A few years ago a dear friend left Alaska, and for a parting gift I was to make her a quilt wall hanging of an iris. I got 70 % of it done before she left, but alas I haven’t finished it yet even after all this time. My rationalizing has included, “She’s moved a lot since she has left so I didn’t want to add to her packing.” Pretty lame, huh? The real reason is that I procrastinate when I’m not sure how to proceed and I rather do nothing than screw it up. So I have decide to take a very deep breath, dig the project out and finish it. I am a stronger person now… I have cut steeks.
The project is from “Pieced Flowers” by Ruth B. McDowell. (A fabulous book to drool over peruse.)
I choose the asymmetrical straight seam iris pattern on the left.
I still have 40 % of the hand quilting to do, and I have yet to figure out what I have done with the thread I was using. I also need to find the remaining fabrics so I can decide the border and how I want the quilt to hang.
Wish me luck.
As for knitting, more lace is in my future. I have decided to give Mystery Stole 4 a try.
The yarn is Jagger Spun, Zephyr, Blueberry . I made some simple stitch markers, the thin wire doesn’t seem to affect stitch spacing as the plastic store bought ones do.