I've got everything ready to work on stitching together the pieces for the first round of my New Hexagon - Millefiori Rosette #1 ...
Kathy challenged us to include a picture of our hand in the photo actually hand-stitching on our projects. Here is mine of my stitching together the center hexagon - notice my nail polish growing out - Ugh!!!
There are only about a million pieces in this first Rosette .....
But I have to say, this is GREAT fun!!! What could be more exciting than digging deep in the stash to find just the perfect fabric to enhance these amazing designs? You can see the web address of Katja's Quilt Shoppe on the Paper Pieces package or go HERE if you are interested in looking up this Quilt-Along to see what it's all about. There's also a wonderful Facebook page HERE, chock full of eye candy where everyone is sharing their progress - such wonderful Rosettes! I really need to get caught up because Rosette #2 is released on February 1!
For those who may have missed it in my earlier post, below is a picture of Katja's actual Rosettes that she is making for the original quilt .... aren't they simply GORGEOUS???
While in the hotel in the evenings in Asheville, I managed to stitch a tiny bit on a few of my Patchwork of the Crosses, which I'm also doing by the EPP method ....
I am determined to not ignore these lovely blocks while working on Millefiori :) There are quite a few pieces already cut and ready to stitch - which as I have said before is the only way any of my projects tend to progress.
I also shared in THIS POST that the ClearStamp Quilting Template really helped with that preparation. This stamp is made of a clear flexible rubber material, which makes it so easy to work with and allows me to see exactly where my motifs will end up on my finished POTC pieces :)
I've had quite a few requests about how to find these stamps. They were designed by Marita, owner of The Quilters Path, and can be purchased from her. Click HERE to go to the website and get her phone and email info. I'm sure she will be happy to get those out to you right away :) And don't forget to order the ink too - it's the perfect color and lasts forever! (Yes, I forgot to get the ink when I bought the stamps - *conks self on forehead* - duh!!!!)
pattykf - I could not respond to your comment by email because you show up as a No Reply blogger, so I hope you are reading this post today :)
So that's my Sunday in a nutshell. What's on your agenda today? Hope it's something relaxing and totally enjoyable!!!
Hugs & Blessings!
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