Growing Up QAL - Block 4, Embroidery
|Block 4 - Embroidery of Growing up QAL|
I brought the block with me this weekend to Toronto and had a little time to work on it. I finished it on the drive back to Ottawa earlier today. I'm sorry I didn't iron it but since it was on light gray fabric, I ended up using both a Frixion pen and a fabric pen. I'll have to wash the block first before ironing it, otherwise I risk setting in the fabric pen. The deadline for linking up is today, so this is what I'm posting!
Postcard from Sweden Quilt Along
I found a little bit of time to work on this project. I'm glad that Myra of Busy Hands Quilts is hosting this quilt along. It's encouraging me to keep working on this project. I just took the pictures this evening and it's very gray outside - the colours are much more vibrant in person.
This month I trimmed all of the finished blocks. This went much better than the neutral quilt below (see the "What I learned" section below). I already had a few rows sewn together and added a couple more this month.
|Progress on Postcard from Sweden quilt|
You may have noticed that the fabrics are not the correct colours, nor are they solids. As much as I love the original pattern, there was no way that I was going to manage putting all of those colours in the right place. That's just too much fussiness for me. Instead, I printed the image of the quilt in black and white, and have tried to keep to similar values. We'll see how well I did when it's done.
Neutral Lap Quilt - Take 5 Loves Coffee Milk
I was able to complete the quilt top since I spent the beginning of April working on it. I had hoped to finish the quilt this month for my sister-in-law's 60 birthday but we went partying with her and her family in Toronto instead. I'm sure that the quilt will be finished before her 61st!
|Take 5 Loves Coffee Milk Quilt Top|
- I enjoy doing embroidery and often have a project on the go, but it's not an activity that should be attached to deadlines. I hope I don't do this again :-)
- If my pictures are not very good, it's a symptom of a good social life. They will be better soon!
- I trimmed all of the blocks for the neutral lap quilt, but the length of the strips were far from even. I wasn't always able to trim the blocks as I should - so some of them were not even from the centre. It's not a huge problem and mostly doesn't show, but it makes me rethink the wisdom of cutting fabric when I have a sinus cold!
I've linked this post to the Growing up QAL Linking Post, the Postcard from Sweden Quilt Along linking post as well as the following parties. See what everyone is up to! Off the Wall Friday, Slow Sunday Stitching, MOP Monday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, Monday Making, Moving it Forward Monday, Main Crush Monday, Linky Tuesday, Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers, Needle & Thread Thursday,
Great news! My Postcard from Sweden was featured on Midweek Makers! Thanks Susan :-)