So I canvassed some of my friends to see what traveling projects they are currently working on and I thought I would share them with you. Kelly always has some type of handwork project going because she loves needleturn applique. So she has multiple projects in different stages all the time. Two of the projects she is working on now are her colorful applique baskets and these Grandmother's Flower Garden hexagons. She is using those plastic inserts and basting the fabric around them.
Knitting is also a very popular project to take along. Many quilters also knit . And I know knitters that, like quilters, have many, many projects going in various stages.
My friend Christine always has at least one knitting project going. Actually she doesn't do much sewing handwork. But she's working on that. I think she fills up every spare minute that she has knitting. Her hands are never still. Even sometimes when we are in a restaurant waiting for our order to come. For her current project, she has added those fickle fingers to a patterned scarf. She is headed to Greece today and I hope she has enough room for her knitting projects. And isn't it wonderful that you can bring certain types of knitting needles on an airplane now.
www.TerryKramzar.com) She will be there for 3 weeks.
Although she is starting to panic about getting everything she needs together - her handwork is ready and waiting to go. She is working on a quilt from a book by the Piece O Cake Ladies from their newest book. It involves putting lots of free form leaves on a sky like background fabric.
Jane loves to do embroidery. She took one of the Aunt Martha's Noah's ark embroidery patterns that was meant for something smaller and enlarged it to make a whole cloth quilt. She lightly traced the design on with a pencil and is using floss and a stem stitch. (You can just make out the penciled zebras.)
I do not do needleturn applique. I enjoy handstitching fusible applique, embroidery and embellishing. All of these techniques lend themselves to road trips. I do a little dabbling with knitting. Right now I am working on smallish projects using variegated threads that I hand dyed.
I have been lucky from the beginning of my interest in quilting that my obsession to always have something to do with my hands has not driven my husband crazy. He gets it. As an avid reader, he always needs to have at least one book packed in his bag or on his bedside table.
What types of projects do you work on in your travels?