Here's the hustle progress:
1. Monthly Guild Project - Done through the Jan block
4. Christmas presents. - Done
5. FMQ Challenge/placemats: All placemats are done. I have 4 FMQ tutorials to go. Not sure if I'll complete these, they are feeling like a chore which is one reason I petered out back in July. I know the goal is not to be a chore, but at the same time I want to push myself to work on these tutorials because that's the only way I'll get better.
As you can see, the only real thing left on my to-do list are those FMQ tutorials.
Anyways, last weekend I finished off the "O is for Owl" wallhanging from Patchwork Posse. I was intending to make it for halloween, but so it goes.
|really bad corners|
I followed the suggested quilting design very closely, but I added the star buttons on my own. I think they added some fun embellishment to it.
Here are some close-ups!
|quilted moon and star buttons|
|quilted tree branch and leaves|
Now that I have that UFO off my plate, I've started a little Christmas wallhanging. I don't really have any Christmas decor right now, so I want to sort of add one decoration per year to get my collection built up. This is a nice, tiny, paper-pieced wallhanging.
|This pattern has sooooo many pieces!|
It is by far the most complicated paper piecing pattern I have ever done! It's definitely slow because each piece is a unique size so I can't mass cut them out in preparation. But I do really enjoy it. I am trying to do one chunk a day and I think I might be able to finish the wallhanging by the end of next week. I am having lots of fun in the meantime!
|First three pieces done: tree, star, and tree skirt|