I'm a little bit behind but it's still February for another 8 and 1/2 hours so here is my postcard for 'Under the Sea'. I found just the right blue background fabric that to me looked like it has a great piece of coral already there. Swim little fishies. They and the green coral are hand appliqued and then I backstitched water with a blue metalic thread.
This is the postcard I received in yesterday's mail. Aren't those little turtles just the cutest. I think you call it couching and it's done with a gold metalic thread over wool with blue metalic thread for the water.
There's so much else that has to be done and sewing is taking a back seat for a moment. However I did manage to get and hour or so in at our Patchwork group on Wednesday arvo. I can only get there after finishing work at 1.30pm so I'm going to take my Red Delicious and hand sew each month. Of course the coffee is a must as is chatting with friends.
and February up to the 14th. The 7th and 13th are backing fabrics for gift quilts. Then I thought I'd go with pinks for 'love month' and a red with bunches of white flowers for Valentine's Day.
As you'll see on my sidebar, I'm also taking part in Lurline's Happy House Swap. This is the first block I've made, untrimmed as yet. Can anyone else who has made these tell me if the side strips are supposed to be angled like that or have I done something wrong?
I have a date with Spiderman today. Quilting that is, on a panel for my nephew. Hopefully soon I'll have some finished photos and can add to my '2009 Finishes' on the sidebar.
What do you think these three things could have in common? My hand stitching progress of course. I've never been a big tennis or cricket fan but this year I'm enjoying watching both which is tricky when you have the men's tennis singles finals on one channel and a close cricket match on the other.
I did a lot of switching between channels while watching the tennis and cricket last night. Saturday night was tennis and then McLeods. I also made good progress on the log cabin quilt. I've now done the hand stitching part of joining the blocks so that they are in four strips of four blocks. Just three x 56" long seams to go and then the binding. I'm a slow hand stitcher so I'm really happy with my progress. I'd share a photo of the strips but I think my camera just passed on.
Off to town today which includes a visit to the local fabric shop. I need backing and wadding for the T-block quilt and also some backing for my nephew's quilt which is due by the 13th of this month and where is it . . . still in the UFO pile. I see a busy busy week ahead as it's also GST (Goods and Services Tax) time for this little procrastinator.