Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sidetracks

That pastel tessellation quilt just doesn't talk to me at the moment... so I keep on going off on little sidetracks to satisfy my creative 'needs'.
Had to do some little repairs to the 8y old's "Don't worry, be happy" backpack - he still loves it, and almost two years on it has held up well:)


 I also pulled out Jan Mullen's Reverse Applique with no Brakez:


Here are my sketch (please note the muddy prints one of our 4 cats has left...)


my secret layer,
(the greens at the bottom don't come out very green on the picture!)

the top with faint outline


and the sandwich ready to quilt:


Plan was I might take it on holiday to hand blanket stitch but this turned out to be a naughty word because after about 6 blanket stitches I couldn't stand the look so I might machine quilt it after all, and I will have to go on a quilting detox for the 10 days we are away (horror!!!)
There are a few other little projects I am working on, one can't be revealed yet as it is a present I have been working on for a while but still need a few bobs'n'bits, and I would love to get my shopping tote finished before the big trip to Aussie; we'll see...

P.S. Reached a new mile stone today; not only have I now found that card reader on the laptop (duh... except the batteries on the camera are flat lol), I managed to upload pics with the ipad (way more complicated though) but I ended up editing it on the laptop after all. I'm obviously not made for ipads...

2 comments:

  1. I can't believe it's been two years since we shopped for that fabric for Y's bag. Jan M does a big sort of quilting stitch around her applique shapes doesn't she - have you given that a try? Or what about trying a "stitchery" on your trip? I can recommend a very good stitch-along project...

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  2. Glad you found the card reader! And the flower looks great. Thanks for popping over to my blog and commenting on my crazy story about my scarves. Sorry I can't email you back as your comments are 'no reply'. If you want to change this go into your profile and tick 'share email'

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