Sunday, 1 May 2011

Upcycling Progress ...........

............ or not but we'll come to that!  Remember these?  They look much better pressed
Foundation piecing in preparation for some crazy quilting.  Hand or machine I'm not quite sure.  My new glasses should be ready on Friday ............. perfect eyesight to 4.5 in about 8 years is frightening but I won't dwell and I'm quite excited that, for the first time, somebody understood exactly what I wanted/needed ......... something with a largish vision area but not "Deirdre Barlow" and now I know why I complained about being able to see too much of the inside of some spectacles when my husband said they were fine............ because my eyes are wider apart and I have a wider face then him.  Perhaps that will sound better if I say that he has a narrower face with eyes closer together lol!  Just how come it's taken 5 eye tests over 8 years to have things explained properly?  Asked if my sewing/needlework was a hobby, I was just about to reply that it was more a way of life when my husband replied "obsession"!  Don't think I can argue with that!

The fabrics are very tightly woven hence hand embroidery, even with the new glasses, is going to be hard work!  Maybe a mixture of both and perhaps some beads.

I had no inclination whatsoever at this time to make twin creatures but even one needs a left AND a right side.  Another day to spend making the corresponding sides then!!!!!!!
Thankyou for your lovely comments on the quilt .......... I'm kind of impressed that I made something that big too!  Looking at Dana's suggestion of an edge stitch foot, I tried out the Juki blind stitch foot with a central guide ............ why on earth didn't I think of that?  I did press the seams open on the quilt and I'll still need to play around with the tension a little but at least it's now going to be in the ditch or equally parallel to according to the needle position - the edge stitch foot is going on the Christmas list along with the open free motion quilting foot!


Bluebell said...

Hello, I love your I.Spy quilt I've not had a go at one of those yet but I intend to. I also love all your blue fabric that is going to be a beauty. Did you enjoy the wedding,? I thought it was so lovely I sat and watched with my daughter we had a lovely day.
Love Jill

Dana said...

Its great finding that you already have a foot that will do the same job. i love how I learn something new with each and every quilt i make I think thats what makes me want to make more looking forward to seeing your next make Dana:-)