Sunday, 14 August 2016

Plan B

So plan A failed.
I was hoping to make a ticker tape style qult on the frame, but it just wasn't working out, so I did some reverse sewing and plotted plan B.
I made a start on that today. The overseer found it very tiring and climbed into bed for a nap.
The only time she will get into that bed is when I put it up onto the quilting frame! Any other place and she snubs it. I thought she would never use it. Then one day while I wad having a tidy it found its way onto the frame and in she went. So glad she is using it.
The boys quilt did finally make some progress today. I used some fabric I had precut, and cut and sewed more. There is no particular pattern, but it is inspired by this quilt.
So, I had fun for a while this afternoon.
I have more fabrics to cut into, but can't help wondering if I have enough. I may have to go find more.
That would mean a shopping trip.
Shame.
The boy himself came for dinner this evening, bringing along a friend and his beautiful girlfriend.
She is a keeper.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Snow!

We have snow this morning.
Big white flakes falling all around us.
We were planning another shopping trip, to another quilty shop, but I think we will stay home instead.
The view from my wee room. I shall spend most of the day in there I think.
Snow, on my birthday! 
Its a bit like getting a white Christmas back on the Isle of Man.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

I feel a new start may be imminent.

Dear son wants something boat inspired.
Todays purchases will be added to the offerings from the scrap box and fat quarter collection.
I think im going to do something ticker tape style.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Block 7

The beginnings of block 7. This one will have pretty blue flowers.
I have to say, its all very well having the pieces pre cut and fused, it does save a lot of time but, there is something to be said for selecting and maybe  fussy cutting your own fabrics. I find myself quite dissatisfied now at this point. I think it may have something to do with that missing step. Or maybe it's the background fabric, that insists on puckering! No matter how often I press the fabric, And no matter how often I lift the presser foot to ease the needles journey around the curves. I still get puckers.