Another 44 to go, 2 other shades of green, and I can start to assemble.
I also reworked 4 of these blocks to put in the green pieces (instead of pale yellow):
This is a BOM at our LQS, and last week we decided I needed to liven up the centers of these blocks. So today I have 8 of these:
on the worktable – and a start has been made:
The color doesn’t show well in this last picture, but believe me it does look a lot better!
But I want to show you what I got!!! It took a couple of weeks with several phone calls to the company in the US, but it finally arrived at our friends’ in Bellingham, WA and we made the trip down on Sunday to pick it up:
Yes, it’s a stitch regulator for Big Bertha! I could hardly wait to get going with this, but sadly Monday was just too filled with other things to do. But yesterday CC got attached to BB:
And I wasted no time in loading a strip of batting, just to see if it actually worked. This is what I did:
Hallelujah – even stitching, and I can take my time and think when I want to change direction, and the tension looks good!
So this afternoon, I hope to load a quilt on again and really try this out! But we’ve discovered Leader Grips and Grizz is quite anxious to see if he can put together a set of these for me. Hmmmm…..maybe we’ll go shopping this afternoon instead………….
Anyway, it doesn’t look like much, but when I’ve had to frog and frog and frog again on some of these blocks (especially the first picture), I’m actually feeling like I’ve made progress on these WIPs.
I’m linking to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network. Why not check out what all the other Canadian Quilters are doing?
Oh, and look what else I picked up while in Bellingham. Stopped at Joanne’s Fabrics just in case there was something there that I absolutely had to have. Well, there was. This Shape Cutter, for cutting strips was 1/2 price – how could I possibly pass that up?
Happy progress! Blessings, Peg