Sorry I haven't been in blogland this week, with being ill and having Amelia ill and then my boy Jacques was ill with a lung infection, so all of us were on antibiotics, no school all week...la la la la
The weather here has been wonderful, 20C+ all week, so I did do some hand stitching outside while watching the kids play on the trampoline, madness is next week it's due to go 9C and snow showers on Good Friday !!!
I looked through my finish along wip's and realised my spring quilt wasn't done and one christmas stitchery, so I got busy and put the spring quilt on the frame, I realised I didn't want it to be too big and wanted a sitting at sewing machine with cold legs quilt, or Amelia and I snuggling watching tv, sitting outside on a spring evening.... BUT I made a few major mistakes and I'm happy with the quilt but not thrilled.... I used polyester batting which definitely contributes to bunching on the quilting and I bought some backing fabric which felt like cotton in the shop but as soon as I got it outside I could tell it was poly/cotton... so it's a bit shiny feeling. For better quilting I need 80/20 batting and cotton backing.
I did some general FMQ and after 2 hours was sewing on the shop bought binding. Anyway, enough talking here's the piccies
|My new stone wall has also caused hassles and was wip last week ;o)|
|ready for the sunlounger|
|too nice for a tablecloth|
|Backing, lesson learn't|
So all I need to get done for the Finish a long is the angel stitchery....do you think I could manage it tomorrow.... we'll see eh :O)
I'm linking up to the Finish a long and TFIFF is at Finding Fifth