Saturday, June 14, 2008
Summer mini and more
What I did today, mostly, was to work on this summer mini - I played around for quite a while working out how I wanted to do the flowers - I tried white on white fabrics first, but they were too heavy, so I decided to play with sheers instead - I tried sewing them and turning them inside out, but didn't like the effect, so I used two layers of sheers but cut them out using my little soldering iron to hold them together around the edges and stop fraying. I did the same with the vase; the stems are bias strips in the same fabric as the window sashing. At the moment, the floral arrangement is just resting on top of the quilt, as I haven't quite finished quilting it yet, but they will at some point be attached - loosely, in the case of the flower heads. I am really pleased with how this is turning out, if I do say so myself.
And I got some nice stuff in the post today as well - on the left, a lovely garden-esque tag from Susan - we swapped - I sent her some ATCs and got this in return - I surely got the better end of that deal. And on the right, from Jen, a lovely lollipop flower as a thank you for hostessing the ALQS - how cool is that? It's only tidgy (and I don't mean that in a bad way - I like tidgy, and anyway, that means I can easily display it in my upstairs hallway with my little tidgy heart quilt from Anne...
And two sets of block lotto blocks - from Pat K and Erin. Only a few more sets to go and then I will have to think of what to do with them.