I am so excited about this project and it is one for the sewing machine. I am making headway with my hare cross stitch sampler and that is nearly done, but I wanted to start cutting for this project so that I could cut several pieces out to stitch up several squares at a time. I have been sorting through my vintage linens with embroidery on for me to cut the middle squares of the log cabin squares as well, so it is all go!
The log cabin ruler combined with a large cutting mat and rotary cutter is working brilliantly and it is fairly quick. I say fairly, a more experienced quilter would zoom through it I know but I am so intent on getting it straight and true so that it can be stitched in the ditch that I am probably faffing about a little to be honest, but well I want this right. My friend Suzy has a long arm quilter and if my quilt is good enough then she can quilt it on there for me or I may have to do it by hand and that will take me forever because lots of free personal stitching time, I do not have!
So for now I am cutting out strips and choosing vintage embroidery bits to go in the middle squares. Then it will time for me to sit and do some stitching on my sewing machine. I think it is better to get a rhythm going on these things.... cut out a few and then stitch up a few. Then when I have decided that is a big enough line of them, stitch them all together and then repeat! This way you break up the project. I do not want this to become a chore but indeed a labour of love!
I am off to Sarah Moore's Vintage pop up fair tomorrow and we are at a B B Q on Sunday lunchtime and there is the weekend!! but I will get some cutting out done on Sunday morning again and I may finish working today about 4pm and get an hour or two in as well.....
Do not forget lovely people it is stitch of the week tomorrow as always so please do not forget to come back and have a look ... Lovely variation on a simple stitch, you will love it..
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and as always....
There is nothing more exciting than starting a new project!!