Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Block 9, simple to cut and stitch, I powered through, listening to the football on the radio as I joined the pieces together.
Friday, May 20, 2011
But ... Block 7, Birds in the Air, was not a breeze. The template was small, tiny in fact, causing some problems when drawing around its perimeter on the fabric. My fingers were continually in the way! This encouraged me to complete other sewing tasks, which I will admit was a method of procrastination. This morning I completed the block ... now I can look forward to the next one! The background colour is in reality a brighter shade of gold than this photo shows.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Block 6, Big Dipper, was fascinating to construct.
Fascinating? I am being positive! The centre seam I had to unpick back to the middle. Success! The points became points, and I was satisfied with the result.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
It was 'rounding' the handle that made me a person not quite so nice to be near ... well until I worked out a way to do it. As I am hand-stitching this handle was exasperating enough, but glory be, had I been machining the block I am sure my hair would be standing upright, if still in place. However I prevailed. Block Three, the basket is completed.
Four looks easier! The photo makes the block look skew-wiff ... blame the photographer! ''Tis I."