Very soon I hope to start big stitch quilting on Apple of My Eye. I've got it all pin basted. (Oh, my aching back).
54 x 66
These blocks are from two separate swaps of 6 inch blocks - Apples in 30s reproductions, nine patches in 30s. The apples were to be apple colors - red, green, yellow and I picked out nine patches in the same colors. I made the border in the same colors - three 1.5 inch strips.
I will quilt it with red perle #8.
I'm thinking it will be another hope chest item...a baby quilt for a great grandchild. I've been told I probably won't have any more grandchildren so it's on to the great grandchildren, I guess. Just planning for the future. I may not always be sane and healthy.
But before I can work on Apple of My Eye I have to finish Pickle Dish. I posted the other day about it being almost finished and I've worked on it a little since then. The binding is ready too. Maybe I'll finish up the hand quilting later tonight or tomorrow after work or the next day after work. Maybe...
It's Slow Stitching Sunday and Kathy wanted us to post a photo of our stitching hand and so I have- complete with thimble and needle and Pickle Dish in the frame I use. That might be my saggy boob over on the top left.