Saturday, 31 December 2011
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Size Is Not Everything, Small Is Sweeter
I have been harvesting the remainder of our carrots. Hence the idea, not a very good one but it fits the theme.
I again used the cut, stich, cut, stitch technique for the background. Unfortunately because I was desperate to get on with the challenge I made the division between sky and soil at the half way mark, not a good idea design wise. Typical of me not thinking things out. I realised this early on but decided just to continue.
I used fabric paints to create the fluffy leaves and give character to the carrots. I then free machined with green variegated thread to give more texture to the leaves.
To my surprise I am reasonably happy with the result considering it was made so quickly and without much planning.
Plus Point -----I will be able to use it in the crafts section of our local Annual Show, where hopefully it will make the entrants to the vegetable sections smile.
I have to report negative progress. I got a shock to see that our challenge piece has to be in by 1st Jan.
I was away in England for over 5 weeks due to a death in the family. It was a shock when we came home to find how close we were to Christmas. I have returned to a sitting room full of furniture to be shared round our family but none of them want to take their pieces at this time.
I am now trying to juggle life, Christmas with all that involves and getting on with my 25th Events of the Year Quilt. It has to be finished by end of January as all 25are going on exhibition in early Feb.
Will see what happens.....
Husband has been away all day so I decided to spend the day sewing the challenge piece and ignore everything else and hurray, I have finished my piece.
I will photograph it and post it on site tomorrow.
Friday, 16 December 2011
As we are getting close to the due date, I want to ask Ann to start thinking about the new theme.