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Moving It Forward

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Here at the Bailey home are Christmas wishes were delightfully fulfilled. The drizzling rain of Christmas Eve turned to snow that fell most of Christmas day. Making for a beautiful white Christmas. Looking forward to making a snowman today and sledding later in the week.

I made a little progress on my hour glass blocks with little bits of time found here and there. A few rows completed and sewn together. A few more in various stages. Just chaining them through and stitching them on as they are complete. 

 I also got a lot of quilting done on Uncut Diamonds. I like the way the quilting I chose makes the diamonds puff out. I thought of leaving it that way but I’m afraid there may be too much area not quilted. So may go back and add a little in each diamond. You, who have more expertise, I have any advice? I’d love a little input.

Were you able to find any sewing time over this busy time of year? If so I’d love to see how you are moving things along.

Link up and share your progress.

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  • Cynthia Brunz Designs says:

    That red sashing really sets off those blocks. Great choice! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  • Kathleen says:

    I would suggest you just stitch in the ditch, on the seemliness, or just inside them. Or just on the outside seam line, that will make the colors pop!

    but then, i like the look of stitch-in-the-ditch on everything!lol, it's gorgeous.

  • Karen says:

    Your work in progress is oh so scrappy good.

  • Quiltdivajulie says:

    No forward progress but lots of other goodness going on. Your hourglass blocks look super!

  • Kimberly Smith says:

    You had a White Christmas! Lucky duck! They are rare here in the mid-Atlantic. While I do not have more expertise, if it were me I would want to reinforce the intersecting seams at the diamond centers. Maybe a small X over each intersection, in or not in the ditch depending how they are pressed. Just my 2 cents' worth (or less, lol). Thank you for the linky party!

  • Angie in SoCal says:

    I like your hourglass blocks both sashed and unsashed.

  • piecefulwendy says:

    You were fortunate to get snow following the rain. We had rain and then it froze, making everything very slick. I really like your hourglass blocks with the red sashing! Wendy at piecefulthoughts[at]gmail.com

  • audrey says:

    Love seeing your Hourglass blocks! I've been thinking about making some myself.:) Not much quilting stuff going on around here, just plodding along!

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