Wednesday, 20 February 2013
So I mentioned last week that I have a ridiculous amount of quilts on the go. All with a bit of a deadline that is approaching soon.
It was time to get on with it. Seriously. So serious sewing happened over the weekend and I have some progress! Finished one quilt (Charming Stars) and am mostly done with another. Hurrah!
It helps that I changed my plan for the Family Tree Quilt. But let’s look at the progress first!
All of the leaves have been appliqued! Whew! Boy, was that a lot of work. I had planned to use monofilament thread for the leaves but the one I had was smoky coloured and just looked like dirty thread. So I raw edge appliqued with white thread. Figure it picks up on the white embroidery of the names anyways!
So it’s not as fabulous as if I hand stitched and attempted needle turn applique, but! My sanity and joints are intact and that’s what counts.
Also added a sweet little birdie for a touch of whimsy. Plus there was a gap in my leaves that needed filling. What else would do but a little chirpie bird?!
Feeling rather pleased with how this one is coming together! Though I will admit working out which family members required leaves and which didn’t was rather a headache. Do ex spouses make the cut? What if they have children? Is it going to offend the new spouses if the exes are added? What about the children? Somebody think of the children! Seriously. Nightmare. In the end, all exes are added (tempting as it was to make them “fallen leaves” – thanks Gina for that laugh!) and if anyone’s offended, I’ll just pick up my family tree and go home and hang it on my own wall to admire.
So I mentioned my change of plans for this. It’s not going to be a quilt. In fact the idea of attempting to quilt all over that beautiful love letter script filled me with dread. So! I’m not quilting it. I’m going to make it into a canvas (thanks to Gemma from Pretty Bobbins for the inspiration). I may just do this with more wallhanging quilts if it’s successful!
So next quilt! Its progress is not so much of the sewing type, rather that more of the blocks have arrived! Forgive me I haven’t emailed you telling you your block is here (have been a bit swamped!) But check the picture and you’ll see if it’s here yet!
Aren’t they all looking great together? I’m thinking of maybe making this all one big quilt with upper and lower case mixed rather than two separate quilts for upper and lowercase.
Seriously awesome pattern testers for this one – the blocks arrived have been just fantastic! The patterns for these letters (Just My Type) is available in my Craftsy shop now too – you know, in case you’re keen to make your own Fontastic quilt!!
Happy to have some progress but a lot more is needed.Thank goodness the sewjo has returned with full force. Back to the sewing machine I go. Hi ho hi ho.