I think you all know by now that my blog is mainly dedicated to my work with Esther Aliu's BOM group plus occassional bits about my life and what is happening around me.
I finished the stitching on my Love Entwined borders Tuesday morning and was competely up to date before part 11 was released
My Hiccup with the bottom Pixies is barely noticeaable - at this stage - they are a quarter inch in from where they should be but so far so good.
Now for my decisions. I was NEVER going to make the complete Love Entwined Coverlet so didn't worry that I hadn't bought enough background fabric. I did buy all they had and had planned to use excess for other projects as I love its look.
Now that I want to complete LE I only have enough left for the last applique border so part 11 and 12 need a variation.
I am planning to use my narrow border fabric as my background for these borders but have no idea if it will work or not.
Have cut one border from across the fabric width, it has a cross grain line that shows as a faint stripe so with two joined strips I have enough length to mitre the corners same as my narrow border and keep the flow of the fabricm around the border.
These are my first audition fabrics for the oval braids. Have already decided my angels will be the light and dark blue of my zig zag borders. I feel the purple is right but the other is too dark so will have a look when I go to buy more fusible this morning. The dark may now become my willow tree in the corners.
Am I happy or not. This taffeta fabric is the exact same fabric I used in my compass. It is a gold shot with pink and I didn't think I would find it again. We have a Fabric Barn in Whangarei where I purchase most of my non traditional materials and hidden amongst rolls of taffeta's I stumbled on it. This was a huge WOW for me.
Braids and angels fused in place but no stitching. So far I am happy but my Angels are blending into the background, think it is the gold overlayon the fabric, they are not the main feature I so am continuing.
This photo shows that faint grain stripe I was talking about, which is why I want to mitre my corners.
Stitching started and my ovals are working and being nicely defined. The gold overlay on my Blues is definately making them merge into the background but I do not want to introduce more fabrics.
My fingers are crossed as once this border has all its's applique I will know, but not until then.
Would love to hear what you think.
Now too link with Esther,
But a PS for Glenda,
Have had strong winds and heavy rain overnight and through this morning, the tail end of Ita as a tropical low came to visit us and joined up with another low to give us a very wild and windy night. No damage and it has now carried on South