Handwork Projects Update

While I’ve been working on my pumpkin placemats and the leaf table cover, I’ve also been continuing work on my hand projects: hand quilting my tulip applique and hand applique on another table runner.

I’m making slow but steady progress on hand quilting the tulip applique. I finished the quilting in 1 of the 4 large setting triangles. Only 3 more to go! It’s slow going, but I think it will get finished one day.

And here’s a look at how the applique table runner is coming along:
The colors don’t seem to show especially well in the picture, but I think they are very pretty. I need to finish the applique on the block on the right and make another one of the left block and then I’ll be ready to put the blocks together. It’s fun to work on, but I am not very good at getting my hand applique circles to come out nice and round, especially the small blue ones. I do needle-turn hand applique, which I like on other shapes, but maybe I need to consider a different technique for circles. I might need to hand baste the circles first, which I’ve been too lazy to try up until now, but it might be time.

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