This week I have been trying to catch up with my WIPs on my long 'things to do before Christmas' list. The most pressing item is my November hipBee block for Catherine. She has been very gracious and said that December would be fine but I reckon that is the way to ruin and getting behind. As I am the hipBee mama, I should be setting an example and not slacking. So as it is still November I reckon that I have just got this block finished in the nick of time. Catherine, it will be in the post today. Phew!
|State of block last night|
I managed to sew the horizontal seams last night after this photo was taken, so that I could do the vertical seams this morning in daylight. I have tried to match the points perfectly but there are a couple that may have not quite reached the mark.
|All vertical seams now completed|
|Completed with less than perfect points!|
The next Christmas WIP that I want to complete is the Christmas table runner for my dining room table. I have now completed the blocks.
|Red Block (out of focus)|
I have also sewn them together and they are waiting for the next stage….
|Christmas runner blocks laid out on the table|
I am going to use a mini charm pack (2.5" Squares) that were in my goodie bag at the FQ retreat, mixed with some fabric from the spinning wheels, to make a scrappy border down either side of the runner. That might be a job for the weekend though…