Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday around the house



Lots of things to show today, after a few days of less to show. Here is the batik sampler quilt - I finished stitching the binding down tonight - it's at an odd angle in the photo because I turned it sideways to show the quilt right-side up, even though I took the photo side on for space reasons. It looks good. Might keep this one, as it has no particular purpose at the moment, though you never know - something could very well come up.

I also did some work on the Japanese applique - finished the bridge, added the land at the front and on the right and put up the tree - though I haven't satin-stitched that yet. After that, it's just the bunches of leaves to do, and an optional moon (which I think I will include - I like it).



I also decided to make some fish for my newly painted toilet room - this is a small piece, about 18 inches by 30, I think. Obviously, it's not quilted or anything yet - just pieced together - but I will quilt it fairly soon so I can hang it up. It's attached temporarily to the toilet wall at the moment, just to check the colours and so forth... Oddly enough, this is the third quilt I will have made specifically for a toilet room - but the first for my own.

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

The sampler turned out great and the fishes are really cute!

Gina said...

Love the quilts. If you are not sure what to do with the Batik sampler I'll be pleased to take it off your hands. LOL

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Ruth's Place said...

The batik sampler is stunning, and I love the fish!

Kathy said...

I do love those fish! It certainly is different from the 'art' you previously had hanging up in that room. I truly enjoyed the kids' art, however. I have put up some of it in the dining room and some in the basement.

Melissa said...

Looks like I'm not the only one drooling on my keyboard over that batik sampler!

PatStudio said...

hi, i just found your blog. sweet. and i am particularly fond of your wall of shame. now that takes a lot of courage. or something. i remember when i first started quilting, a teacher said one should never feel compelled to report how many ufo's were stacked up and waiting......lol

Gene Black said...

Those are all lovely. The fishes are perfect for the toilet room. I never thought to use one there. Hmm, let me consider!