Sunday, 7 February 2010
Paws For Thought
I know I have not been on here very much, the reason is Ive been stitching and quilting hard almost everyday lol. I felt drawn to work on the orange quilt again after not being able to touch it for absolute months. I think I got a little disheartened that some of the backing got just a little gathered in with the hand quilting and it would really spoil it to mess about unpicking the stitches so Ive decided to leave it as it is. This when finished will live here for when anyone naps on the sofa. Jim managed to pinch this quilt while still being stitched when I wasn't looking for a nap. Some of the colours ran on the front, I don't know how but it just happened that way. The pawprint was cut out as if a stencil, I used this to draw round the shapes for the border. I used multicoloured YLI thread that had turquoises and red going into orange which I thought would be nice round the border. Ive still got the rest of the border to hand quilt then hem round the edge.
Meanwhile I managed to applique Akita dog shapes to that lovely bright sunset that I painted. These are ready to be ironed on to the four corner blocks now, so I have plenty to keep me busy.
I hope everyone is having quilting fun and not too under the weather from lack of sunshine and the cold.