Three more of the colourful 9-patch blocks on point were stitched over the weekend. These are much like the tiny Drunkard’s Path blocks for me. They’re easy and quick to stitch and sometimes the perfect thing to pick up. There are still tons of them to be stitched. It’s going to be such a fun and colourful quilt that I’d like to think I can get this done sometime before the end of this year. All the shapes for the blocks are printed and cut out and stacked, ready to be stitched.
Two more of the pink and green log cabin blocks were made with the Inklingo .50″ Log Cabin collection. I decided to stitch two by hand and then compare them to the ones I’ve done by machine. For me it’s an easy choice. I prefer the softness of the blocks made by hand. I found if I worked on two at a time it was rather quick. The bonus to that was not needing to press after each log was added. Instead I could leave it until the block was finished.
I flirted with the idea of working on Ferris Wheel but it was really too hot to even contemplate having a quilt on my lap to work on. One of the things that is partially to blame for that quilt languishing so long is that I find the fingers on my hand beneath the quilt get so sore when quilting. So I started looking at what, if any, options there are to avoid that. The one I kept coming up with was T.J.’s Quick Quilter. It sounds like it might be just the thing I need. Have you used it? If so, what do you think of it?
Baxter on his perch. Mr. Q.O. captioned this one, “iPad? MyPad!”