Wednesday, 24 August 2011
block one, down in the garden
I also did some unpicking last night. I had to get to 'pleats' out of my Butterfly hexie garden borders. Don't know how they got there but two did and they had to go!
I visited a site that had the worst quilts on display. Some of them were quite hideous. Some were judged on lack of quilting skills and they were terrible. The commentaries are quite funny and tongue in cheek. It made me think of my Sweet Nostalgia quilt. I got to the last block to machine stitch around and I developed a nasty puckery bubble, if you get what I mean. I nearly cried. After seeing the terrible bubbling on the winners of the 'world's worst quilts' I unpicked the quilting all around the error and smoothed it out and pinned ready to quilt it again. I know I just wouldn't have been able to let it go. It is my first go at machine quilting on something so big and I am moderately happy but I just couldn't live with 'punch in the eye' unhappy when I know I could fix it. I may even get my quota of hand quilting done for the week. Three blocks is my target.....
Tonight I will need to work on my Christmas finish for the month.. Last night I trimmed my second lot of Tis the season blocks and cut fabrics for the borders. Hopefully I will get some sewing machine time tonight.
I leave you with some orchids from my garden. Surprisingly one of them produced five spikes. I was ecstatic when I found them. The doily underneath was my grandmothers made by my mum. I just love it. It's so special to me.
Have a great week......