Wednesday, 26 September 2012
I got a bit busy in the sewing room over the weekend, not only cutting out Megan's double A-side quilt, but also tackling the brown batik challenge set by Charlotte while I was convalescing. It's taken me a while as I couldn't decide if the brown batik would drag down the lovely accompanying fabric in whatever I made, or if the lovely stuff would lift it to acceptability by association. Well, you tell me....
I used the FQ retreat goody bag, and a Google image for inspiration, which in itself was I think drawn from a Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial. I used Innocent Crush for the leaves and hand stitched them on with perle. I haven't decided yet whether to line the bag with a patchwork Innocent Crush made with the remains of the charm pack I have.
Today I went over to Charlotte's to pick up the Snow White fq, check the layout of the double A-side on her design wall..... oh, alright & to cuddle the puppy!
I took this photo of the Heather Ross side in the office at the weekend, and for some reason the proportions look odd, but trust me, in reality, they are fine! The gaps at top and bottom will have the Snow White fabric in them.
Much as I love this, I wasn't sure it would fill the requirements for a pink quilt, and so you may remember I did another side with Aneela Hoey fabrics which definitely fits the brief!! If you don't like pink, look away now!
Hopefully it will all work out - there may be extra sashing needed to make up for seam allowances etc, but fingers crossed it will all come together wonderfully!
So, that's what I've been working on this week, together with the raw circles hand quilting, which goes without saying!!
Linking up with WIP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced.