Sunday, August 4, 2013

Slow Stitch Sunday (or Saturday as the case may be!)

Another week and we are having a slow stitch Sunday. I cheated a bit and had a bit of a slow stitch Saturday while the house was quiet with just me home all day long. It was so nice to sit and watch NCIS and stitch the afternoon away.
I got a couple of the Grandmothers Choice blocks done -
Week 48 - Fair Play. I cheated a bit and avoided the curved seams for piecing. I just cut a 4.5 inch square and then appliqued the arc onto each one. Sew them together and you have this block. I really should have pressed it before taking the picture.

Week 49 - An Arc bending towards justice was pretty easy peasey too! Again, I cheated and cut out my three arcs. Sewed them by machine and then cut a 8.5 inch square.

I drew the arc line without the seams onto the block and then turned it under so it would be just at that line.

Easy and DONE!

 I think it came out pretty cute. I could see a whole quilt of this block =).

That just leaves me Week 47 - Heroine's Crown. I think I am going to try a new method to me on this one - back basting. We'll see how it comes out on Wednesday. All 49 blocks will be complete and it will be time to put the top together.

As for today - I'll be working on some peels that I am doing through the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at SoScrappy. Head on over and see what red projects people are working on here.
I'm hooking up with Kathy's Quilts and her Slow Stitching Sunday. Head on over with a cup of Joe and see what fun projects are being worked on today.


Quilter Kathy said...

I think you and are on on the same learning curve right now! I want to try back basting too. I will likely use the same techniques you did for the last couple of blocks in the sew along. I am sad it is ending and hope that Barbara comes up with something else for us to try this coming year! Thanks for linking up Deb!

Kristie said...

Love all of your projects! You are really good at keeping up on all of them.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love those two new blocks ... and am jealous that you got to hand stitch and watch NCIS yesterday. (Of course, I'm not too jealous as I was with my grands yesterday, and they'll always trump NCIS. ha! Speaking of NCIS, did you know that Ziva is leaving? They'll finish up her story lines and then she'll be gone.)

I tried needle-turn applique once and just couldn't seem to get the hang of it. I've read that back basting might be easier ... I need to give that a try.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I learned to needleturn applique using the back basting method. Just remember to take out just a few stitches and concentrate on making each applique stitch the best you can. Becky Goldsmith of Piece o cake designs has a great video on traditional needleturn on their website.

Cathy said...

I did this week's block exactly the same way you did. It was fast, and it is done.

libbyquilter said...

lucky you~! a whole afternoon to stitch and so much accomplished~!!~