Wednesday 28 March 2018
Wednesday 21 March 2018
I'm off to do some more sewing now! Hope that you are able to enjoy some crafting time this week too.
Tuesday 13 March 2018
Aves BOW week 7 complete!
Of course, I'm working on Week 8 now, which is the flying geese circle for around this block.
Richmond and Kew Quilters) and run by Gillian Travis who was teaching her 'Interchange' fusible applique technique.
I started this penguin wall hanging which finished at home (once I'd got back to a machine with zig zag stitch on it).
The 4" squares looked a little dull just as they were, so I appliqued a flower on top. Better, but still not my best work. I think that a red might have worked better as a flower. Next time I'll audition more fabrics before going for it.
Approximately 40" x 20"
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Just a couple of extras cut from stash, plus a central block of the hen fabric that appears in quite a few of my scrap quilts!
I wasn't sure what binding to use. I wondered about something in a soft colour to complement the sashing / border (which reminds me of an old fashioned eiderdown) but decided instead to pick up on the greens that appear in some of the blocks with a lime green spotty binding. Not the perfect green, but the best that I had in my stash!
Of course, if I managed to sew the right pieces to the pattern it might be quicker - yesterday I sewed eight pieces with the wrong fabrics (and unpicked them all, despite the short stitch length because of it being foundation piecing). This is on top of the unpicking that I've done because I've failed to place the pieces well enough (those tricky triangles).
It's a beautiful block, I just hope that I can do it justice - eventually!
I need to take 'final shots' of it, but I enjoyed quilting and finishing it last week.
On to other new projects now!