Monday, September 04, 2006

Ostrich done...


...except I think it wants more black space between the original strip in the middle and the QST strip - seems unbalanced there, particularly as there is a black strip between the centre and the pineapples to the left - so I think I will unpick it and add a narrow black strip all the way down to help space it out a bit...

I'm very pleased with how the flying geese came out - not as difficult as I'd feared doing the curved ones, though I think I'm glad I was hand-sewing them, rather than trying to sort all those pins on the machine. I did use a lot of pins!

I'm not trying to be an overacheiver, particularly (this was the September round, and I know it's only the 4th), but it's to be a Christmas present for my mum and I want to leave it with her when we visit in Oct/Nov, so I need to get it quilted before we leave. Not sure what I will do yet - may try hand quilting it in black, fairly large stitches (to disguise the fact that I can't do small stitches!). I'm sure you'll see it as it comes along.

2 comments:

sophie said...

Kate, the geese are fantastic! When you insert that thin strip, it will be perfect. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

katelnorth said...

yeah, I can't wait to see that either! I'm thinking large black stitches at the moment, maybe a little trapunto? But I haven't really decided yet. Must really make a decision soon...