Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
These red and blue stitcheries will be used in another little wallhanging from the same pattern booklet. The original stitcheries were worked in only one colour. I am enjoying selecting different parts of the little pics to highlight.
Sunday, 26 December 2010
Monday, 20 December 2010
Saturday, 18 December 2010
I would love to have this quilt top finished and off to Mum this year.
These blocks sat around for so long, wouldn't it be nice to have a quick finish?
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
I organised a challenge with the Sunbury group that we have been working on all year.
Then, I won some of the raffle blocks!
Friday, 10 December 2010
And this one has been started. Still some machine-applique to go (I am stitching on a few blocks at a time to reduce thread changes). And carrying the hand-stitching around with me. Each block has some words embroidered, and some have other details such as whiskers etc.
Thursday, 9 December 2010
All these Christmas parties should be explaining why there is not much sewing show and tell on my quilting blog! LOL!!
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
That's another night out with no sewing for showing.
Friday, 3 December 2010
This is a close-up of some blocks in the book.
It's okay, I am not yet sidetracked from Log Apartments. I machine-stitched a bit more of the border last night... and would have done more, but I ran out of fabric!
I am only cutting out these appliques so far. Well... cutting and fusing, but definitely not machine stitching!!
Thursday, 2 December 2010
These little stitchery blocks are the first (I plan to stitch five blocks) in a series for this year's quilt group raffle blocks. Do you remember raffle blocks from previous years? Each participant makes as many blocks as they want to. For each entry they receive a raffle ticket. All the raffle tickets go into the draw, and winners receive a bundle of blocks. (Okay, so I am stitching five blocks, I could have used them all myself.... but where is the challenge in that?). Besides, it's nice to have friendship blocks.And, I finished hand-stitching the binding on the final bibs.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
The green background with "plinks" printed on do look like people walking around (with or without umbrellas) from an aerial view.Perhaps the ribbon border looks like concertinas that will expand to let more people in. I have used three different dark green-ish fabrics in the ribbon border.
So far they are not stitched on.
I need to calculate how wide to make the straight band of light minty green to make sure the ribbon border fits just so.
Maybe the ribbon border is barbed wire? Does it keep people in or out of Dharavi?
What else could it be? Any suggestions?