I finally had a finish - just a small one! I had fun quilting this small panel. I outlined most of the items with monofilament (invisible) thread, then used some shades of variegated green thread to over-stitch the grass, bushes and leaves. I managed to find enough red strips to make the binding too. I completed hand stitching the binding before bedtime.
Next I began stitching all the straight lines on my braid and 9-patch quilt. Lots of SITD to help stabilize everything before the fun quilting begins.I've stitched a flower in the centre 9-patch, and a curly leaf on either side. I was able to stitch continuously from one end of the panel to the other, which speeds up the work. I managed to complete 2 of the 3 panels of 9-patch before my back told me to take a break! I still have to decide what I'm going to stitch in the braid panels and border..... At least it feels like progress. Usually I am working on one project, and complete it before starting another. I hope I can find my way back to my old habits soon.
Check out what others are working on this week at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times and at Love, Laugh Quilt