A kilo of fruit so It will make a good size cake. It sure smells good and tastes even better LOL. It is now or was two Christmas cakes LOL
in the garden this morning.
Sun filtering through the trees just after sunrise.
YES the wee folk live here?
and grow their own veggies?
My herbs are growing like weeds?
Close up of the spider Orchid.
This little fellow was inside this morning so caught him with my shirt and put him back out side, he looks l8ke a shrimp???
I’m guessing you are all like me trying to pretend Christmas is not 12 days away LOL
Just waiting to have it’s borders sewn on then I will hang it as is for Christmas at my entrance.
All appliqué down, after doing all those points my machine appliqué control is much improved LOL.
Working on Hearts Desire by Esther Aliu it was a beautiful mystery BOM around 7 years ago and I have been working on it ever since LOL. Remaking the scollop borders as I had used freezer paper back then but since then wash away freezer paper has come in and I think it will add a lot of body to the quilt as it is all silk, not to sure how I will go quilting through it though!!!
Prepping the silks with interfacing. Black on the right ready to use the other red and black pieces waiting for the interfacing.
THis is the black silk it is patterned and very beautiful, one of the problems with silks is making sure that the are running the same grain. I have taken this photo on a different direction and it looks silver but is pitch black? Red also has a lovely design on it. O
This red silk is very fine and soft but with the interfacing ironed on it becomes very manageable.
Redoing scoolped edgems for the out side border of Hearts Desire first 4 I made 6 years ago with freezer paper and if I used it now I would have to remove it after appliqueing down, so removing it and adding washawayfreezer paper which can be left in, much quicker plus will add a ni ce weight stabilise to the quilt, not sure how difficult it will be to quilt though? First row at bottom is the old freezer paper I’m using to draft new scallops out of wash away freezer paper. Row above cut out silk fabric with interfacing ironed on. 3 row scollops with washaway ironed on , top scollops all ready to be appliqué to the black silk border.
What my border will look like I think LOL. I have 4 of these borders to make, so many hrs, days, and weeks of hand sewing here.
This gives you an idea how this outer border is built up in silks.
My first QAYG block using the beautiful embroidery I saved from a old table cloth . Built up with Appliqué then embroidery. Most of the appliqué fabric has faded a great deal.
For some reason the wee brown leaves bothered me on these lovely old pieces so I pulled my silk paints and started to play???
And play some more, no more brown leaves? Then I added a very thin out line in pink around the appliqué pink flower to highlight the shape, I’m happy with the way it looks now.
Picked up in an opp shop last week with the original price tag still on it, I have a friend who likes green!!! So it will be in the post to her as soon as possible for her to cut up and make a bag or something in patchwork??? ??
Hope you are all going to be with family and friends over the next few weeks. Cheers Glenda