Not sure where June disappeared to, here are some things that happened during the month... click on ay picture to embiggen.
Purchased as a kit at the Sydney Quilt Show - these will be eventually sewn together into a small rug. The yarn is super-soft alpaca, and the colours are glorious.
I was immediately drawn to this bright version, then I started thinking oooh is it too bright? should I go for the more neutral version??
Fnishing touches of Jane!
The final borders are attached, the 8 corners of the dog-tooth border almost completed (4 inner and 4 outer!), with the final applique pieces to the corners also nearing completion...
The ribbon of Welsh Leaves winds around the borders and terminates in a tulip-like shape in each corner. Interspersed with daisy-like things, hearts and triangles.
Attaching borders and sorting out dogs teeth is a tricky operation...the first corner took at least three goes before it was right. I certainly know a lot more now about dog-teeth, unpicking seams, re-sewing seams, fudging, swearing quietly, etc than I did before.
Note to self - finish off the middle of your quilt top before adding more and more borders - it is rather difficult to sew tiny bits into the middle of a huge quilt.
Still to do....
- choose centre circle (I am the master of procrastination on this)
- applique 10 more tinty petals (see above)
- applique 2 more large corner tulip-y thingys
- applique any additional thing-a-majigs to fill any empty spaces.
So - whats on you list for tonight?
Workshop day at Material Obsession tomorrow so must off to prepare.
Have a fabulous bright and beautiful weekend.