I know I am slowly making progress on all of my stitching projects, but it seems to me that it is really slow progress. I have been spending a lot of my time reading. It is summer and I really love to read out on my backyard deck in the summer. I will update my latest book reading on Wednesday as usual. My reading has been eating in to my stitching time though.
I have been hand-quilting a little bit each day on my daughter's Christmas Peanut's quilt. I have finally finished quilting a string of lights in the first two borders.
I'm not sure you can see it in this picture but it spans both the red and green borders.
Now I have to work on the outer blue border. Unfortunately, all of the careful marking that I completed before I basted this quilt together has disappeared along with all the stencil adjustments I made to ensure that this pattern would go around the quilt in a nice flow.
I am using the stencil below for this outer border.
Now though, I have to mark it all over again. I have decided to mark and quilt each corner individually and then fill in between, making adjustments as I go. I don't want to spend the time marking the whole border just to have it rub off again. It is so very frustrating and much more difficult to mark now that the layers are sandwiched together. I am using a soapstone pencil as it seems to work the best in this situation. I quilted one corner yesterday.
You can just barely see the stitching. Now I am off to mark a second corner and then sit and quilt it up. I am excited to be working on the last border and have a renewed energy to get this finished before December so my daughter can have it in her apartment.
I am linking up with Kathy's Quilts for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. See what other bloggers are stitching at her site.
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