Monday, January 21, 2008

M is for Monday



I started quilting the batik baby quilt today - did about half, perhaps not quite, but decided I needed a break after that, as it's hard on the arms and shoulders. These two closeups of the quilting show the sort of leaf motif I am using, combined with sort of pointy bits - hard to describe, but basically, I just echo around the leaves a bit and do these pointy things. Anyway, it's working fairly well, even the tension is doing ok, despite the tightness of the weave of the batiks (I didn't put batik on the back, which does help). Might finish it tomorrow, we'll see how it goes. I'd like to try to do a few hours quilting on one of my hanging around tops every week until they are all gone (i.e. until the end of time) - obviously, as the quilt tops get bigger and/or more in need of something specialised they will take longer to complete. Which is partly why we are starting with the small ones!





Also did my postcards for the 1970's swap - found a great fabric in my small stash of non-cottons for this disco ball, and used glitter for the rays of light - simple, but I think it says 70s, don't you? They will go out tomorrow as the glitter wasn't dry yet earlier. I did also start working on what I might be doing for the starts with N swap, but the photo didn't come out well, so I'll wait to show a picture until I get a little more done and/or decide if this is where I am going or not.
I did also receive two postcards - M is for Mardi Gras from Wanda and Little Houses from Ann. I do love all these little houses - great idea for a swap!

8 comments:

Myra said...

Fabulous idea for the 70's disco ball and the fabric is perfect. I am enjoying your little house cards too.

Joyce said...

I like the quilting you have done. And i never tire of the little houses. Well done.

atet said...

LOVE the disco ball -- very 70's!

Purple Missus said...

Love the 70's cards - great idea.
Like the new header - or has it been there a while and I just haven't noticed :)

Ruth said...

the quilting looks great!

sophie said...

I LOVE the disco balls, too.

sophie said...

Ps. I'm go glad you blog that I'm passing on this award.

Julie said...

I do like the batik and the 70s postcards are just right!