1/2 way through January and it’s start3d to rain here at last, I think the wet has arrived so that means I can not do any gardening, I’m house bound all most: fantastic, I get to sew a lot more LOL. To day I was even with out the internet for 18 hrs till 2.30pm today, so I was able to sew and sew from 7am this morning. First it was machine appliquéing the corners of my Morning Glory.
Appliqué the four corners down and rolled it around a swimming noddle till Feb 1st !! This way it will stay nice and flat. Actually I lie the quilt centre facing down before rolling it up.
All rolled up and labelled.
Next was machine stitch around the turning of mums antique hanky 5 blocks we’re waiting that I’ve done this year of QAYG .
Not sure if these are the last on es or if I have two mor e to go. Will lay them out later?
Then it was on to trying to quilt the puckers out of my mums Jacobean embroidery sample wall hanging I came across earlier in the month when looking for some thing else! She added some batting behind it as she embroidered it, not sure why but it has plucked badly. Going to try cross hatch quilting it to see if I can get it to lay flat .
What it looked like when I rolled it open, it’s about 50 years old and I’d like to rescue it so it can be hung?
I have smoothed and pinned heavily and stared the machine quilting .
Four more hours later! And it’s laying a lot flatter, it was slow going so that I did not pucker it more.
Well the crosshatch quilting worked, it’s laying nice and flat, had to sew a few tucks in to get the bad pucks out but it looks really nice, it took me 6 hrs to ge5 to this stage as I have to smooth each little area as I go but it’s been worth it to see it becoming some thing that many would like to have now. Hopefully I will finish it tomorrow.
Made the centre of Queens Garden the night the pattern was released, I just had to make it, such a stunning centre.
I could not leave it alone LOL
All ready to be machine appliqué . If the rain stays and I loose the internet again I might get it done next week?
Each evening this week I have done 3hrs of hand quilting on my 1930 GMFG. Notice how some of the green fabrics have faded so much, dark green are cotton poly and have not faded.
Tuesday week ago I found a bag of cross stitch, threads and patterns all dumped in a plastic shopping bag, I brought them home and spent several hours sorting patterns, threads, and crossstitch pieces together, I hope to work on the all one day and finish them for the unknown embroiderer.
Nothing to show in the garden far to wet but this Chappy must have been trying to escape the heavy rain and found a spot in our sun room!
Som e kind of borer battle about 3inchs long very h and shell.
Off to link with Esther on her WOW or WLPs .
Thank you for visiting and reaching the end LOL