Friday, 18 January 2019

Giant Panda - I can almost see the finish line

Of course (...) I ended up with plenty of aqua and green leftovers... I didn't want to go backing-shopping, and I had some nice white cotton sheets of the right size for backing. But even little 9 year old girls will get white things grubby, so with the help of mum I dyed the sheet (and my hands) aqua!

Take some aqua procion dye, a large microwave and a large plastic container as well as some Soda Ash (I used the instructions from LuAnn Kessi which I had blogged about here) and your white sheet becomes an aqua backing:

I put an IG filter on to get the pic closer to the true colour 
- oh yes, you can get blue hands, too, if you're not diligent about wearing gloves lol
Since we put a big fluffy mat in the lounge, I unsuccessfully tried table basting before I made enough space on the floor by the breakfast island 
I had asked on IG if people thought I needed to add leaves to the aqua lines in the wide white border, there were mixed responses, but to be honest I couldn't really get myself motivated, so instead I quilted giant bamboo stalks:
I found no easy way to photograph this...

... visible a little better from the back
There are still a few more projects from 2018 I want to blog about, but as I'm going back to work next week, we'll just have to see how that works out. Until then I will just enjoy the beautiful summer in the Far North of New Zealand!

Happy Sewing!


  1. I love your Panda quilt Monika! Love the colour!! And I like the decisions you made for the border. Happy blogging :-)

    1. Thanks, Raewyn, I'm glad it all worked out :) Hopefully something she can have on her bed for a long time :)


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