Getting Closer
An historic Quilt


I am now to the half way point on my Quaker sampler.

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I love this central medallion.  I think it could make a lovely embroidery on its own.  I might have to do something about the scale as that stitching over one stitch does hurt my eyes.  

The other thing I have been working on is the next scrape quilt.

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I have now got the first 5 rows together and just the bottom 3 to go.  I don't think I have any thing quite right for the borders.  I picked these pieces from the stash.  The bottom piece is for the backing, the other 2 for the binding  and borders, I think.  The pink is a Beatrice Potter print.  The colour is right but I'm not sure about the subject matter.

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As I am keeping to the house as much as possible I don't want to buy more fabric and besides, that would defeat the purpose of using what I have, so this might have to do.


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I think the next few months may prove to be the elusive stash-buster...

Queenie Patch

I think your choice of fabric is good. The print on the Beatrix Potter fabric will not be as obvious once it is cut up.
Look after your eyes. If you find the Cross Stitches too small, stitch for shorter periods and make sure you have good light when you do.

Carolyn Foley

Yes I think you are right.

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