I love the layout Esther designed and it did make putting the top together so easy
But today I am not sewing!!!!
I was, but 4 lots of unpicking of the same part of my next sashing across bottom of my Retro quilt has seen me say give it away for the day.
Has been my sunflower block frame, fabric is cotton polyester and it moves so easily. doesn't show in this photo but the stripe is quite pronounced and it kept moving and was in my face every time, but finally I am happy.
However I went and bought batting ready to quilt and have now discovered I could have bought it cheaper elsewhere, plus I missed the courier delivering my new (second hand) mobile phone while I was out. so it's not my day.
Decided to clean out the spare room wardrobe as still have lots of quilting bits in there.
I found this.
My first ever attempt at machine applique -a table runner - never finished - and no wonder, here is the closeup. I thought at the time I will never master this technique!!!
It just proves that you have to start somewhere, and practice is all it takes, but a good machine does help
This was an old borrowed machine in 2006 - and I broke it !!!
Next up was this unfinished piece.
Fantail on Pohutokawa
About 2009/10 when I started stitching then padding my applique before putting it on my background.
This might now get finished as I still have pattern for a Tui to match.
And delving deeper in the wardrobe, this I think is where my talent, if that is what it is, comes from.
A 36 x 36 luncheon cloth hand embroidered by my Aunt, Tatted edge by my grandmother.
They tried to teach me both skills - I was a D- grade student LOL
My Aunt's unused dress fabric's are my sashings and borders for Forget me Not so guess this is a tribute to her and her talent. My Mum still has the work which my Aunt won first prize for New Zealand Hand Embroidery with c1960. Mine one day!!!
This is the reverse of her work, and I think awesome describes it best.
Well I can't hold a needle to handstitch but I hope they both are happy with how I am finally able to follow their footsteps, They must have laughed secretly at my embroidery attempts.
Cheers everyone, Jenny