Hooray! The next 4 letters are done. I have been stealing 5 minutes here and there to work on them, in between my current projects. They are the perfect thing to have in a little basket, ready for when a little 'change of scenery' is required.
The hand sewing is also great to have in a small ziploc bag for filling in those moments when you are in a waiting room, on the bus or just plain 'hanging around' for someone else. I just pop in the thread, my small scissors two needles, ( I always manage to drop one) and the square and I am ready to go!
You can see the stages of development of the squares;
Letter T: quilt the over-sized square in whichever style I choose
Letter N: Trim the square down to 3 inches
Letter M: Zig-zag stitch around the outer edge of the square
Letter E: Repeat the zig-zag stitch to make a firm, neat, closed edge.