Sunday, July 8, 2012

Handwork Preparation

The biggest hurdle to keeping handwork moving along is having something prepared and ready to sew.  I like to spend a few hours sporadically getting a bunch of blocks ready to go.  Most of these  are from the Midget Applique series available at Sentimental Stitches.  The rest are from the Dear Jane sight and are part of the 2010 BOM series.  I'll finish up the prep work this afternoon using the glue-stick method explained at Fabric therapy.  I ordered some new silk thread that I am looking forward to trying out as soon as these little guys are ready to go.  Thanks to Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for hosting a handwork link on Sundays, such a great reminder to take some time to end the week on a relaxing note. 

10 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

I'm with you Angela!!! I have a hard time keeping project ready for handwork. I just love having something to pick up and take with me to doctor visits, traveling, guild meetings, etc. But that means I have to think ahead and have those projects prepped and ready. I'm getting better at it though! Looks like you are covered for a while :*)

Judy D in WA said...

These will keep you busy for a bit.
I love having my things kitted up and ready to work on.

Karen said...

You are organized for sure. A good way of storing the parts until you are ready to work on the applique.

Quilter Kathy said...

Thanks for linking up to the hand work party! I just love how organized you are...all ready to stitch when some time becomes available.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Great job Ang! I really really really can't wait to see all the blocks sewn up once completed; you are ROCKIN' the midgets!

Lynne said...

My handwork is most often knitting but it could also be embroidery, cross-stitch or appliqué as the mood takes me. Being prepared is good!

Carrie P. said...

oh boy! those are some tiny pieces. I admire all you women who are making a Dear Jane quilt. You should be proud.

vtquilter said...

Sounds like you are all set for travel! I really need to prep my applique block for the quilt square along..... so maybe I can get it done. Have a great vacation.

Andee said...

Sometimes I feel like you get SO much done as I move along at a snail's pace, lol. You are so prepared!

Ellen said...

You are so right about having some blocks prepped and ready to go. I do need to get myself together and do that too!