Good morning all!
It's Wednesday again, and time to take stock.
My I Spy quilt is now sandwiched and ready to quilt. I was held up trying out thread for the quilting. I found some lovely silky shiny 100% polyester thread, only to find that I could not get the tension right. Perhaps you knew that would happen? At least I found out before I started. Turns out that this thread, in all it's wonderful colours, is for machine embroidery. So now I have some of my favourite thread and am ready to go. I was thinking of a simple grid, but diagonal. Trouble is I wanted to quilt in red, but I don't want to sew across the white alphabet letter blocks in red. And I couldn't get white. All out. The best I could get is a pale grey. Decisions, decisions.
I finished ruffle dress 1 for Miss K. Along the way I changed my ideas for this dress and recut the already cut dress pieces. Is nothing simple? Here's hoping the dress for Miss E goes more smoothly.
I've decided to make a lap quilt for my mother-in-law for Christmas. My daughter will take it when she goes to visit. The pattern is a Moda Bakeshop pattern called Blissful Confection. I'm going to use fabric called Sophie by Chez Moi
The large border will be in the cream colorway
I found this fabric on sale yesterday for the quilt back.
I'm going to a quilting retreat next month, so hope to have time to make it then.
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I also like the case for carrying cards and a notebook. Maybe I'll make that for me... After Christmas!
Do you think I've got enough on the go? Hoping I can report some finishes soon!
Check out the great projects over at Freshly Pieced.
Till next time