Thursday, 27 July 2017
Let the Quilting Begin!
This is always a lovely moment, isn't it? Quilt top completed. Although the photo here shows it sideways (DH didn't want to trail it on the damp lawn!) you can see the 3D effect on it.
It was a 'proper' patchwork in the final section when I discovered that I had more light diamonds than I wanted, and not as many darks. Creative use of the scraps was required to make up the missing shapes that I needed.
Feed dogs will be lowered later today and a free motion whirlwind will last until it's complete!
Tisha Dolton I thought that I'd try a self portrait.
Does it look like me? I don't know - but you can decide by comparing the stitched image to the photo I used below.
I think that the biggest lesson I learned was to choose a photo where my lips were closed rather than open - that blank space in the mouth looked even worse when I tried to add teeth in!
Anyhow, I'm thinking that I'd like to try and make portraits of my DH and two DDs. They might look good shown as a set of four. I wonder if I'll let each family member choose their own thread colour? Mine, if you can't tell, is purple.
All good fun - and nicely portable for summer holiday projects!