I continue to make slow, steady progress on hand quilting the USA quilt.
It's fun to remember things about these blocks as I do each one. This is Corn & Beans for Iowa. We pulled off the freeway in Elk Horn Iowa on a cross country road trip to find a quilt shop. We opted for the scenic route past plenty of farm land to the next exit East, just for fun.
When I finish this block, I'll have 20 done.
I've put myself on a serious budget busting fabric diet this year. The stash-busting I was working on last year, but buying nothing unless it's necessary to finish a WIP or UFO.
I wish I didn't have such expensive taste in needles.
$9! Maybe this is offset by the fact I like $1 thimbles.
The black gold needles are so lovely for applique. And since I added the Biggs BOM to my list of WIPs to round it out to an even 20, I might as well have nice tools.
The size 10 Bohin Applique needles are fantastic for making long joining stitches for these hand pieced blocks I continue to work on.
And the 4th WIP I worked on this week is practicing doodling feather as fill. Next round of FMQ feathers that I try will be narrower than than the previous.