Machine or hand stitching is interchangable. There is optional embroidery to do on the boot top in case you don't want to use a fabric that provides the decor. There may be a problem with the size the January block printed out. FYI--The block is to be 8 1/2 inches and should fill the space. ENJOY!!
Caden had a birthday this month. Nana kicked in with some cupcakes for a school party. I thought ya'll might want to see them. They are not professional, but I thought they were cute. His name is Caden and is now 8 years old. He told me he needed 27 because he needed to feed his class and all the other 2nd grade teachers. I wonder if that is the rule---LOL
I am behind on my Civil War Block of the Week that is sponsored by Barbara Brackman. I did get block 4 finished today I love the way the fabrics worked in this block. Sadly enough it is too small. It is suppose to be 81/2 inches and this one is 1/2 inch too small. It is back to the drawing board. I hate working with odd sizes of strips (1/16 inch--shish) and triangles for this very reason. Math is not my strong suit to say the least. I will cut my center square pieces bigger this time and trim down to the right size and then add my sides and oversized corners. Bigger is better I always say. At lease when I can trim down.
TEXAS TEARS and I'm crying too! LOL I won't show this block again. My second one will look just like this, BUT, it WILL be the right size.
I want to close this post with a picture of a quilt made by a dear friend, Annie. She is a member of my Wacky 6 Pack Quilting group. It is a Texas quilt made up of blocks made by our group. Mine is on the top right--a Texas steer. This quilt has been quilted twice. The first time by someone who--well--let's just say she did no do a vey good job. Annie had to pick out all the stitches and then take it to another quilter. Not a pretty story, but it's a very pretty quilt.
No Bitchin, just stitchin!