Monday, 6 August 2012

concentration


I've been busy working on too many projects than is really sensible but I'm making some good headway!

First up I started some embroidery for one part of the Sailor Mouth Swap hosted by the fabulous Allegory. I'm a big Johnny Cash fan (I even made a quilt) so it's pretty self indulgent but hopefully my swap partner will give it the thumbs up rather than the finger


Then I worked on the next block for the How Far Will You Go QAL, the Weathervane. This one gave me some trouble. I used a scant 1/4" seam and it wasn't very happy. I suspect I wasn't paying enough attention when cutting - I tried unpicking and jiggling as much as I could but it ended up like this:


Yeah, not good. Then I decided I wasn't mad keen on the fabric choices anyway so I re-cut the pieces and got this:


Not perfect but so much better and I'm not a fan of unpicking so it's staying as is!! I joined the QAL because I love the final quilt but also to work on my skills and try new blocks. I'm still learning.

I've nearly finished the baby quilt top I'm working on and hope to baste and quilt it this week, better get back to it...

Just before I do and as a reward for reading all the way through I can tell you I have a great STITCHING surprise tomorrow so you'll want to check back!! EEpppp I'm excited :)

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17 comments:

  1. Great job on the embroidery! It can be a real pain when blocks don't turn out the way you want them too! =D

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  2. The embroidery is fantastic!!
    Block II is great too x

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  3. I love the 2nd block. Color choices made all the difference.

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  4. Lol at the embroidery. I know what I want to do, but haven't had time to get to it yet!

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  5. the Johnny Cash stitching is awesome :)

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  6. Love your sailors mouth stitching - very cool! I still haven't made the weathervane - and now I'm scared!

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  7. Can hardly wait to see your stitching surprise! I'm wondering how you came up with that great Johnny Cash idea?

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  8. Oooh! Version 2 is just lovely!

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  9. Oooh! I'll be back! I love Johnny Cash too!

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  10. That embroidery is brilliant! As soon as Aneela has taught me to stitch properly, I am going to stitch up some profanities ;-) xx

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  11. Great embroidery! Can't wait to see what you have to show tomorrow...but I do like your block. It looks pretty perfect to me!

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  12. I love block 2 (am carefully avoiding all mention of the first one!) and your embroidery is brilliant!

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  13. I was thinking that first block was fine, until I saw how cool the second one looked!! (Am totally in love with your embroidery too but you know that!)

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  14. I love Johnny Cash too, so I think it's just awesome!!

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  15. I love... LOVE Johnny Cash. What an AWESOME piece of embroidery! I would give it two thumbs up!

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