Were did January go to?????
My first project of my 17 ufosin2017 21 days was up on the 21st of Jan
After 21 days I had finished making the quilt top, sandwiched it and almost completed quilting it. All the machine quilting in the ditch was finished and about 75% of the sashiko quilting done. So Im happy.
and I started my 2nd project The Teddy Bears Picnic and finished it on the 29th Jan
Added the borders, sandwiched it, machine quilted in the ditch around all the borders and sashiko quilted around the teddy Bears. Hanging on the line after washing on a wool cycle yesterday 29th Jan 2017 before it was posted later in the day. It has a wool batting so will very light but lovely and warm.
I started making Diamond Hill by Esther Aliu Its a lovely big bold design and it fun working on big pieces of appliqué instead of tiny pieces like I have been.
leaves all ready to be ironed on. I keep all my pieces of iron-on-fusing in-between A4 sheets of paper in side a book this way they keep nice and flat.
5 of 7 flowers made for my 1st block of Diamond Hill Esther Aliu’s new Free BOM in 2017
Strips for the vase I’ve cut enough strips for all 4 vases so I know I have enough fabric.
4 vases in place of the four blocks to be?
Gluing is quick but Im not sure its going to work up here in the wet tropics??? time will tell.
All the pieces for the main flower I did not use iron on fusing for this flower.
I have turned the edges over using glue
Stems placed, I made them with a strips cut on the bias then pulled through a bias maker. Narrower stems strips are just pressed in 1/2 sewn to the background fabric seam cut back then fabric fold over the seam and stitched down.
Close up. Ive ironed on very narrow iron on fussing behind the stems to hold in place till I appliquéd them on .
Stems applqiued on by hand and machine.
Building up the irononfusing flowers, ironing them on to a Teflon sheet which is over the pattern to guide me.
Last two flowers made now.
Finally the block is complete all the iron-on-fusing pieces are ironed on waiting to be appliquéd on, stems are done so now the relaxing part begins.
So that was my week. I’ll finish off with some photo’s I took around midnight of our local frogs, it poured with rain and the frogs came out to play.
Love his big eyes
Mating season is in full force
We don’t have many of these big fellows thank goodness as they sound like foghorns LOL
These two jumped on to my trouser and I had to forcibly remove them LOL
Big fat toad I dislike them.
Sorry having trouble downloading any more photo’s will add them later.
I will link with Esther Aliu on her WOW or WIP’s today.
Thanks for dropping in Cheers Glenda