Today I will report on my progress on two UFOs:
- the crazy quilt block
- the bias tape quilt
The Crazy Quilt Block
On the CQ block I have added a lot of memorabilia, collected during the summer. This week is no exception.
Just before leaving Tokyo for Europe in summer I visited the new sightseeing spot, Tokyo Sky Tree, a broadcasting tower of no less than 634 m!!! Now, I did not go all the way up to the viewing platforms, but stayed with my feet firmly on the ground and explored the shopping centre at the base. Among the stalls was Natural Kitchen a shop full of useful or just pretty things for the home, all priced 100 yen, which is cheap.
One of the things I picked up was a small enamel disc in the form of a lace doily. Perfect for my cq block I thought, and now it is on:
On the left of the doily is a seam embellished with a recent TAST stitch, the Knotted Loop stitch.
Do you believe in 'sleeping on it', giving yourself some time to be able to make a sound decision? Here I found that 'sleeping on it' made me re-read the stitch instructions, work slowly, and hey presto, I somehow mastered this stitch. When I made the Fern panel I struggled so. I have learned so much since I joined the TAST project. Also about myself.
This close up photo has also taught me one thing: check your stitches! Can you spot the badly stitched bead on the left? There is a bit of loose thread there. Redo!!!
The Bias Tape Quilt
Work on this poor quilt is going slowly. It was packed away with mothballs all summer, being too bulky to work on in the heat and totally impractical to have as a wee travel project.
Here is an update of previous shown photos:
My WIPW report is that I have worked a ring of Buttonhole stitches around the buttons:
The lace, ribbon and Whipped Running stitch were worked early in January! I told you, this is going slowly!!!
I hope to have more to report next week. Before you leave, why not hop over to Sharon's WIPW and check what progress the others have made.