Saturday, 27 October 2007

Surprise Surprise

Surprise Surprise

A week after my birthday finally the postman arrives with my missing fat quarters.

What a relief eh.

One company had to send a duplicate order as the other package had gone missing.

The other company which sent a package I had finally got that too after about three weeks missing in the post.

Over the weekend I will be washing and pressing these yummy fat quarters.

I plan to wash the white cotton sheeting for some batik work.

I will let you know how this operation succeeds as I go through this step by step.

All day Friday while the weather was so miserable and dull , I managed to work on some patchwork pieces for my mum's lap quilt.

Theres still a long way to go as theres another seven strips to do.

It takes me about a day to hand sew the strips together.

The backing cloth has had a lot of thought over the last few days.

I would of loved to of bought some already large quantities of metres of already done batik material at ten pounds a metre.

The truth is at the moment I just cannot afford that as I'm skint enough as it is so I'm going to have a go at doing my own batik backing, ooh this is some tall order asking for myself but I love trying out new things and who knows what will come out in the wash.

Alot of researching and note taking took place in some parts of the evening while I wanted to learn about different techniques from the net on"How to do Batik" just like quilting there are so many different techniques,everyone has their own personal way.

I waited for the postman for my giro from the welfare state but nope did not get this, it's a good thing I have my patchwork to keep me going.


Greenmare said...

What GREAT fat quarters! And I love the colors in your moms lap quilt.

Siddis-in-houston said...

Love your quilts! Maybe you have been here in Houston for the quiltfestival? It is next week...

Kim said...

so pretty!! I love batiks- I really need to practice using my tjaps and make some :)
all your quilts are so lovely too