Friday, June 27, 2008
This block was started some time ago, but I stopped and it lingered in my drawer. Finally after a last bit of applique, it is finished. I have sewn bands of fabric for the background, different greens to give the impression of a dense forest. The house on stilts is made in patchwork and applique. When I will be at the quilting stage I will add details to the water. It is all my own design.
I have even managed to sew it to the next block, and as you can see there is only one more missing. If you have any idea leave me a word, the theme being red houses.
I suppose I could do a schoolhouse, or a houseboat...
And if you want to see what the other members of this challenge have managed, then check this link to the photos of the Atelier Rouge on Pascale's website, Au bout des doigts. It is in French, but you don't need a translation to see photos and if you want to leave a message, she does speak english.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Finally I am back at my sewing table, the show is finished, my parents have gone back to France, and I have a bit of quiet.
So yesterday I finished my June bag in the BQL challenge.
It is smaller than the ones we did previously, more the size of a handbag, and I like that.
The flying geese are separated by some sashing, and there is a lot of free machine quilting so that the bag can stand by itself.
There is a pocket inside with 2 flying geese.
For the lining I used some hand dyed fabric that I made 2 years ago, it is very bright to lift the bag.
The bottom is a rectangle where the corners have been replaced by a round shape.
I am glad I have been able to do some sewing, I missed it.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Maybe I am feeling guilty at already being late in following it.
This is ribbon embroidery, very pretty.
Is it a cherry tree ?
Some daffodils(fr:jonquilles) and grape hyacinths (muscaris). Ribbon embroidery and embroidery.
Shall I start on block 3, or rather finish other projects ? There is always lots to do.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
And this was my block before ironing. Sorry I don't seem to be able to erase it from the post...