Friday, November 24, 2017

ATC Friday

A couple more sets of finished round robin ATCs - these are ones where I added the final touches. With these cards I simply added a large paper flower (slightly 3D, so the scan isn't brilliant).

With these, I added some autumnal leaves, as the orange colour seemed very autumnal to me.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Finished Stars!

Binding on, just in time to give to our friends who got married a while back. This isn't a bed quilt, but rather a large lap sized snuggle quilt. Hopefully it will get good use...

Friday, November 17, 2017

ATC Friday

These again are two sets of cards which I was the last player to add something to, after two others worked on them. With the music cards, I added an instrument and a bit of German foil scrap - which I am running out of. Must order some more, if only I could find a reasonably priced supplier...

This card had a really interesting background texture, so I didn't want to cover that up - that said, it was quite blank when I received it, so I felt it needed soemthing substantial added. These bugs (and a bird) are partially transparent, which helps keep the background in the foreground. So to speak.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cotton Robin - my finished piece

Many moons ago (or a little less) I sent off a centre block to start out a quilt for the Cotton Robin round robin. One of the players had some trouble along the way, so it took a little while longer than expected for my piece to return home, but it did finally land, surprising me when it did as I'd kind of forgotten about it. It's really sweet, isn't it?  The centre block (just the bird with the pale blue background) was a block from the Block Lotto - I won a set of bird blocks a long while back. I still have quite a few. Really must do something with them...

Friday, November 10, 2017

ATC Friday

A couple of finished sets of Round Robin ATCs - these were both instances where I was the final player to add something. in both cases, I added lettering (I think that's my motto -when in doubt, add letters. I have a large collection of letters!)

Friday, November 03, 2017

ATC Friday

Three sets of round robin cards here, all three where I was the final player (third) to add something. The eskimo cards didn't need much as they were already quite full - a few snowflakes did the trick. 

These fish and chips cards just needed to be identifed as such - gotta love a bit of lettering!

And this fashionable lady really need some washi tape and a huge newspaper flower. (The lefthand card isn't really sliced off at the top - the scan is just a bit wonky....)

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Cross Stitch Update

Well, I had intended to work more on this, but foolishly (accidentally) sliced the pad of my thumb open on a broken teacup, so even after it finally stopped bleeding, it's been awkward to use for the better part of a week. Especially for any task you have to use the pad of your thumb for, like pushing a needle through fabric (I hate thimbles). Maybe next week!  (The dress is the only area of progress, so it's all I've shown in detail.)