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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trimming, Pinning and Sewing

Today has been busy, I’ve finished retrimming all my 30 Christmas ABC blocks.  You may remember that when I started assembling them into rows the other day, I was concerned that my wall hanging would end up huge.  Cutting very carefully, I must add, as I’ve been known to cut the same side twice by mistake.  After checking all my stitchery blocks, and seeing which were the largest, I decided I could only take half an inch off each side.  Not a huge difference, but by reducing the blocks down from 9in to 8in square  will reduce the overall size of the quilt.

Then I got busy laying the blocks on our bed, which saves me getting up and down onto the carpet.  Pin, pin,  and stitch, stitch, I assembled and pressed the first three rows.   This is the point I reached the other day before I decided to unpick the sashing and trim the blocks a little smaller. Here they are hanging on my quilt rack – still need to add the horizontal sashing strips.


So I’m pleased with this afternoon’s sewing.  Now I need to deal with this little lot next.  We are home this weekend, so I’m hoping for some more sewing time.

Christmas ABC blocks


Nancy J said...

This is looking wonderful, and the sashing adds the colour to make each block stand out by itself.

Julierose said...

Love your choice of sashing fabrics on these--it will be lovely hugs, Julierose

Tired Teacher said...

Your embroidered blocks are cute - such fun designs. I can tell your stitching on them is superb.

Karen S said...

I am pleased you were able to catch back up. Well done.