Thursday, February 09, 2012
Working For Charity
Well, it's been a while. What can I say? Yes, I have been creating, I create in some way every day. I have to have my textile fix in some form at least once a day or go crazy. The fix can take on many forms, magazine browsing, chatting with textile friends, fabric/thread/yarn touching, pattern browsing or making, helping others with sewing dilemmas, visiting some textile exhibition, designing in some form for a new project,or simply playing with with needle fabric & thread. On any given day you will find me involved in at least one of these activities & quite often more than one.
So what have I been doing? Well, there is the knitting, the bobbin lace, the pulled work, the appliqué, the counted thread bookmarks, the reticella play, not to mention helping my newest prodigy (hello Miss C) with her sewing adventures. So you can see I have been creating, & you will see it all in good time. My Mother always used to say that all good things come to those who wait.
Today I will show you the appliqués I have done for another quilt for charity. They are all out of scraps, stitched onto a poly/cotton background. Poly/cotton can be such a pain to sew on, it always seems to pucker no matter how much stabiliser I use. The puckers will all blend in when the whole quilt is pieced, sandwiched, quilted & bound. Come back in a few days to see the quilt pieced together.