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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Well, I am Sewing.

Indeed I am. Lot's and Lot's, 'cos the Kitchen is finished !!
All blocks for various charities are done and now for some me time.

You remember that lovely bundle of fabrics I bartered for from the lovely sewing shop, 
Sew and so's of Bungay. After much stroking and fondling and just looking at, I cut two 5" squares from each of 32 of the fat quarters. and with some neutral background from my stash another 32, 5" squares plus some 1" x 5" strips of background. Now it looks like this. The idea came from a free pattern on Craftsy called  "Daisy Baby", though I made a lot more blocks.

I did try to take a photo outside as it was not raining for once, but the wind was blowing a hooly so it's an indoor shot on the spare bed.
I have got all sorts of ideas for lots of borders around it. As I want to put stitchery in the plain blocks, I thought now was the  time to do that, as it would be easer to work with.

My idea is to cover it with Cow Parsley or to give it it's proper name "Queen Ann's Lace."

This is the centre block, I am freehand drawing them on the blocks (so that each one will be a bit different) and backing with a little stabiliser. Using Cosmos thread this one is a greyish blue, which goes well with the subtle fabrics.

This could take a long time, but it's fun, and what's time when you are having fun..

I did finish the 12" block for the community group quilt "the fish shop" and I am quite pleased.
It was fun to make and a lot easier than the last one.

This was it with photo before I stitched everything down

And the finished Block.

I need to get back to my stitchery on the Parsley Quilt before next months BOM's arrive in my sewing room.

Keep safe and keep stitching............Doti.....

1 comment:

  1. What a busy little Bee you are.... you put me to shame.. That Cow Parsley quilt is going to look divine... Love the detail on the Fish n Chips....


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