Thursday, 26 May 2011

R11: Narelle

I was worried I may not make it this month but finally found some time yesterday to get embellishing.

With the blue I've added 3 lemon and 3 dragonfly fabric pom poms. The bottom centre rectangle still needs something but I'll think on it a bit longer.

The chickens were a little hungry on the tan piece so I've stitched some gold beads for corn. Then I added some red beads in the shape of a heart. I'd like to add more but will wait till the binding is on and see what else it needs.

Thankyou Kate. This has been a wonderful journey and I can't wait for the final reveal.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

R11: Plum Cox

 Having quilted last month, I wanted to embellish this month (as instructed!) but also wanted to bind it before I embellished (perhaps jumping the gun a little).  I was lazy and didn't make bias binding for it, but used straight binding and pulled it into shape around the curvy edges.

After that I added a few beads - a scatter over the top right corner, a few larger beads  near the middle, and some more picking out the quilting line on my liberated star.  I may manage some more, but at the moment I'm not sure what more it needs.  The House Critics (DDs 1 and 2) have only two complaints, that there is only one figure on it and that her dress is a bit dull (in fact they pointed out that I had all the colours of the rainbow to choose from, and grey was probably the dullest one to go for.....).
I just need some help with a title for it now.  Any ideas?

Friday, 6 May 2011

Janet- Round 9 Flamingo

I'm really not sure what's going on with this one.  For round 9 I finally decided to applique another flamingo on it.  I think it's starting to balance out a bit.  I plan on quilting for round 10 on both of mine.  I'm just a little behind getting these done.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Round 10/11 Gene Black

For round 10 (I think) I added the embroidered flower in the pink square on this piece. It is subtle but it is there. I actually embroidered it three times with my embroidery machine.

 This picture shows some of my wavy grid quilting -up close.  This is done freemotion with lines going first down and then across the piece.  Easy and effective.
 Here is the piece all quilted and waiting for the next step.
I decided to not finish the other piece. I will use it in some other project.

Round 10: Plum Cox

Quilted!  A couple of detail shots too, as the quilting doesn't really show up on the 'whole quilt' photo.  I've also cut the edges to it's final wobbly shape......

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Step 11

Another month - who can believe it? Anyway, here's your instructions for this month:

a) if you quilted your quilt last month, then embellish it in some way

b) if you didn't quilt it last month, guess what? Yep - quilt it!

R10: Winter Star