Saturday, July 25, 2020

Winter/Christmas Crazy Quilt July 2020 Update

One of my goals for the year is to finally finish this crazy quilted wall quilt. Way, way back in 2014, I completed a round robin with 5 very talented crazy quilters through the Crazy Quilt International Group.

After embellishing the final block, I pieced all six blocks together to create a small wall quilt. Then I came up with the brilliant idea of quilting the borders with hand embroidered and beaded snowflakes. 

I love the look, but began to dread stitching the snowflakes after a while. As a result, this has been sitting in a bag for years. I made a tiny bit of progress in February, and set it aside again. 

This month, I worked on it a few days during my lunch break at work and actually made some visible progress. In August, I hope to be much closer to a finish! 

To push me along, this is my current project for the 1 Xmas Item a Month Blog and it is #9 on my 2020 UFO list.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are all enjoying some relaxing crafting time.


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Twilight Duel - SAL Update 7

Less than 300 stitches were added to Twilight Duel these past 3 weeks. I had just under 3 hours to spend stitching since our last update. At least I can still see a bit of progress filling in page 9 and extending up into page 10. (The black dragon's abdomen is beginning to show.)

This is how it looked in my last update. I will share a photo of the full piece in our next SAL update on August 2nd. There should be a lot more progress. (I hope!)

72,962 of 147,600 stitches are complete, so it is 49.43% done. (It was 49.23%.)

Page 9 is 70.28% complete. (It was 67.7%.)

Page 10 is 4.47% complete. (It was 2.08%.)

I do hope you will hop over to see the amazing projects the other bloggers in our Stitch Along (SAL) are working on. We are in different parts of the world, so if a post is not up yet, please check back later.