Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Round and Round

Wrapping and wrapping
                                              Then stitching round and round to make the base.

More of the same and I have sides to my shape.
The 15 meter  coil of clothes line is almost at an end. But I am not finished going round and round so more cord will be spliced in and I will continue.

Lots more repetation in the cleaning  sorting and moving of fabric.  The upside of which is finding lots more small bits of various colors ( like red). I really really didn't think I had so many bits of red or blue or purple!

No plan but interesting to see a snap shot of my fabric and color choices.

Happy Mid-week  Terry

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Under my Needle

It has been 4 weeks since my last post. That seems like " a long time between drinks " but there hasn't been much happening. Well nothing new to "write home about ". I am slowly. Oh ever so slowly sorting the stash , re organizing the stash and cutting up bits along the way when I need a sit down.

But all that changed when I found this bundle of cotton clothes line on Monday morning. I had purchased it a while back.  Truth be told quite a while back  to make a bag. You know the fabric wrapped coil bags. I looked at it thinking well it won't "go off" and put it away in the soon to be sewing room.

Monday night happened and a dear friend came to quilting stitching the beginings of a wrapped coil bag.  That was all the prompting required and on Tuesday morning I arrived at quilting with some orphaned fabric and my rotary cutter.

After cutting bias strips and wrapping rope I was ready to start.

All set up with walking foot and zig zag set I have started a project that has deffinately reached it's use by date.

I was so happy on Monday night that I resisted the initial urge to toss the clothes line. 
The stash sorting might be taking a detour but there will be less to put away. 

Looking forward to tomorrow.  Rehab in the morning and stitching in the arvo.
Enjoy your Friday  Terry.