Two Tip Tuesday – Handwork

With all the fun I’ve been having doing the blanket stitch on fleece blankets, I’m actually doing another. This one will be a surprise, so I can’t show you the whole thing. But I can show you the edges. I decided to “beef up” the edge so I turned a hem and did the blanket stitch over the hem. Much like the white one I did a few weeks ago. The difference…
I used the perforated blade to cut holes 1″ in from the cut edge. I am happy with how it is turning out!  (The needle is showing the holes.)

Perforated holes 1″ from edge

Folded hem and stitched










This is how the backside is shaping up.

Fleece blanket backside


I’m also prepping for lecturing at my guild (Blackstone Valley Heritage Quilters) the end of the month.  I will be introducing Honeycombs and Lucy Boston’s Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) blocks.  The blocks are made using the Honeycomb shape.  “Paper Pieces” make the Honeycomb papers in different sizes.  They are fun to play with because just a change of color placement can make the block look completely different.  The blocks below are a couple my mom stitched for me a few years ago.  (Thanks MOM!!)  I love how the design of the fabrics and its placement can really add to the complexity of the block.  It gives them a totally different look!!

Patchwork of the Crosses

Patchwork of the Crosses








#2 – POTC blocks use all the same Honeycomb shape and can have wonderfully different block looks.

It will be fun to see how many different looks we get with this hands-on meeting!

in quilting


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