I have tried EPP and that did not work out too well, although I did get a little done on my Jacks Chain.
So then I tried embroidering on a BOM of the month I started in January. This is the February block, appropriately named Hearts. I had it a little less that half done before my fall. I found that by balancing the hoop on a table I could stitch one handed, but after just a bit of trying to undo knotted thread, rethreading needle and not so good stitches, I gave up on this too. The heavier stitching is twilling, and the other is backstitch. I did finish the block!
So now I am trying to do a little machine piecing 4 patches.
I have a tub full of 2 1/2 inch squares and have recruited a friend and my husband to cut scrappy off white and white tone on tone squares for me. This is fun, and I can even press the seams open. I have just been sewing twosies so far, but that is a start!
I learned how to layout a custom quilt in EQ8, so I spent this morning designing my 4 patch quilt. Going to have to teach hubby how to square the 4 patches for me, but he seems to be enjoying working with me on the quilt. Here are my designs. The 4 patches will be scrappy, but I just used the same block in the design.
|This one is my favorite so far, but that could change.|
|Least favorite, maybe too messy looking?|
|I like this, but it seems off balance to me - think it needs one more column of 4 patches to match the first vertical row.|