I’ve been in bed but on the mend but did not blog on Wednesday so I’m adding my end of the month blog I made to link with Meredithe and share what I’ve been doing on my 17 UFO’s I want to work on this year. Happy stitching every one Glenda
Thank you Meredithe for this strong motivation to work on my Ufosin2017.
I’m make progress but much slower this month. Its been a frustrating month of not been able to find pieces I needed to work on the projects I choose for my next 21 days. I finally after looking for weeks for my cut out circles for my ANZ quilt top I remade another 30 odd new ones and now that project is were I wanted to be before my 21 days were up, I just scrapped in on that one LOL
Ive just completed the last 3 rows and joined them to the main part of the quilt, just need to add the two side red strips and the top is finished then I have the fun of adding appliqué to it. This was were I was up to and working on my last Ufgosin2017 blog.
Im about to make circles cut out of fabric with iron on fusing on the right and back side
a pile of circles all cut out
This fabric was heavily embossed with silver thread so I have a high contrast from the front of fabric to the back fabric. It is from a old kimono and is woven design with wool and silver threads. not stamped.
All circles ironed down waiting for them to be appliquéd on, I started appliquéing them but had terrible trouble with thread breakage, I thought it was the machine so stopped then realised it was rotten cotton thread not the machine. ?????? Best thing about this problem I now realise I should have added wadding behind these circles to give me a more 3 D effect.
I did start sashiko quilting this finished quilt top from last month but it is now in the quilting pile all so LOL
I finished Joshua’s quilt and it is on its way to him for his belated 21st present by 5 months LOL
Ive also been working on adding the binding to Joshua’s quilt,, which is now completed and the quilt is off to its new owner.
I so enjoyed doing this quilt by hand saskiko quilting. My DDIL Is going back to Japan this month and is bringing me back sashiko needles so I’m over the moon, funny how a needle gift thrills me more now than jewellery LOL. I worked on this all day one day for 12 hrs and the next day my lower arm was so sore LOL So I have learnt to only do several hrs a day hand quilting now LOL
Joshua’s quilt made from Japanese mens old cotton fabrics. Is now completed. 2 finishes this year YAY!!!!!
I had to wait till there were two able men around to bring up table 3 so I could sandwhich my quilt. This was one of last months goal, it is now waiting in a pile to be hand quilted ?????
This is the first block from Diamond Hill and I have also been appliquéing down the Brodeier Perse flowers on it the last few days. Its been a full on sewing month.
This is my next project to work on for my next 21 days. ????
Esther Aliu’s mystrey BOM for 2017 This is block 2 nearly finished 3rd block is released to day or tomorrow???? I have spent most of my time this month on this block very very time consuming.
Esther Aliu’s second block for her 2017 free BOM Diamond Hill Ive also been working on this .
Ive also been working on making my QAYG antique hanky blocks through the last month. I need to make a few more yet to make it a decent size quilt.
In my garden this week.
Caught by mistake and let go, we did get the HUGE white tailed rat that filled the cage the next night and he was relocated miles away in to the forest.
we set the trap for alarge white tailed rat but cought this beautifu wee local marsupial Rufous Beton; commonly called rat kangaroo. I adore these tiny creatures they are so quiet and gentle I can pick them up. .
Creppy crawlies have not eatten them so we still ahve them in the garden.
look at those colours bright pink, purple and green wow what a quilt combination LOL