At last I have had a bit more time to devote to my favourite pastime - stitching.
Crazy for Crazy
I have pieced together the Sweet Potato and Roast Chestnut crazy quilt block and added a bit of embroidery.
I think I will change some of the thread of the Slipped Detached Chain...
NEW! Cathedral Windows
Every January, at the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival, I meet up with my friends Julie (My Quilt Diary) and Tanya (By Taniwa).
Last year we challenged each other to make something with the Mola quilting style.
I made this bag:
This year's challenge is Cathedral Windows. Tanya, always being quick off the mark, has already made several beautiful things, among them a cover for a box of tissues.
I searched the web and found a number of ways to make a CW quilt. I will start with the traditional way, by hand, following Abby Holverson's excellent instructions. Check them out here.
With a strip of cardboard I pressed down the seam allowances.
I folded the square in half, right sides together and whipped the edges together.
I keep my fingers crossed that I will have time to stitch a lot from now on.
How to keep fingers crossed and stitch at the same time is a hard nut to crack, though!