Saturday, 6 March 2010

WIPs

Over 80 blocks now complete so just over half done for a finished size of 40" x 40".  However, I need a finished size of 50" x 52" so an extra 80 or 90 blocks by my reckoning.  I could use a border (or two) to speed things up but not sure if it would look quite right.  I really could do with a large pin board to put these up and see how the ratio of shades and tones is working out .  Never mind!  Thankyou for the comments and thoughts everyone.  On the iron .......... think I will stick with what I've got for now and just remember to switch it off regularly.




This weeks contribution to the "Rainbow" .............. some detatched chain stitch.  The hand stitching is such a struggle.  I'm not entirely happy with it and the rhythm of the needle dancing in and out of the fabric is lost now that I'm having to use a magnifying glass.  This is so disappointing and I'm really not sure how to progress from here ..........



The beginnings of a bag being stitched at 1am this morning - something to satisfy my rainbow thing of the moment?  I don't think I even like it now 


What to do?  Join a postcard challenge!  I am really looking forward to thinking these out and hope to work on one tomorrow.
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6 comments:

Createology said...

Maybe your inner critic is being too harsh. Your projects look wonderful. Keep creating...

Elmsley Rose said...

Oh no, don't kill rainbow! At least, put her in a drawer until your mind is not taken up with calculations for the blue square quilt project (sorry, forget it's proper name)

Ann Flowers said...

Wow, I think your stitching is fantastic!!!! You can do it:)



Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Your blocks are wonderful!!!!

Chris Gray said...

..well I like the rainbow!....

...try putting some complementary colours on each strip...with a bit of embroidery too.....


It'll zing then :-)

Diane J. Evans said...

Great blog, Shelley -- my thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my last post!

Diane

Rachel said...

Have you tried laying out the blue project on the floor? You can get a reasonably long view of it then, and that might help with checking the tone balance.