This is Susan’s HAND project ---It’s all little 1.5” individual squares, and she is hand piecing a gorgeous BIG quilt…in little found moments of time.
Nearly ANYTHING can be a hand project…and you don’t have to carry around a huge amount of stuff. It’s amazing what will fit into a small tote or cute travel bag.
Susan has even cut a piece of a flannel backed table cloth – in just the right size, for not only her design wall, but it folds up with her pieces and keeps everything secure while she is stitching on road trips, her husband doing the driving beside her.
Four blocks sewn together.
Hand piecing makes it easy to manipulate the seams to get them to go the direction you want, and usually a good finger press is all you need!
Block from the front! FUN variety of scraps!
Quilt top in progress, all by hand!
Susan says she really enjoys her hand work time – it’s relaxing and stress free!
And she also shared with me how she keeps all her goodies together in the car while they travel:
Caddy To Go!
This is one of those shower/bath baskets with the suction cups…she has placed inside her thread, a pin cushion, pins, needles – and has her scissors on a retractable keeper so she never loses them down between the car seats! Simply suction it to the passenger window and you are good to go!
Here I have it suctioned to the door of the microwave..the closest thing we could find to a window for a photo opportunity!
I really like this idea – usually my “STUFF” ends up taking all the space in the car cup holders, and then there is no place for the beverages
Thanks for sharing the inspiration, Susan! I’m having a great time getting to know the quilting gals in Abilene!