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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Slowly, slowly.

As the title suggests its a slow slog. I am quite disappointed at myself that the quilt went awry. I think I should have starched the sashing so it was a firmer fabric instead of being quite thin and floppy. I also had enough backing (sheet) fabric so why did I cut it to short not only that but strangly a square was also cut out (not sure how that happened) so had to patch it up. That wasn't the end tho.....there is some cobbled as well.... sigh. Still I bet you wouldn't have noticed if I didn't point it all out haha.
The circles in the sashing are part of the hand quilting, thought I would try them. I have drawn it with my trusty blue marker which washes out (I have used it with the straight stitches as well)
I also am not to excited with the binding either. double sigh.
My little Quirky house patch that I've sewn on which also hides a hole..triple sigh...and on the right you might just see a pin sticking out which is where the patch needs to go ontop of the patch that I've already put in which also wasn't big enough....quardraple sigh!!!!

Still whilst that is on one side for the moment, this is an update on the shopping bag.
                                             Bright and zany eh!


And here is a closer view. The orange is felt attached to the blue material with a buttonhole stitch, a little blue seed bead added. Then with 3 strands of bright blue embroidery thread I buttonholed over the top of the blue material and it's given it a raised effect. There needs to be a bit more greenery to balance it all out, and then it might get stitched together.

And as one project is nearly finished another 6 start up!! Here is one of them, more bits of wood from the wood pile!

Be interesting to see if they can turn into something interesting.

Once again I'm linking up with  handmade Monday

19 comments:

  1. The quilt looks grand and the bag is lovely! Looking forward to seeing what is going to happen with the wood :-)

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  2. You have a brilliant sense of colour - the quilt looks great (I've ignored your "awry" comments) Bag quite something and am looking forward to discovering what the wood whatsit will be!

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  3. Everything's looking fab - I think you need to stop all that sighing!! ;-) x

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  4. Your quilt looks fine to me.I think you're being too harsh on yourself!

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  5. The quilt looks lovely - the quirky faults are the things which will make you smile in a few months

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  6. Don't be so hard on yourself the quilt is beautiful. I know easy for me to say I am as hard on myself the number of times that are discarded.

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  7. The quilt is looking great and I'm learning lots from your posts on the bag. The embroidery looks great.

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  8. Don't be too harsh on yourself - it's the quirky parts that make each one different and personalised. The shopping bags is lovely - the blue flowers are very pretty. No, wonder what you will do with the wood...... Hope you have a good week.

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  9. Well all that was double Dutch to me ( LOL) because it looks great! I can't see any mistakes or anything wrong.Don't beat yourself up about it P.
    Love that blue on the bag.

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  10. I think your quilt looks great, I'm a perfectionist and critic myself quite harshly but usually its only me that can see the mistakes in my work and i'm sure that no one else will notice the bits you mentioned either! I love your bag with the bright colours and your trademark houses! I look forward to seeing what you are going to create with the bits of wood!

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  11. I would never see it, so, it's just amazing. I love your quilt. The colors are so festive and eye catching. I never make anything that has to be just so (like square quilt pieces). I would have to do a crazy quilt. But I so admire things like yours.

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  12. I think the quilt looks lovely too, and that bag is gorgeous, I love the embroidery you have done xx

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  13. What mistakes? I didn't see any :)It's the end result that matters ;)

    The bag looks great and are we going to be making some wee housy things with the wood?

    Drew

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  14. Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of the Simple Life2 April 2012 at 15:39

    Forget all those sighs it looks lovely - have you finished making from that wood pile yet? Come on hurry up we're all waiting ;-) xx

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  15. It's worth having a hole in the quilt if it means covering it with such a brilliantly quirky house patch, I love it. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the wood, I've been playing about with a few bits and having great fun.

    Jan x

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  16. Fantastic :) loving your art pieces
    http://artistycrafty.blogspot.com/
    I am gonna follow

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  17. The little houses are just too cute!

    LH
    x

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  18. It's annoying when things don't go to plan, but you've been so up close and personal with it, you're bound to only see what's wrong. To the rest of us it's just perfect! No one would know the lovely quirky house patch was to hide a hole, it looks as though it should be there.

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  19. Sammy Rabbit has reached his destination and is LOVED very much!

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