Sunday, October 19, 2008
what a beautiful day it has been. I dont know where spring has gone, it seems to have just jumped into summer.
Apart for doing washing, i spent this afternoon making my 'let it go ' quilt!
Its my SIL's 50th next weekend and i needed something quick to make for her. She is a more traditional quilter and makes quilts for everyone else so i thought i would do one for her. I hate traditional quilt making, all that correct cutting drives me nuts, i had enough trouble getting my felted atcs square.... even with the help of a rotary cutter and quilting rule!
I've been folowing Calamity Kim and her 'what if ' quilt and decided that i would give it a go. However , while i was making it, i kept saying let it go, let go of all those pre-concieved notions and try and free myself up.
I used up a bits of curtain laces, doilies, part of a beautiful lace collar and and even an old tablecloth. I layed down a base piece of curtain that still had the hem on it. I was about to cut it off and then had a ligtblub moment. It would make a great hanger, so it became the top instead. I cut lots of different flowers and leaves from curtain fabric and down they went too.
I just used basting spray to hold everything down while i stitched. Had awful trouble with my machine, didnt think i was going to get anything done. It was only when i put the cheap thread on that it worked, that was after i had bought 3 new reels of embroidery thread! go figure.
its all stitched down now, need to add some final touches like some beads and hand embroidery, which i can do at night. Needs a bird or a butterfly too i think?