Saturday, January 30, 2016

goodbye January

I feel like this month has gone by so quickly.  I have been busy with really good stuff but I also got a lot of fiber time.  We are getting a new furnace so my weekend was full of moving furniture and getting things ready for the installation.  I could see the sunbreaks outside and really wanted to go for a run but I am happy that I stuck with the cleaning and rearranging because now it is finished.
I have had so much trouble with the center block for the Midnight at the Oasis quilt.  I finally decided to applique the pieced sections on the polka dot fabric.  I am excited to be finishing this by the last day of January and hoping to make some progress on the next section in February.
This quilt absolutely qualifies as slow stitching!

14 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Appliqué is the perfect solution! Have fun stitching today.

Jennie in GA said...

Sounds like a good choice. That looks like a crazy hard block to piece. As soon as I finish the Bonnie Hunter MQ, I plan to get back on my Jen Kingwell quilt. The glitch in the cutting directions threw me off and I just set it aside.

Denise :) said...

Yay for slow stitching projects!! January did go by quickly, but I'm beginning to think it's all just par for the course. Makes taking these slow Sundays all the more important! :)

Marie said...

It certainly does qualify, and how much fun to do slow stitching with those gorgeous fabrics.

Lori said...

I'm glad you found a way to make this work. That's the one nice thing about quilting- many ways to get to the same end result.
I'm glad you are finding time to stitch!!

Quilter Kathy said...

I think you will be happier with this technique for such a challenging block.
Enjoy!

Mary said...

Hi, seems like a great solution! I'm still enjoying hand stitching the Daisy Do quilt and have almost finished the flowers. Hope you find time next month to do a bit more. Have fun!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Applique to the rescue, I have done that before! Enjoy your stitching today!

Deb A said...

Don't you love that lightbulb moment when you figure out a problem. Great solution.

steph said...

i'm ready to take just a mini break from my knitting to drag out my needle and thread....found an old top I pieced years ago. Might be just the thing. In any case....it will be slow stitching for me, too. (Inspired by the book...Slow Stitching!!!!)

Janan Doster said...

Oh yes mam! Slow it is!! My Daisy Do flowers were put to the side during the holidays, but now sewing is back on!! This hand piecing is very slow, but very relaxing!!

Stephie said...

Good idea! Missing a run to clean house is a bit mental though, hahaha!!! Good luck with the installation - hope you don't have to do another clean up afterwards :)

karen said...

this month went super fast for me!! I am excited for February though, the light changes so much.

TakeMeThereTotes said...

So glad this quilt a long is an at "your own pace" kind of party! I have finished the rows of my Spring Fever and have them together but still want to do a little more. I haven't taken pictures or written an update.

Sorry you have had a time with the center of Midnight at the Oasis. I think applique is a good choice!