Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Above are my latest projects . The top photo is a picnic cloth, after piecing the blocks were appliqued onto the rust fabric. This , I thought would be easy but not for me. I know a poor worker blames his tools, well I found it difficult to stitch the correct size of zig zag stitch so consequently the edgings weren't very neat hence the green binding around each block.
Anyhow the quilting went well and I machine quilted around each part of the blocks and the dresden plate in the centre. I do love that dresden plate it was my first attempt at that design but I don't think it will be my last.
The bottom photo is a few little bits I have made for a W.I. craft stall , this is taking place amidst a garden party at a member's home(hope the sun shines). The squares are quilted coasters and the long designs are patchwork napkin rings waiting to be sewn up and I am then going to join them in a ring with a covered button. These designs were taken from this book, which I received from a friend for my birthday, thankyou G.
So what's next ? I have already started hemming some napkins for a summer picnic.