By the time New Year’s Eve rolled around, this box was empty and ready for a new project in a box.
That box was empty because the final 150+ 2″ Drunkard’s Path units were all stitched.
But then this box was overflowing with 832 of the units, plus a few extras.
So that meant it was time to start sewing them into blocks of four like these.
As I’ve done all the fun curved piecing by hand, I decided to try joining them into blocks by machine. I did one block by machine as an experiment. The one on the right was done by machine, the one on the left by hand. I can’t tell the difference.
I can’t tell the difference on the back either.
So in the space of about an hour and a half, I had all these joined into pairs. Next step is to join these into the blocks of four units.
Then I’ll be working on joining these units into blocks of four by machine. At this rate, all the blocks may be ready to put together into a quilt top much faster than I dreamt possible.
No New Year’s resolutions for me, but I do think I’m going to try doing more on the machine when it makes sense for me to do so.
Who knows what adventures will be happening in the Baxtertoons this year.
He spent some time on his top perch, although he seemed completely uninterested in that white stuff out on the roof garden. Thankfully, we haven’t had much snow and what we did get is already pretty much gone.
YEAH! So happy you and Baxter are back! Can’t wait to see the DP blocks all put together…..
Can’t wait to see the finished product either,
looks like you have gotten a bit done
Looks good, sounds good, Baxter looks good. Already a good start to the year!
You’re back!! You’ll have that quilt done in no time! And Baxter and his friends look like they are ready to roll! Nice pic of Baxter, too.
Happy New year to you, Mr. Q and Baxter! Hope it is a healthy, happy one filled with lots of exciting new things!
That only makes sense to do the straight seams on the machine, especially with the number of blocks you have to make.
Baxter probably thinks the outside is pretty boring when it is all white. We haven’t enough snow to cover the grass yet.
Looking good!! I can’t wait to see how this turns out!
Sew happy you and Baxter are back… you were missed!
Great blocks. Can’t wait to see how you put them all together. Great idea to incorporated machine work, too. I love hybrid piecing… it just makes sense.
Looks like you had a busy break 🙂
I’m tempted now and then to turn to the machine, but I’d really rather curl up on the couch. The the faster speed is tempting
Welcome back, Cathi and Baxter! Sometimes machine is the right way to go, your project will grow much quicker now.
Machine work is fun, too! 😛 Love the Baxtertoon… Pretty quilt coming along. Very pretty.
Missed you and and his baxtertoon. the little quilt blocks look lovely.