We're waiting for the fruit to ripen now.
We also came across this striking grasshopper and he nicely posed for the camera, but the poor little guy only has one big back leg. It seemed to be getting around okay despite the missing leg.
So okay, if you are here for the Stitch-a-long with Linda I'm sure you are ready for more stitching directions. As I told you at the start, it's very simple and stress free stitching so here's the next step for you to work on.
Round up the 1-1/2" strips that you cut earlier, and using one of each color, stitch them into strip sets.
I mixed up the order on my strip sets but you can make yours all the same if you wish to.
|make six strip sets|
|I mixed up the order of my strips as I made the sets.|
Press all the seams to one side.
After the sets are stiched and pressed, cut the strip sets into segments. You'll cut eighteen 4-1/2" segments and seventeen 8-1/2" segments.
|cut strip sets into segments|
Using the 8-1/2" segments we are going to make the sashing units.
Stitch one 8-1/2" strip segment to a plain (dark) 4-1/2" square then add another 8-1/2" strip segment.
Add one 4-1/2" 4-patch unit and then one more 8-1/2" strip segment. Make 3 of these sashing units.
|make 3 sashing units|
Next..... find the 4 shorter border strips ( 30") . Take 1 of the strips and stitch a 4-1/2" strip segment to one end and then add the second border strip to the end of the strip pieced segment ~ see photo.
Repeat to make the second border.
|note direction of the strip pieced segment|
Okey dokey, that's all for today's stitch-a-long. No one is feeling stressed are they???
Now I need to go and decide on how to paint my pumpkin - it's almost Halloween after all.
see you soon.......