My Christmas baking is finally done!
So that means I have more time for important stuff…like stitching!
My Sunday Afternoon Applique Group met today. We all agreed we should have been shopping/baking/wrapping, but it was sure nice to sit and stitch (and relax!) for a couple of hours with a great group of ladies! I decided to work on the tail feathers of my Civil War Bride block. Long, skinny pieces can be tricky to stitch. Here are a few tips:
Remember, there is no need to fold the seam allowance over if it is going to be covered with another piece. Leave it “raw”.
Begin stitching here…
When I am finished stitching the piece in place, I baste along the raw edge, just inside the seam allowance.
So when I put the next feather in place, the piece I am covering lays nice and flat.
I still have a few feathers to stitch!
I have chosen the fabric for the half-square triangle sashing for my Friends of Baltimore quilt. The fabric is not royal blue or navy blue…just somewhere in between! I am going to start to sew the half-square triangles together, and maybe start to stitch the finished blocks together! So exciting!
Til next time….