Thursday, February 16, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
this is the week's offering, a basic quilt design inspired by a necklace. I liked playing around with the necklace to find the most pleasing design. The necklace had beads of a consistent size but I think the variation in size is more pleasing. This one definitely needs a bit more work.
this is a self portrait in pen and watercolour pencil, done with a magnifying mirror. Bear in mind that this was first thing in the morning, and I am not a morning person!
Thursday, February 2, 2012
My miniature quilt is nearly complete. I have added sashing and corner posts to the 12 foundation pieced blocks. It was all very tedious and I think it will be my only miniature quilt. What was particularly hard was accuracy on the sashing. In retrospect this should have been foundation pieced also as any tiny error really shows up. Next step is the quilting. I was going to hand quilt this in the ditch, but hand quilting is very difficult when there are so many seams and thicknesses. I did a few stitches then gave up, so this will be a machine quilting job. It is destined to become a table runner. Miniatures are very cute but definitely for the obsessives among us. Having said that, it was good to do once!
I came across a great quote today, in a decluttering and organisation website-
(with apologies to 'Me and Bobby McGee')
Freedom's just another word for
Nothing left to do.