Stolen Moments

Well…with all the Christmas stuff going on, the shopping, the baking, and the get-togethers, it is hard to find any time to stitch.  So I am stealing every spare moment I can to finish the last block of “Friends of Baltimore”.  Here is the anchor prepped and glued in place.


Next, I had to decide how I was going to do the chain.  First, I prepped and stitched the outside edge of the chain and drew the inside lines with a Frixion marker.


Then, I did reverse applique for all those tiny little holes in the chain.


Yesterday, we had a major ice storm and so we were all housebound, with not much to do.  So I dug out the last four blocks of Friends of Baltimore…..


…and washed them…


… and trimmed them down to the proper size.  You can read more about that here.

Next, I started to stitch together more of the half-square triangles that make up the sashing in between the blocks.



Here are the last four blocks stitched together in a row.  Spiffy!


Merry, Merry Christmas Everyone….



10 thoughts on “Stolen Moments

  1. I’m always so happy to see an email from you! I appreciate the clarity of your photos; I study them. Thank you for every tidbit of information.
    Mary Jane Plemons

  2. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing. It really is stunning and the sashing is stunning. take a bow! Happy holidays. Gale in south Florida

    Sent from my iPad


  3. So fun to see your progress. Love how you get your rows stitched together as you go! I’ll have to remember the tip about using the Frixion marker for reverse applique! I keep forgetting I even have one of those markers.:)

  4. Love the blocks. And the link to the detail about how your squared them is very helpful! Can you give details on how you wash the blocks? Dry, blocking, etc? Thanks so much!

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