Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Not quite ready to share


On Monday I suggested that my entry in the Farmer's Wife in Your Life linky would be ready for the reveal this evening. It isn't. I haven't quite finished the quilting.

Instead I have the start of a new project to share. Back in September Mum said she would love a stained glass effect quilt with the leading made from bias strips. In November she decided what size she wanted (about 28" x 20") and I started designing it and confirmed there was no way it would be ready for Christmas :)

Last weekend I finally started cutting the fabrics. All of the fabrics are batiks, and I'm sticking them to a calico backing using the glue designed for attaching fabric to pre-cut hexies. Tonight I ironed on the bias strips (these have been ready for a couple of weeks). I'm doing it in sections, so that they are easier to manage.
And this is an idea of what they'll like put together (obviously with another strip of black between them).This month's free motion quilting challenge will not be completed on time. As per tradition, I complete it on the last day of the month. This month I will be at my Mum's birthday party and my sewing maching has been packed away for a few days :(

I'll be back soon to show you some photos of Mum's birthday cake!

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