Monday, 7 June 2010
Yes, I sometimes think this is an obsession...
When your daughters buy you(among other things) metres of material for your birthday --- we are probably bordering on the obsessive. After saying that I am most grateful for all my gifts and I adore the fabrics.
The photos are my attempts at a quilted picnic tablecloth. I have decided to try and make it reversible . The sunflower fabric on the back of the couch will be cut to about 24" square for the 'first' side and I will then use scraps of the other materials used in the 'Dresden plate' design to make blocks to frame the square.
The other side will be as you see but I have only used bondaweb (at the moment) to hold it in place . The centre flower is cut from the main fabric.I'm about to start appliquing it all soon. When both sides are complete , with wadding inbetween I'll quilt it altogether.
I loved the colours and the sunflower fabric is just perfect! All we will need is the sun to come out again. After lovely weather on Saturday -- yesterday and today have been quite miserable.
Will go now and get out my 'faithful' Janome.