Yup yesterday was a hot day with wind to match. The sort you hope there are no fires and stay inside.
I retired to the sewing room with fan ,ice water and a pile of squares.
I was gifted enough flannel sometime earlier this year for a blankie (read small loved quilt).
The quantity was clearly intended for a rag quilt. It's a technique I hadn't tried before and decided the Basics Quilt drive would make a great home for one. It's 10-C and temperatures are dropping for winter there.
Started stitching at 11am and finished at 5pm with stops for lunch and the exciting parts of the Presidents Cup. (golf a DH thing).
I clipped the edges during two episodes of Big Bang followed by The Closer. Yeah all older episodes on fox but it gives you an idea of how long it took.
Stitching and clipping time I figure 5-6hrs. I think that's well spent time learning a new technique and having a gift of warmth and love for someone.
The Basics Blankie is in the washing machine fluffing up. Finished result photo before being posted to the Big Apple.
There's time left to support the quilt drive. My first quilt only took 10 days to arrive in N.Y. form Sydney. Check out the details here.
Off to hang up the washing (giggle). Have a great week Terry
I am quietly stitching But can only show peeks as it's the secret sewing done at this time of year. You guessed it presents and surprises to soon be posted as tokens of friendship.
The small gifts you make sometimes last a long time. Here's one I can share.
I made a small calico bag with a shoelace cord for DH about 35 years ago. It was modeled after the marble bags I made my brothers when I was young (at least a half century ago).
The red shape on the yellow square is a visual pun. It is worn as evidenced by worn holes on the tag and bag. I just love that my Dear One still uses it for his golf tees. A very small bit of Christmas stitching still in use is a thank you all the time.
No wonder I like this time of year and gifts from the heart.
Sending you all warm wishes as I return to secret stitching. Terry
No stitching this week due to surgery and a lot of laying about. BUT I have a plan and your invited to travel to Mulhouse in Alsace with me and see the beginnings of my idea.
Arriving after an early start by train.
Stroll across the canal to the Museum of Printed Textiles
A day learning to use wooden blocks from the museum's collection.
Making choices and getting ready to print
A wonderful lunch prepared by Celine. The young artist who helped me with the adventure. We even used dinnerware designed for the museum.
Lots more printing Celine adding a couple more in empty spaces. I was worn out by now.
Two meters of quilters muslin printed with blocks from the textile museum. After lunch I realised I would cut up this fabric so trying to get edges to meet wasn't necessary. I just enjoyed the printing.
My plan I am going to use this small piece of printing for the center of a medallion quilt. Progress reports to come.
My day of printing at the museum was wonderful. As quilters we all have our own stories about our quilts and this is a story that will return many time over.