Friday, 5 October 2007

Someone nudged me!

Sorry it's been so long, life really does have a bad habit of getting in the way at the moment. Thanks for the nudge Janet.

I managed to do a little quilting though. No pics, sorry, the camera batteries need charging.

As usual my plans have changed, (I don't know why I bother with plans!) My very pink turning twenty with Sun Bonnet Sues, has become two turning nines! LOL When I sat and thought about it a turning twenty was going to be huge! Far too big for a two year old to cope with. Also when I read the instructions properly my ready made Sue blocks were far too small and I couldn't be bothered to sash them, (There's a lesson here I'm sure) so as I said, things have changed. I cut nine very pink fat quarters according to the turning twenty guide and put it all together, I've gotten a beautiful piece of very pink girly fleece, it's patterned, which has inspired me to try a different kind of quilting, so far all I've really done is a meander, this time my meander will incompass, I hope, the flowers on the fleece, I'll have to have a practice first.
Although the pink fabrics I've used are all patterned I feel that the top lacks any kind of focus, there is no large pattern, (thats where my Sues were supposed to come in.) I'm hoping that the quilted flowers will help out there. I considered doing some fancy stitching on the seams, but I think that would just emphasize the straight seams and lack of focus in the blocks. I wonder .............. Just having the beginnings of another idea here, would felt flowers stitched into the quilted flowers work? I feel a trip to the crafty shop coming on.

In the meantime, I'll get on with basting the plain top to the bright and colourful back!

1 comment:

Janet said...

I can't wait to see what's new there Loulee! Always a surprise!