleased with myself.
For the quilting, I'm going to do a combination of machine quilting and hand quilting with Perle 8 thread - my favourite way of finishing off a project.
Hopefully I will finish it this weekend. Although I'm not very good at predicting my 'finishing' off things. I'm still working on my brownish cardigan that I said I would finish this week. The scarf is still waiting to be started.
While working on Afternoon Tea design, I used the opportunity to cut out and start piecing another dolly quilt - Bear's Paw by Kathleen Tracy in her book Prairie Children and Their quilts.
On my work bench is a basket of reproduction fabrics that I'm using for Dad's Quilt. I used those for Afternoon Tea and at the same time, for Bear's Paw quilt.
I really enjoy working on different projects at the same time especially while machine sewing. It really makes me feel very productive and gives a nice variety.
I have noticed that since making these dolly quilts my piecing has really improved. Piecing was always my weakest link but now I've become a lot more accurate. I'm pleased about that because that's one of the reasons why I started making them. I also wanted to improve my colour selection and using Kathleen Tracy's quilts as a guide, I've been a lot more confident in choosing colours.
Besides all that - I just love having little quilts to spread throughout the house.
Until next time