I'm helping out a friend who can't do her own machine quilting.
A while ago she passed two quilts on to me to finish off.
Mmmmmm. Not just stippling. It needed a bit more.
These cute butterflies needed something a little bit more.
So I added little rosettes in the centres of all the intersections.
These were done with the Westalee quilting rulers.
I drew lines from one side to the other and cross hatched the centre.
I stippled all over the butterfly printed fabric..
I have made a continuous butterfly quilting pattern for the border.
Stitched it with the machine without cotton to make holes in the paper.
Pounced chalk through the holes. (Which didn't work too well)
Then I had to draw over with FRIXION pens. I love these pens.
It was my hubby's birthday recently. We decided to book a tour of Lake Mungo National Park.
Well, no lake but beautiful views..
A lot of kms dirt road. About 80kms.
Somewhere I didn't want to take our car.
It was worth it n a tour. Tiring but good.
THE WALLS OF CHINA.
Amazing. It was a beautiful night temperature wise just very cloudy.
The sand dunes an creations were amazing.
The colours of the layers were fascinating
Look AT the sky...
NO SUNSET IS HAPPENING HERE.
Well because of this end to the day our tour finished early and of we headed home.
I had sewn these blocks well back at the beginning of 2018 when I wasn't keeping up with the mystery weekly instructions. I was so far behind and got really bored with it. Trying to fit it in around work. It seemed to be taking too long. But good things come to those who wait.
I sat down in front of a nights tv and started to trim.
Okay.. sew 2 movies later I have all the blocks trimmed and ready for joining together.
My hands are sore and need a rest.
When I went to sew the sashings together I discovered I had ironed them all the wrong way.
I've started re ironing them. They will be waiting there for me next weekend..
When I was away at retreat it's obvious the conversation was distracting as I didn't read the directions correctly/thoroughly..
I have finished doing all this stitching
It is my version of BORO.
Not traditional, as it has wadding in the centre.
Thanks to Jenni for giving me a pile of her fabrics.
It has added to the variety.
I know I want to make some sort of bag, but just what sort of bag ... I'm still thinking.
My square is all trimmed
Now I just have to work out what to do with it.
I thought I had an idea but I love it that much I want to make something that I will use all the time and have it on show.