January 27, 2019

Challenge met with the blues

Time for the Blues

 Progress. I finished the second challenge of Project Quilting in real life. We had one week to create a project that included only the colors red, white and/or blue.

This is the first time I have successfully sewn or embroidered since surgeries on both eyes starting in October 2017. (Not 2018 as originally posted). Only two needles, three threaders were lost during this project.

I pulled red, white and blue fabrics from my limited stash. But as you can see I only used the blues. Lucky me I could find the box of blue threads and flosses. Still not sure which of the boxes in the craft room or garage holds the lace motifs or charms so as crazy quilts go this is a rather plain block. Make that really plain for me.

Still despite a few days of sleeping around the clock, another day and a few sessions with the wonderful 2 year old granddaughter who no longer enjoys watching grandma stitch, I finished.

The 10.5 inch circle is encased in an embroidery hoop. Every seam is decorated with a stitch or trimming. Best of all, it is done. It was made in the house on the hill in Tennessee. 

While the world chooses its favorites from all finished projects, I hope to work on unpacking more of the boxes. Maybe. 
See all of this week’s entries and read about the challenge. You can even vote.

Detail of a few seams