Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
So I started experimenting with a star stitch (don't know it's name) that I normally associate with canvas work, and made this bookmark:
I love these two threads together, the subtle colour changes in the thread give it so much vibrancy.
And Sug has been enjoying her new mat. She does kind of fit on it, but was stretching in the direction of the heater here. Poor thing, she had a sore tum the day this was taken so spent all day asleep in front of the heater and didn't eat at all. But she is much better now.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
And haven't decided if I will make the back patchwork denim as well or use another hard-wearing fabric. And whether to stuff it, make a pad out of several layers of thick wadding, or to fill it with bean bag beans.
I've also been playing with another jelly roll, making these blocks:
But they aren't going terribly well. None of the blocks have all the seams and points matching up in the centre so I'm getting frustrated.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
It's a difficult block (for me!) so I thought I'd give a test block a go before deciding to make the full quilt, and while it is not perfect, I am pretty chuffed with myself!
So I finished off the easy blocks and put them together without sashings.
And today I should finish off the borders.
Update: borders now finished. Here is another pic: