In some ways, you could say that this has been a “distraction” from finishing other projects, but on the other hand it’s actually been one of the few reasons I’ve had recently to slope off to the craft room for a bit of quiet sewing that I’m not sure I would have managed otherwise, so on balance I don’t think this was a bad project to join up with! I’m not yet caught up with all the blocks, but I have made progress with several of them.
他们是…。好？I liked the effect in general, but for me they didn’t sit as well with the other blocks as they might, so last week I whipped up a more “vanilla” version but gave myself permission to use some “virgin” FQs to make them. After all, if I didn’t have scraps in the colours I wanted, it was clearly time to create some!
我不是完全当然about that autumn leaf/”cornflakes” fabric choice, but it’s done now and it certainly won’t show any baby puke! It was a really nice way to showcase this scrap of Forest Animals fabric that I had knocking around for exactly this kind of project, and I will be making some more for my Honey Pot Bee quilt(s). I’ve already fussy-cut a bunch of centre squares, now I’m auditioning borders:
如果我用半体积的东西替换铰链硬件，我正在使用一个坐在的箍。就像它一样，很难收紧它足以在最远点缝合时真正停止箍下垂。和数量法国结很缓慢！But it’s a nice project to have next to my chair in the sitting room because it doesn’t require loads of thought – just grab some variety of blue embroidery thread (so far we have cotton floss, silk perle, cotton perle, rayon and metallic threads) and get knotted! The beads have added a glitter and sparkle that I’m really enjoying and I also have more buttons and shells to add to break up the area. The tide’s coming in – slowly!
哦哦看!旧的进步(非常老！）擦！I was having something of an off-day where I wanted to do something but didn’t want it to be anything terribly complicated or fussy, so I made myself trim down all the shockingly badly cut batik charm squares I bought to extend this Disappearing Nine-Patch:
Pro Tip - 4.75“是一个可怕在D9P被子中使用的广场大小！但我开始所以我想到我会尝试完成，所以稍后的一部分修剪和半个新的D9P块，我有这个：
这是我的块mod# TheHoneyPotBee# AsYouWishBlock由Tweety的alida喜欢绗缝。它受到Alida自己对信封块边界的建议的启发 - 我看到那些可爱的飞鹅，我的思绪也开始飞行！I’ve often wanted to play with “wonky” Flying Geese because so many of the designs with them are so striking, and I wanted to show that this was a letter with love in it, so I tweaked my Geese to slowly evolve into hearts.
鉴于我在商店中找到的所有领带的开裂交易，我认为垫子的待命是不糟糕的，所以他们和我一起回家。我不是刺绣碎片的巨大收藏家，但这些都是非常吸引人的。但是怎么办？The obvious idea, given my growing interest in patchwork and quilting, was to use them as appliqued elements in a quilt, but the linen ground fabric looked “wrong” on the quilting-weight cottons I sat them on and the local fabric shop’s linen offerings weren’t much better, being quite a coarser weave and in not terribly attractive colours. Back to the charity shops, then! The linen used in clothes is usually a fairly fine, nice quality and I decided it would be quite fitting to applique my charity-shop embroidered mats to charity-shop linen patchwork.