It's amazing how 1 day can turn into 10! I am here to post the photos I promised but I think I can also update you on my delay. I have been fanatically planning my family's upcoming trip to Europe and also we're just back from a weekend in San Francisco for my Aunt's graduation from Mills College! It was great to see her graduate and see all of the family that supports her with so much love!!
|Ed and I, these are taken with my new favorite app/toy Hipstamatic.|
|That is Katie with her arms in the air, YAY Katie!!|
Planning the Europe trip has taken up all my time when I haven't been quilting. The clock has been ticking and our trip that was months away is now less then 4 weeks. I have been scouring books and the internet, when you are faced with so many options it is hard to decide. The days of travel agents are underrated, at least then you could just be presented with a few options and pick one. Instead I have books open and way too many windows open on my browser it's maddening! I have made enough progress at this point though that I have slowed down. Only one more night to figure out for France and a few to take care of in Italy and it's done.
Now back to the quilt. Here is an example of how you make the circles. I have made 28 of them and it seems tricky at first but it's really just tedious.
Step 1 - Sew a running stitch about 1/4 " inside the edge of the circle. If you look closely you can see it. Leave the thread
unknotted at the end.
Step 2- Insert a card stock circle that is 1 " smaller then the fabric circle. Pull your thread tight and tie a knot.
Step 3 - Iron the seam in place then remove the card stock.
I have been sewing these circles on by hand and am now ready to layer everything together and start quilting.