I did some hand stitching on my Journey of a Quilter project. My goal is to finish the stitching on these blocks in 2011. I have been working on this quilt for 4 years and really wanted my last "design wall posting" of this year to be the finished blocks for this quilt. I'm sure I will make it!
I watched a few Christmas specials on TV, and enjoyed some beverages (the photo shows a coffee with Baileys...by the time the martinis started there were no additional photos taken!) I did some cutting for more civil war blocks, but don't have any finished blocks to show yet.I also finished the next step for the Orca Bay mystery, all the while congratulating myself on the 2 decisions I made to make this project more manageable...1) to make half of all the blocks required (and a smaller sized quilt) and 2) to replace all the string blocks with chunks of fabric (so much quicker for this busy time of year).
The art quote on the right hand side of my blog today says:
"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral"
Frank Lloyd Wright.
I think I am sewing a chicken house, but am delighted with it!
If you want some inspiration, hop over to the FNSI list and see what 160 other quilters around the world worked on last night, and then go to Quiltville to see how other mystery quilts are progressing.