Where I’m up to on my SG Centre today.
Update 4pm Wednesday avo
This avo I had 2 1/2 hrs where I could sew so made up some bias strips and machine appliquéd them on to one corner so the first of many pieces appliquéd on to my centre of SG I need to needle baste those 6 petals and 6 yellow drops before I can hand applqiue them down but first I will add all the bias stems. I had fun trying out different machine stitches to applique the stems down.
Very little sewing or quilting done this week for my link to Esther’s WOW or WIP’s , house full of friends and family for two weeks. First I ahve to apologise for not replying to you all last week, I did try several times but when every I had 5 mins and would sit down at the computer a wee sweetie nearly 2 would bring her book and say Please!!!!!! End of computing, but she is only here for 2 weeks from France so every moment she wants to spend with Mummy Glenda is special.
I did start my Centre though at 10pm each night LOL
First I choose my centre flowers similar to what i had used in my vase blocks.First I choose my centre flowers similar to what i had used in my vase blocks. I needed to join to pieces of my background fabric to get my 20inch block it’s only 20 3/4 inch one way and 22inches the other but I’ll make it work LOL
I have added iron-on fussing to my flowers I have shaped pink flowers ready to iron on to backing.
Printed m pattern and made it up for my draft pattern and started to play.
My template pinned to my backing fabric ready for marking. I first stitched all the stems on this template by machine using a very tight straight stitch
All my stems tightly machine stitched
It was then easy to pull the paper apart mark the stem lines on to my fabric. I do retape the pattern as I go.
Remove paper and all my stems are very accurately marked. I call these my fish corners LOL
I placed my background fabric in the centre of the first border we made these wee 4 1/2inch blocks earlier in the year My corner petals are the same fabric as I used in my triangle blocks we also made earlier.
I’m making my centre petals from some silk on washaway freezer paper and needle turning my edges under, my centre circle and bands are cut from one piece of fabric and will be fussed on.
my pink flower is also iron-on fussing with the centre cut out to show the yellow of the outer centre.
This is a Daylight photo true to colour but I work around 10pm so no day light then LOL
Adding leaves is always fun, making these up with washaway freezer paper also.
Where I was up to late last night but took this photo early this morning in daylight! 4 of green leaves turned under 12 more to make and 32 petals to make up to with washawayfreezer paper good thing I rally like making leaf shapes LOL and lots of bias to make up for my stems.
My yellow centre I fussed on to my heavy cotton iron cover that now has a hole in it LOL
In my garden very early this morning
We have colour every were at present it so nice.
Chyrstal gave me a new colour to add to my collection; you can see why I use strong colours as I’m surrounded with strong colours.
Chrystal’s mum gave me my first Lilly just hope the turkeys don’t dig the bulbs out they love them. I have put a cast iron fry pan next to it and heavy stones so hope this stops them?????
Hubby gave me two flower orchids for the patio this week they grow so well out side here.
What a colour.
These are often called moth orchids as they dance in the breeze like moths.
Off to link up with Esther on her Wednesday WOW or WIP’s
Thanks for visiting and I hope I have time in two weeks to visit you again to Cheers Glenda