Two more panels completed - the honey bee (possibly my favourite panel so far) and goose tracks ...
It's all starting to come together rather nicely. This morning I laid it all out on the table and made some decisions about layout, cut the rest of the sashing and calico, and prepared a couple more panels for hand quilting. The next big decision will be the binding around the edges. Apparently it's not the done thing to use the same fabric as the sashing, so it looks as though I may have to raid the boxer shorts drawer again.
Tina's finished bag - one of four that walked out of the studio on Saturday afternoon after a day spent with our tutor Lorna. What you can't see is that these bags all have linings and inner pockets WITH ZIPS! Everyone was delighted to have mastered inserting a zip as well as tackling Vilene, wadding, magnetic closures and D-rings.
In additionn to the birds version, there were other colourful variants, using both salvaged and new fabric from our latest collection.
So six panels are now nearly complete! Sashing (that's the green strips) and cornerposts are in place on two panels which have also been hand quilted onto the wadding and backing fabric.
Three more panels to put together and then the really tricky bit - assembling it and joining the panels using the 'quilt-as-you-go' method.
Straight out of the box today - our new consignment from Uruguay.
Some luscious new colours in our existing weights (Rasta, Rios Aran and Arroyo DK) but, pride of place, has to go to the Malabrigo Sock, which we know many of you have been asking for.
Six colourways which we hope will please most tastes. So hard for photos to do it justice, so do pop by and see it for yourself.
Have been a very good girl this week and done lots of homework ...
I've attached the sashing and corner post to my Dresden plate and quilted it to the wadding and backing calico
I've made a handle for my basket and attached it (slightly wonkily)
I've learnt how to do half-square triangles and made a Maple Leaf complete with stalk (that was the tricky bit). I think I might have finally mastered the rotary cutter.
... and I've embroidered more hearts onto the applique panel using some of Pam's wonderful variegated threads.
Have I earned a housepoint?