We are having endless power cuts with all the bad weather we are having, we are not effected by the floods our selves. But going to add my blog now with just photos and will fill in the gaps with writing when power is on ?
Also now linking each month with Lynette on her 18 2018 Ive tried to add her logo for it but not able to I must not be doing some thing right?????
This last week has all been on part 2 of Morning Glory, there are endless photos but these are for several new members on Esther’s blog so it’s a step by step of how I’m making the centre of Morning Glory.
Last Wednesday I had just printed off my centre pattern for Morning Glory
I was tossing up about cutting all those stems out in one go?????? In the mean time I started making up some leaves out of fabric that had irononfussing Nancy sent me some scraps of green fabric for another quilt top and these scraps are still been used after 2 tops !!!!! I just love these fabrics she sent its wonderful to have so many scraps to play with.
Lets try those stems first I cut out the stem that runs behind all the other stems folds around and down to the front of the vase on the right hand side .
and here is my tangled mass of stems all cut out of the one piece of fabric?
Lots of patience was needed to slowly place each stem and make sure it was in the right place, I was so glad I had needle tacked lines to show me were all the centre points are this made it easy to see where they each had to lye.
Fabric was a brown and gold mottled shading from gold through to browns, I cut it so my lights were mostly in the centre and the browns out on the ends of the stems.
Light greens near the bottom and the browner tones near the top but they are all in the green tones.
Couldnt wait to finish the leaves just had to make my first Blue Bird f Happiness LOL he’s the male bird! will add some birdofparadise feathers soon?
I was culling and folding up children’s fabrics and this piece of silk was amongst them, light bulb went off MY morning Glory vase fabric.
It is fine silk so backed it with iron on interfacing, the orange strips were from the same fabric just enough to cut out the top and bottom pieces.
I appliquéd my stems down with a sulky gold thread on one side of the stem and a deep pink on the other side I wanted to get the look of light coming across from the left
Here you can see that it looks like the sun is hitting the top of the stem the bird is standing on?
agan the light is coming from the left.
I was thinking of making my flowers up but I kept thinking full fussy cut blooms, then I remembered these large Chrissies I was using to make up my cut and slash blocks there would be enough so added some irononfussing and cut one out I loved it!.
Heres the fabric and 4 more flowers ready to fussy cut.
Loved how they looked but felt the top centre one needed more so put two together up there!
I liked all those little chrissies in the fabric to and thought I could build them up on the bottom two stems
and this is how I ahve put them together.
Right hand side arrangment
and left hand side, I just played around placing the wee flowers and leaves till I liked the look
Two more stems to go?
I wanted another medium flower so fussy cut off some of the bottom petals of the big bloom to make it smaller then added a few tiny chrisses on my final stem, so all finsihed except for the other Blue Bird and cherries.
Have removed all the flowers and vase to machine applqiue down the leaves.
This next should be another blog but it all happened this week!!!!!
Appliqueing down my first leaves using a green sulky thread as a contrast and blanket stitch.
Just had to add a couple of cherries, made from fine silk backed with a iron on fussing.
Close to finishing all those leaves
Used a fancy stitch for my cherry stems here.
cherry stems are a double straight stitch so it stands out clearer.
All leaves finished and I have added some spray tail feathers to my male bird.
About to applqiue my first tiny chrisses down.
All applqiued down by machine except for the top and bottom flower so you can see the difference.
using a pale pink thread on the top and a bottom-line grey in the bobbin. Flower second from the bottom fits in to a 1 inch square so you can work out the size of these wee flowers.
Taken about 4 inches from the flowers! so you can see the stitches.
in and around a very wet garden this morning around 6.30am
Has stopped raining but forecasters is for more storms. Power off from 7am till after 9am this morning
6.30am River in flood a very dirty brown
Council starting on clearing the road in front of our house
Another wheel barrow full of Rain from yesterday and last night!!!!
Yesterday I bought some metal creatures for my garden from the shop, my Grandies love seeing them in my garden
Hope he does not scare my tiny tiny green frogs LOL
I love dragon flies!
And who does not have ants in their garden????
No garden is a garden with out a butterfly?
A huge lilly just popped up and has the tiniest flower LOL
Glorious yellow Brom.
and some tiny deep pink ones
Palms are in full berries at the moment so lots of birds, bats, and rats visiting them??????
Sun came out around 9.15 for 10 mins ????
Don’t think many of you will have made it to the end but those who did thank you for visiting LOL Linking with What a Hoot 18 in 2018 and with Esther on her WOW or WIP’s today .