I finished up the La Passacaglia Rosette I had been working on and got it attached. I have a lot more to make. A lot being about 38 more to go, some of those are just small pieces, but 38 is 38 when you get down to it. This is how it looks now. The process is English Paper Piecing (EPP) for those of you who are not familiar with it. It is fun and very addicting. Click here for a great tutorial if you want to have another project to work on. There are lots of small projects you can make using EPP.
I finished blocks 13 and 14 for the Splendid Sampler this past week. Next one up comes out today. They are posted here each Sunday and Thursday. I only have 86 more blocks to make. There is a Facebook group for this project and I've seen a couple posts by women who are doing this as a quilt-as-you-go project and I really like that idea so am going to be looking into how to do that.
For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that I've been having a lot of pain in my index finger on my left hand which has really slowed down my handwork. It has been having a few okay days, but some pain is still there. Because of that I didn't get an early start on my Redwork, but was able to finish the 4th block for March on April Fool's Day. Here are the 4 I finished. This month I'm going to try and get 5 of them completed. Wish me luck on that.
I'll be doing "Snow" this month.
I really like this little guy.
On Tuesday I drove down to Las Vegas and picked up my husband. He sure was happy to be back home after spending almost 3 weeks with his daughter and her family in Alaska. We did some shopping at Sprouts and, of course, Jo-Ann's while in the big city. I was able to pick up all but one of the remaining embroidery flosses that I need for the next Christmas stocking I'll be making for my granddaughter-in-law to be. She lives in Colorado just like my children and grandchildren. I got started on it yesterday and as you can see it is really slow stitching. I'll be working on it some more this week so be sure to check back and see my progress. Can you tell what it is going to be?
On Thursday at quilt guild I took a two-part class we are doing from the book "Quilter's Academy Vol. 2--Sophomore Year". We started on a small diagonal set which I had never done before. Here is what I have completed so far. I'll be basting it and quilting it this week. The class instructor provided the fabric for the center and the 9-patches. Not sure what I'll do with it when it's finished. Maybe find a home for it in our small 5th wheel that we travel in as it has a blue décor.
That is all I have to report for the past week. As always, I work on more than one project at a time. I must say I don't get bored.