A few Twinkle Star blocks were finished while working on all those bits and pieces of the ORL project.
Twinkle Star, Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy
I really like these three. Just two more left to make. Once those are done, this project will have to go back to project box till next year.
Block two in the Halloween Mystery was to make 4 spider web blocks. I managed to finish two before heading to the quilt shop to pick up clue 3.
|Halloween Mystery designed by Carrie Randall (Quilter's Hideaway)|
Lots of pieces and cutting, but it's a fun block to make. Web number 3 just needs the corners added and it will be done. Web number 4 hasn't even been cut out yet. Clue 3 has us making 4 applique blocks with a partial Dresden Plate worked in. Applique is my least favorite quilting technique. But in the spirit of working outside my comfort zone, I'm trudging along there. The applique pieces are cut and ready to go, now I'm working on the first partial Dresden Plate. I'm trying to decide between hand stitching or machine stitching the applique. For some reason, my machine doesn't like to applique (more likely, it's me who can't figure out how to get the machine to like it). The plan is to try a couple of practice pieces, if those work, then the blocks will get finished on the machine. If the machine stitching doesn't work out, it will be by hand. The applique isn't big and it's finished edge, so a simple blanket stitch will work just fine. The goal is to just get them finished and not let this part hold up the whole quilt. Wish me luck.
Linking up with the typical Monday design wall posts:
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