Sunday, May 19, 2013

Making Headway

I'm still poking along with the hand quilting. I'm trying to do some outlining on the applique and then finish up my stitching session with a few lines of the cross hatching.

So far I have 13 blocks completely outlined and I have a jump on two more. This is definitely a slow and steady process. The hard part is getting a callous built up on my under finger after I take time away from hand quilting. I also ended up taking off my acrylic nail I had on my thumb, it kept splitting and lifting, so I thought I'd take the summer to give my thumbnail a rest and give it another go in the fall. Sharon

Monday, May 13, 2013

Apologies for error in posting

Hi all - not sure if Blogsy (what I use to post on blog from iPad) or if Blogger itself is acting up.  But at any rate do not know how a posting for my own blog showed up here which I hope has now been deleted.  Sorry for any inconvenience.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Two more blocks!


I have finally finished two more blocks, although one of them needs a rethink...

This block has taken me since last August to complete(!), but it is now done and I am very happy with the end result.

This block I am not so happy about - in fact I am very unhappy with it, but decided to post it all the same. It's the one I started over Easter. I angst over the fabric choice for the bowl and it wasn't until I photographed it that I realised that the foot of the bowl a. requires reshaping and b. needs to be straight! I was in too much of a hurry. I am also unhappy with the teal bud - it's the wrong shade. Dear Janers say - "finished is better than perfect", but the bowl needs further thought. I love the fabric, it's a Moda, but it is just not right - the teal background is "muddy" whereas the rest of the quilt is quite bright. I will leave well alone for the time being and then come back to it near the end.

Eight more blocks to go!

Fiona in a sunny Engalnd (for a change!)